The Texas Railroad Commission has unanimously elected Commissioner Christi Craddick as chairwoman.
Denton will consider a petition to ban fracking at its public hearing on Tuesday.
Outgoing Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has asked officials of a North Texas city to not support a grassroots petition advocating a ban on hydraulic fracturing within the city limits.
State Rep. Stefani Carter released a statement on Monday saying that she will run for a seat on the commission responsible regulating the oil and gas industry in Texas.
Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has defeated Gregory Parker for the Republican nomination to retain his seat on the board that has nothing to do with trains.
Texas Railroad Commission chairman Barry Smitherman is headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination to retain his seat for two more years.
Governor Rick Perry has appointed Buddy Garcia to the Texas Railroad Commission until the general election in November.