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No do-overs: Winners take all in Tuesday’s election

| |Monday, Nov. 03, 2014

Candidates don’t have to hit the 50 percent mark: The person with the most votes wins.

For Abbott, Davis, it’s all about turnout

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Democrats must energize their base — and persuade Hispanics to vote — to end Republicans’ two-decade hold on the governorship.

If adopted, Denton fracking ban would face legal tests

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Some say a proposed prohibition on hydraulic fracturing violates Texas law, but supporters call it “legally defensible.”

Keller, Birdville bond elections getting unruly

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Voters have complained to Tarrant County Elections officials about hostile campaign workers.

Texas given another low ranking

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Republican Greg Abbott will visit Texas Motor Speedway.

Early voting turnout is up in Tarrant County

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Early voting may have ended, but polls will be open across Texas again on Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Arlington bond package includes $160 million to fix the worst streets, sidewalks

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Arlington officials hope voters will approve $160 million bond issue to rebuild bumpy streets, buckled sidewalks and congested roadways.

The race for House District 101

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

State Rep. Chris Turner has one challenger — Libertarian Carl Nulsen.

Millennials lean toward GOP, survey finds

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Millennial voters are more of a swing vote this time around, and likely young voters actually prefer a Congress controlled by the Republicans, according to a new national Harvard Youth Poll released Wednesday.

Political costumes, masks not welcome at the polls

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

On the last day of early voting, officials warn voters to be careful what they wear.

Fort Worth is ground zero for Texas governor’s race

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Both major-party gubernatorial candidates visit Fort Worth and reach out to local voters to “rally the troops.”

Cornyn has his eye on more than election victory

| |Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Texas’ senior senator wants a GOP majority in the Senate and a top job for himself.

It’s the quickest way to vote — but don’t forget the propositions

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Party officials encourage Texans to cast a straight ticket vote and help candidates up and down the ballot. But election officials caution: Don’t overlook the nonpartisan issues.

Nolan Ryan endorses proposed Fort Worth arena

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Fort Worth residents have until Nov. 4 to vote on funding options for the proposed 14,000-seat arena for the Cultural District.

Gas industry pumps big bucks into Denton fracking election

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Denton Taxpayers for a Strong Economy has raised nearly 10 times as much as Pass the Ban has collected.

Millions of dollars pour into Senate District 10 race

| |Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte urges Tarrant County Democrats to go to the polls.

Tarrant County residents asked to approve a wide range of bond proposals and taxes

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Local elections include Arlington’s bond package, which is the largest in the city’s history, and the funding for Fort Worth’s $450 million multipurpose arena.

Birdville, Keller schools push for strong voter turnout

|Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Early voting numbers are strong in school bond elections.

The race for House District 96

| |Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Libertarian Quinn Eaker challenging incumbent Republican state Rep. Bill Zedler in House District 96.

The race for the 6th Congressional District

| |Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton faces two challengers — Democrat David Cozad and Libertarian Hugh Chauvin.

The race for House District 95

| |Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

State Rep. Nicole Collier faces one challenger — Republican Albert G. McDaniel.

Hogan’s goat and ‘Spicy Brown’ headline Texas campaigns

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

There’s not much humor in politics this year, but The Daily Show will find some.

Ebola becomes focus of border security debate

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A general says the fear that a border crosser will bring Ebola into the U.S. “keeps me up awake at night.”

New and bigger East Branch Library is part of Arlington bond package

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Early voting for the Nov. 4 election continues through Friday.

Much at stake in State Board of Education races

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Voters often tune out at election time, but the board members play a huge role in the lives of Texas students.

The race for House District 92

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland faces Democratic challenger Tina Penney.

Texan Phil Gramm honored for political past

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

George P. Bush packs up the moving van.

The race for Senate District 9

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

State Sen. Kelly Hancock faces one challenger — Democrat Gregory R. Perry.

Nearly a half-million Texans cast ballots

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

More than 40,000 Tarrant County residents cast ballots in the first three days of early voting.

For Texas Democrats, the bad news gets worse

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Wendy Davis trails Republican Greg Abbott by 16 points in one poll, which means she may fall behind 2010 nominee Bill White.