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Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime.

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Texas’ Democratic gubernatorial candidate will have surgery to fix a “common issue,” her campaign says.

Craft brewers say restrictions make it tough to draw investors

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

At least one state lawmaker favors loosening the rules.

Dewhurst, Patrick in discussion live online May 7

|Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his GOP primary runoff challenger, state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, have agreed to meet at WFAA’s Dallas studio for a debate that will live-streamed to websites, including star-telegram.com.

Critics invited to submit ideas to reform Texas traffic violators surcharge program

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Texas lawmakers are unlikely to abolish the state program that imposes surcharges on Texas drivers on top of the fines and legal fees attached to traffic violations, the chairman of the House committee that oversees the program said Monday. But he encouraged critics to submit recommendations for reform to the 2015 Legislature.

Proposal would allow slot-machine-like devices in Texas bingo halls

| |Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014

Foes say a rule up for consideration this week at the Lottery Commission would essentially expand gambling in Texas, but proponents don’t see it that way.

Thursday is last day to register to vote in May elections

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Early voting starts April 28 in the May 10 elections that include bond issues on Fort Worth and Arlington ballots.

Obama meets with Wendy Davis in Texas

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

President Barack Obama met briefly Thursday with state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.

2009 Fort Hood shooting victim: ‘Don’t give up’

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

One of the wounded in the 2009 massacre hopes to help victims of the latest shooting.

Politicians say it’s time to pay equal salaries to Texas women

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Women earn 77 percent of what men are paid for the same work, White House statistics show.

Perry’s chief marketing tool is funded by prolific donors

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Critics say the governor is using the TexasOne fund not just to sell Texas to investors, but also himself to voters around the nation.

The battle over House District 90 continues

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

State Rep.-elect Ramon Romero Jr. said he didn’t do anything illegal.

Louis Zapata, first Hispanic elected to Fort Worth council, dies

| |Saturday, Apr. 05, 2014

Louis Zapata is remembered for breaking down barriers and being “a Texas original, a Fort Worth original.”

Fights for state education board heat up

| |Saturday, Apr. 05, 2014

Two North Texas seats to the State Board of Education are in the May 27 runoff

Gov. Rick Perry in Palau helping search for missing WWII airmen

| |Saturday, Apr. 05, 2014

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz gets a tattoo?

Judge denies Burnam’s request to see mail-in ballot applications

| |Friday, Apr. 04, 2014

Incumbent in Texas House District 90 plans to appeal judge’s ruling turning down his request to see applications for mail-in ballots that were made before the March primary.

Gun-rights group sets sights on Arlington ordinance

| |Monday, Apr. 07, 2014

Members of Open Carry Texas say the ban on handing out literature to people in cars violates their freedom of speech. The city cites safety concerns.

Leticia Van de Putte: More must be done for veterans

| |Thursday, Apr. 03, 2014

The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor stumps for votes in Fort Worth.

Ted Cruz shows off smokin’ Churchill tattoo

| |Tuesday, Apr. 01, 2014

Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz went on “Fox & Friends” this morning to show off his new Winston Churchill tattoo.

PACs mobilize for, against $663 million Arlington school district bond

| |Monday, Mar. 31, 2014

With elections a little over a month away, two political action committees are working to inform voters on the benefits and burdens of the largest school bond proposal in Tarrant County history.

NE Tarrant Tea Party says it didn’t make harassing robocalls

| |Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams works to honor a fallen Burleson soldier.

Texas landowners fear the worst with Keystone XL pipeline

| |Monday, Mar. 31, 2014

Supporters say the pipeline is a job creator and a key piece of American energy independence. Opponents say the risk of leaks and environmental damage is too great.

New judge appointed to hear Burnam election challenge

| |Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014

State District Judge Robert McFarling of Denton will hear the evidence in the case.

2014 Primary Runoff Voters Guide

Tuesday, Apr. 01, 2014

Two dozen candidates will be back on the ballot in Tarrant County on May 27.

Burnam challenges loss in Democratic primary

| |Monday, Mar. 24, 2014

State Rep. Lon Burnam of Fort Worth files suit seeking a review of whether mail-in ballots were cast illegally.

Arlington maintenance sales tax up for renewal

| |Monday, Mar. 24, 2014

The quarter-cent sales tax has generated more than $123.6 million in revenue since it was first approved in 2002, city officials say.

Tarrant County’s leadership becomes more diverse

| |Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014

Tarrant County is poised to have its first Hispanic state representative and first female District Attorney.

Texas native — Barry Corbin — speaks out for the state

| |Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz played up a moment in the spotlight

Texas Supreme Court denies appeal to call Tarrant water district election

| |Friday, Mar. 21, 2014

While the Texas Supreme Court refused to call an election, a similar federal lawsuit has been appealed to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court.

Planned Parenthood eyes Texas race

| |Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014

Group hopes to build on the influence it had on the Virginia governor’s race.