2016 GOP presidential primary

Texas House District 128 Candidates Spar Over Toll Road Issue

Republican candidates in the Texas House District 128 race are trading political hits over whether the incumbent, Rep. Wayne Smith (R-Baytown) is in favor of tolling the Fred Hartman Bridge. Challenger Briscoe Cain says Smith’s record suggests he wouldn’t be opposed to the idea.

HOUSTON, Texas (Dec. 11)--The Port of Houston, the busiest in the nation in terms of foreign tonnage, is accessed by a 54-mile long ship channel. In an average day more than 700 vessel transit the channel. Here, a ship passes under the Fred Hartman bridge on the Houston ship channel, …