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Controversial historical racing has day in court

| |Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

State Rep. Matt Krause asks local judge to put a stop to the new rule change; the Texas Attorney General’s office wants Krause’s case dismissed.

Islamic State extremists discussed entering U.S. through Mexico, official says

| |Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

Intelligence agencies have tracked social media exchanges in which Sunni militants discussed crossing the border, a Homeland Security official tells Congress.

Key federal official wants to kill sports blackout rules

| |Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

After almost 40 years of regulation, the chairman of the FCC calls for a vote this month, saying the feds are “blowing the whistle on this anti-fan practice.” The NFL wants to keep blackouts as an option.

Wendy Davis autographs memoirs for supporters

| |Monday, Sep. 08, 2014

Hundreds of people stood in line Monday night for the chance to get Wendy Davis to autograph her memoirs for them.

Block-walking: Back to basics for the 2014 election

| |Saturday, Sep. 06, 2014

While technology is important, candidates say there’s no substitute for asking voters face to face for their support.

Abbott says he grieves for Davis

|Saturday, Sep. 06, 2014

The Republican gubernatorial candidate says “losing a child is beyond tragic for any parent.” Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis tells her story to ABC News’ Good Morning America.

GOP sends shoutout to local state senators

| |Saturday, Sep. 06, 2014

George P. Bush offers a double honor to his grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush.

In book, Davis reveals second abortion

| |Saturday, Sep. 06, 2014

In her memoir to be published on Tuesday, Wendy Davis tells about two pregnancies that were terminated for medical reasons in the 1990s. She was married and had two daughters.

Abbott, Davis agree to second debate

|Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2014

Candidates for Texas governor agree to a Sept. 30 debate sponsored by KERA/Channel 13, KXAS/Channel 5, Telemundo 39 and The Dallas Morning News.

Abbott questions Davis’ loyalty to the Cowboys

| |Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2014

Did Wendy Davis, who graduated from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., once cheer for the New England Patriots? Opponent Greg Abbott questions her true colors.

In a long line of Bushes, a grandson honors his heroic grandfather

| |Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2014

Fort Worth’s George P. Bush tells the story of his grandfather’s rescue in WWII: “If that rescue had not occurred, there would be a lot of Bushes that wouldn’t be part of our history.”

Texans among beneficiaries of big donor’s generosity

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Millions of additional dollars are flowing into campaign coffers of Ted Cruz and others, thanks to Supreme Court ruling doing away with limits.

Bush takes a more moderate tone on environmental issues.

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The GOP nominee to be Texas land commissioner believes climate change is a serious threat to the state, but he stops short of attributing it to human activity.

Trial over Texas voter ID begins this week

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Whatever the verdict, it isn’t expected to affect the November elections.

Nov. 4 ballot

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Here’s a look at most of what will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot in Tarrant County. There may still be a handful of city and school initiatives on the ballot that have yet to be determined.

Davis still running, but scenery isn’t changing

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Barring a surprise, two political science scholars see a 10-point victory, or more, for Republican Greg Abbott.

Battle for Senate District 10 escalates

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

As Labor Day arrives, candidates ramp up campaigns to replace Wendy Davis in the Texas Senate.

Texas governor’s race: Sure thing? Or stunning upset?

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

As the campaign enters a frantic final two months, Democrats believe they’re capable of pulling an Election Day shocker while Republicans remain confident they’ll keep their lock on statewide offices.

Texas governor turns a mug shot into a moneymaker

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

State Rep. Lon Burnam gets roasted — and dumped on — for a Democratic cause.

New Texas laws go into effect Monday

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Nearly a dozen new laws go into effect Monday, touching on issues from judicial training to higher education for veterans.

Key parts of Texas abortion law overturned

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

More than a dozen additional clinics in the state faced closure until a federal judge ruled this afternoon that the new law creates an “impermissible obstacle” to women seeking an abortion.

State officials approve historical racing in Texas

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Texas Racing Commissioners approved rule changes that could allow slot machine-like machines in racetracks across the state.

Abbott agrees to a second debate with Davis

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Texas Republican gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott reverses course for a second time on the same day: First, he backed out of a second debate with Fort Worth’s Wendy Davis. Then he agreed to a new one.

Lawsuit filed to stop vote on historical racing in Texas

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A Fort Worth Republican lawmaker wants a temporary restraining order to stop a controversial vote by the Texas Racing Commission.

Wendy Davis offers plan to help Texas military and veterans

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Proposal includes helping veterans find jobs and be treated for mental health issues.

Texas Tea Partiers have Rick Perry’s back — on at least one issue

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

North Texas Tea Party members say Rick Perry can be ‘all hat, no cattle,’ but they believe the indictment is pure politics.

Taxpayers won’t be on hook for Perry defense after all

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Governor’s staff says indictments are “an assault on the Constitution. We don’t want it to be an assault on the taxpayers as well.”

Defiant Gov. Perry booked on 2 charges

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

“I’m going to fight this injustice with every fiber of my being. And we will prevail,” a defiant Rick Perry declared at the Travis County Courthouse. The governor then went to get ice cream.

Perry avoids an arrest but still faces booking

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Fighting felony charges won’t keep Gov. Rick Perry from meeting his busy travel schedule, staff says.

Perry prosecution headed by a formidable lawyer

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

McCrum is not motivated by partisan political motives, his friends insist.