Good news! This just in from the Republican Party of Texas:
This afternoon, the San Antonio three-judge federal panel issued an order (click here to read the order in PDF format) setting a May 29th Primary Election and a related administrative calendar for the election.
Of particular importance - the order sets a re-opened filing period for the primary ballot, which will commence on Friday morning, March 2nd at 9:00am and runs through Friday, March 9th at 6:00pm.
The Republican Party of Texas will be accepting filing applications [for statewide and multi-county district offices] at our Austin headquarters at 1108 Lavaca, Suite 500, Austin, TX 78701, for all candidates who are required to file with the State Party instead of their county chairman.
[Travis County Republican Party will be accepting applications for intra-Travis County ballot positions on March 2. We'll also file all Precinct Chairman applications we have received to date, and will accept more throughout the second filing period. Please consult this blog for future updates.]
RPT will begin accepting applications on Friday morning, March 2nd, at 9:00am and will continue until 5:00pm. The RPT office will be closed on Saturday and Sunday and we will resume taking filings on Monday morning, March 5th, at 9:00am. From Monday through Friday, applications will be accepted from the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm, and then on Friday, March 9th, we will continue accepting applications until 6:00pm.
Candidates who filed during the prior filing period in late 2011 who still wish to seek the same office need not re-file their applications, assuming no information contained therein has subsequently been rendered inaccurate.
For more information, you may contact RPT via email at email@example.com, or call at 512-477-9821.
For a listing of County Parties and contact information for your Republican County Chairman, please visit http://www.texasgop.org/county-chairmen.
We thank all of our Republican activists and volunteers for their ongoing patience and flexibility during this process over the past few weeks and months. This has been an incredibly stressful time for many candidates and volunteers around the state, and we are grateful to each of you for your dedication. The Republican Party of Texas has brought on board additional staff to help deal with the increased activity during this re-opened filing period, and with the additional costs that the redistrict lawsuit have brought to the State Party - now is a very important time to help support the work of the RPT with your donation. If you can make even a small online contribution today, it will go a long way towards helping us offset the runaway costs that the lawsuits and changes to the Primary have brought to the State Party.
Source: http://www.texasgop.org/posts/246-urgent-primary-election-update [Bracketed text added by TCRP.]