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U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey delivers UPS packages

Veasey UPS 5

Max Faulkner / Star-Telegram

The UPS shift was part of Veasey’s effort, “Marc Means Business,” to get to know more constituents — and the issues they face — in the 33rd Congressional District.

Fort Worth City Council candidates address LGBT issues

Candidates say they would educate themselves on the concerns of their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered constitutents.

Court says Tarrant water district doesn’t have to call election

A lawsuit filed by the Rev. Kyev Tatum and others had argued that the district violated the Texas and U.S. constitutions by moving the election to May 2015.

Fraction of sales tax could help restore Baker Hotel, advocates say

On May 10, Mineral Wells voters will decide whether to allocate an eighth of a cent of the city sales tax to the redevelopment of the Baker Hotel.

Perry offered to restore vetoed funds if Travis DA quit, sources say

Even after Gov. Rick Perry stripped funding for the office that prosecutes state public corruption cases, his emissaries worked to swap the resignation of the Travis County district attorney for restoration of the money, several sources told The Texas Tribune this week.