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U.S. officials to leaders in Central America: ‘Do you want your children back?’

| |Sunday, Jul. 20, 2014

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, questions whether migrant children should be piled into makeshift shelters in North Texas and elsewhere.

Former Texas leader says Hook ‘em Horns

| |Saturday, Jul. 19, 2014

Fort Worth lawmaker heads to Colorado to help with a marquee race.

Davis’ campaign finance reports don’t match her fund-raising claims

| |Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

Republicans accuse Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis of using “fuzzy math and Enron-style accounting to artificially inflate her cash on hand and obscure the fact that a large number of the contributions she claims are not made directly to her campaign.”

Tarrant County dollars flow into the race for lieutenant governor

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

Republican Dan Patrick has raised $7.8 million overall since declaring his candidacy for lieutenant governor, compared with Democrat Leticia Van de Putte’s nearly $2.3 million.

Texans face sticker shock with new inspection process

| |Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

A new law that aims to simplify Texans’ annual car registration and inspections could instead cause confusion — but state officials say they’re working on a public awareness campaign.

Slot machine-like devices at Texas racetracks?

| |Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

Texas racetracks need the electronic boost, supporters say.

Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November.

Abbott claims his gubernatorial campaign has an unprecedented war chest

| |Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014

Democrat Wendy Davis of Fort Worth actually out-raised Republican Greg Abbott in the latest reporting period, but the

Feds: Texas voting maps deliberately discriminated

| |Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department told judges Monday that Texas lawmakers carefully crafted electoral maps marginalizing minority voters despite the state’s exploding Hispanic population in a deliberate effort to racially discriminate and protect conservative incumbents.

Can Texas officials lead the way on the border crisis?

| |Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014

Texas lawmakers are filing bills, studying the issue and weighing in on how to solve the growing humanitarian crisis.

George W. Bush has second knee surgery

| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014

The former president has had three surgeries in less than a year.

Ready to knock George H.W. Bush’s socks off?

| |Saturday, Jul. 12, 2014

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams works to make sure the city of Burleson doesn’t forget a hometown hero.

Davis attacks Abbott over chemical storage sites

| |Wednesday, Jul. 09, 2014

Wendy Davis launched a trip around Texas on Texas attacking opponent Greg Abbott for blocking information about where dangerous chemicals are stored.

Arlington mayor ‘stunned’ at GOP choice of Cleveland

| Tuesday, Jul. 08, 2014

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck says he is “stunned and disappointed” that a Republican National Committee panel chose Cleveland over Dallas as the site of the 2016 GOP Convention.

Interior secretary comes to Fort Worth to advocate for parks

| |Tuesday, Jul. 08, 2014

Mayor Betsy Price is leading an effort to get the Land and Water Conservation Fund reauthorized.

Ordinary Internet users caught in NSA web

| |Saturday, Jul. 05, 2014

The intercepted messages, provided by Edward Snowden, include discoveries of considerable intelligence value — as well as collateral harm to privacy on a scale that the Obama administration has not been willing to address.

Kinky Friedman on Texas politics: ‘Yeah, I’m done’

| |Saturday, Jul. 05, 2014

U.S. House members share a stylish moment — in searsucker suits.

Texas GOP changing stance on toll roads

| |Friday, Jul. 04, 2014

Paying to drive not “a good deal for the taxpayer,” one activist says.

State, local reaction to ruling splits along ideological lines

|Tuesday, Jul. 01, 2014

Texas political conservatives and local Catholic and evangelical religious leaders hail the Supreme Court’s ruling on contraceptive insurance coverage, while reproductive-rights activists decry it as interference with women’s access to birth control.

Rick Perry invites Obama to the border, WH says no plans. Yet.

| |Thursday, Jul. 03, 2014

The White House says President Barack Obama has no plans -- as of yet -- to tour the Texas/Mexico border when he’s in the state next week, despite an invite from Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- a 2012 Republican presidential hopeful.

Democrats say it’s time to change Texas

| |Saturday, Jun. 28, 2014

Party leaders say the real work begins now that delegates have approved a platform and wrapped up the state convention.

Democrats claim a victory

| |Saturday, Jun. 28, 2014

Whataburger gets a shout out from a Texas politician on a key anniversary.

Davis leads a fiery Democratic pep rally

| |Friday, Jun. 27, 2014

At state Democratic Convention in Dallas, Fort Worth state senator comes out swinging at her Republican rival in the race for Texas governor.

Texas Democratic Convention: “It’s not just a man’s world.”

| |Friday, Jun. 27, 2014

Texas Democrats tell women they are they “heart” of the party — and its future.

Candidates talk school choice, testing at Fort Worth convention

| |Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis, the major party candidates for Texas governor, spoke to the Texas Classroom Teachers Association convention meeting in Fort Worth Thursday. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democrat running for lieutenant governor, also spoke.

Democrats kick off state convention in Dallas

| |Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

Democrats say it’s truly time to start turning Texas blue.

Wendy Davis marks filibuster with rally in Austin

| |Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

The Fort Worth Democrat, trying to gain traction in the governor’s race, rallies supporters eager to recapture the defiant energy of last summer.

Lawmakers consider merging services for the blind

| |Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

A proposal would merge the Division for Blind Services and Department of Rehabilitative Services.

Fort Worth judge a standout for Texas Democrats

| |Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

“He made as loud a statement as he could by switching parties,” Steve Maxwell, a former Tarrant County Democratic Party chairman, said of Larry Meyers.

Dallas still in the hunt for 2016 GOP convention

| |Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

Republicans reduce the list of finalists to two: Dallas and Cleveland. Officials say Arlington’s AT&T Stadium could host some events after all.