Polls are open in the state of Texas and will be so until 7 p.m. this evening.The Texas Democratic and Republican Primaries are being held today instead of early March because of the squabbling over the redistricting maps which ended up in Federal Court.

There are county wide races in Bowie County including the Sheriff's contest, County Clerk, County Tax-Assessor Collector, several County Commissioner races and constable races. There is the U.S. House race featuring incumbent Ralph Hall and the U.S. Senate race for the right to replace the retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison.

If you are a registered voter in the state of Texas and did not vote early we urge you to get out and exercise your right to vote today.