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House District 94 is ‘a key race to watch’ in November

| |Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

Some think the contest for the Arlington seat in Austin could be a dead heat.

Ex-Supreme Court justice joins case against Tarrant district clerk

| |Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

Wallace Jefferson says efforts by Tarrant County District Clerk Tom Wilder to collect court fees from indigent clients stifle the ability of the poor to use the courts.

Abortion a fiery issue for SD 10 candidates

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

Konni Burton and Libby Willis go head-to-head in their first face-to-face interview this campaign season.

Perry’s enterprise fund doles out millions with weak oversight

| |Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

The audit critical of the Texas Enterprise Fund was required under legislation pushed by state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth.

UNT may have to repay state $75.6 million

| |Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

University of North Texas officials remain hopeful that the amount will be reduced.

Perry wasn’t the first to link abortion regulations, Rivers’ death

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

A Democratic state legislator connected Texas abortion regulations and Rivers’ death before the governor brought it up.

Third party candidates could play a role in governor’s race

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

The lesser-known candidates often act as spoilers in statewide races, and that could be the case on Nov. 4, experts say.

For Davis, a practiced performance in first debate, but not enough to turn the tide

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The Fort Worth Democrat needed a mistake by Republican Greg Abbott, but his 20 years as a state official showed.

Barton out sick with gallbladder attack

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Fort Worth’s mayor and other leaders travel to China to promote air service.

Davis assertive, Abbott plays it safe in first debate

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

No real fireworks enliven a mostly dry gubernatorial debate in the Rio Grande Valley between Democrat Davis and Republican Abbott.

2014 elections: ‘That’s our Wendy’

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Wendy Davis’ hometown supporters cheer on their choice for Texas governor during the first debate Friday evening.

Choice of debate site shows Hispanics’ importance in Texas elections

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Hispanic potential voters in every region of the state are being hotly pursued by both Republicans and Democrats.

Fort Worth lawmaker loses bid to stop historical racing

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A second lawsuit challenging the gambling machines has been filed in Austin.

Accusations fly in the race for Texas governor

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis each claim their opponent is trying to draw attention away from improper political moves.

Texas voters face a much longer ballot in November

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

The governor’s race is the tip of an electoral iceberg that includes everything from street and school bonds to statewide transportation funding.

PoliTex: What do you call a former president and his first lady?

| |Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

Wendy Davis recognizes some familiar footwear during a book signing in Fort Worth.

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.