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Cold front runs from Central Liberty county to Sabine Pass where a band of tstorms have formed. These are moving southeast. Drier air will continue to filter in this afternoon and tonight. Southerly winds will return Wednesday into Thursday ahead of Friday's system.
West, Holmes, Carlton, Patrick among the big runoff election winners
SOUTHEAST TEXAS - Tuesday's runoff elections have produced decisive victories for a number of candidates across the region and state.
Raquel West has defeated Stella Morrison in the Democratic runoff for judge of the 252nd Criminal District Court in Jefferson County. With all 110 precincts reporting late Tuesday night, West received 4,576 votes (56%) to Morrison's 3,563 votes (44%). West will face Republican Carolyn Wiedenfeld in November.
In the runoff for judge of County Court at Law Number Three, Terrence Holmes defeated Beaumont city councilman Audwin Samuel. Holmes earned 4,995 votes (61%). Samuel got 3,149 votes (39%). Holmes will face Republican Clint Woods in November.
Incumbent Precinct 8 Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam III took in 562 votes (58%) to Kenneth Marks' 412 votes (42%).
In Orange County, Stephen Brint Carlton won the Republican runoff for Orange County Judge over John Dubose. Carlton received 2,971 votes (53%) to Dubose's 2,587 votes (47%).
In Hardin County, Dana Hogg defeated Lora Keefer in the Republican runoff to become the next District Clerk. Hogg finished with 1,832 votes (53%). Keefer had 1,631 votes (47%).
Alvin Roberts defeated Crystal Holmes in the GOP runoff for Precinct 4 Commissioner in Hardin County. Roberts got 898 votes (59%) to Holmes' 618 votes (41%).
With 100 percent of the vote counted in the Republican runoff for the District 36 congressional seat, Brian Babin had 19,274 votes (58%) to Ben Streusand's 14,046 votes (42%).
Dan Patrick defeated incumbent David Dewhurst in the Republican runoff for Lieutenant Governor. With 99 percent of the vote in, Patrick had earned 486,456 votes (65%) to 261,104 votes (35%) for Dewhurst.