Lupe Valdez

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Early voting in Texas’ primary elections begins Feb. 20, and the Democratic candidates for governor are making their rounds across the state.

Erik Anderson

This week on Fronteras:

  • In California, Border Patrol agents are getting sick from sewage spills in the Tijuana River.
  • A language barrier often exists between patients and their doctors  (7.02).
  • A high profile Hispanic throws her hat into the ring for Texas governor (12.57).
  • Mariachi music makes its way out of the cantinas and into the classrooms (17.27).

Ryan Poppe

The chair for the Republican Party of Texas is calling on a Dallas County commissioner to not sidestep state law by allowing Sheriff Lupe Valdez to remain on the job while she actively campaigns as a Democratic gubernatorial candidate.  

Ryan Poppe

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez says, “She’s in.”  Valdez officially resigned as sheriff and filed her candidacy for governor at the Texas Democratic Party in Austin. Valdez said she’s running to give every Texan the opportunity they deserve.

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Updated at 5:21 p.m.

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez has not announced she is running as a Democrat in the 2018 gubernatorial primary race, but political experts say that doesn’t mean she isn’t planning on running. And there may also be other top tier Democrats running for the position.