By Bobby Blanchard
Updated, Tuesday, 5:59 p.m.:
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that a runoff will take place Feb. 17 in the special election for the House seat vacated by Lois Kolkhorst. Former Austin County Judge Carolyn Bilski and Caldwell attorney Leighton Schubert will face off in the runoff election. Early voting is from Feb. 9-13.