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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.

Ted Cruz stands in support of Konni Burton

| |Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014

Cruz said Konni Burton is the candidate needed to replace Wendy Davis in the Texas Senate

Davis, Dems quick to react to RedState Women PAC

| |Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014

The debate over “equal pay” is also over limiting where, when and how women can sue for it.

Wendy Davis launches Spanish-language website

| |Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014

Both the Fort Worth Democrat and her Republican foe in the governor’s race are reaching out to Hispanic voters.

Two women vie for Place 7 Arlington school board seat

| |Monday, Mar. 17, 2014

Grand Prairie resident Kecia Mays is running against Arlington resident Bridgett Davis.

Four Fort Worth council candidates talk transportation, education

| |Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014

The Oakhust Neighborhood Association hosted candidates running for Joel Burns’ council seating. Four of the six attended.

Abbott is wishy-washy on pay equality, Davis says

| |Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014

Attorney General Greg Abbott responds to state Sen. Wendy Davis by alleging that she has a conflict-of-interest involving her law firm and her work in the Legislature.

Meetings planned for Fort Worth’s $292 million bond election

| |Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014

The city will use Twitter and Facebook to reach younger generations.

Immigration advocates call for reforms at Arlington rally

| |Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Arlington, spoke Tuesday to leaders of Fast for Families, telling them that a bipartisan immigration bill that passed the Senate is unlikely to become law soon. The advocacy group also organized a rally at St. Matthew Catholic Church.

In Texas politics, ‘words have meaning and names have power’

| |Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

Candidates’ names appear to have factored into the results of several primary races.

Sixth candidate files for Fort Worth council seat

| |Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

May municipal ballot includes bond issues, contested races and a crime prevention tax renewal.

Ted Cruz after-election endorsements: Better late than never?

| |Saturday, Mar. 08, 2014

Tarrant County is well-represented in the new Congressional Friends of Wales Caucus in D.C.

Fifth candidate declares in race for Fort Worth District 9 council seat

| |Friday, Mar. 07, 2014

Monday is the deadline to file to run for District 9 seat on the Fort Worth City Council. The election is May 10.

Conservatives are urged to avoid social issues

| |Friday, Mar. 07, 2014

Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates regaled conservative activists with a preview of the next presidential campaign Thursday, sticking to long-held principles while largely avoiding incendiary social issues.

Dewhurst campaign faces uphill climb

| |Thursday, Mar. 06, 2014

Political analysts say Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst may have to get negative to win race.

2 more Texas clinics close under new abortion law

| |Friday, Mar. 07, 2014

The last abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley shut down Thursday.

Wendy Davis’ showing on the border becomes a contentious issue

| |Thursday, Mar. 06, 2014

The Abbott and Davis campaigns differ on interpreting Tuesday’s primary vote in South Texas counties.

After winning the GOP primary, Sharen Wilson makes plans for transition at DA’s office

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

Three Tarrant County races are headed for runoff elections in May.

In Tarrant, primary marked by ‘anti-incumbent sentiment’

| |Thursday, Mar. 06, 2014

Two local members of the Texas House were ousted, while two candidates head to a runoff for Texas Senate District 10.

Tea Party flexes its muscles in GOP primary

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

Dan Patrick says: “In Texas, we will show the rest of the country what it means to be conservative.”

Race for governor set: It’s Abbott, Davis in November

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis ran away with the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and Attorney General Greg Abbott breezed to victory in the Texas GOP primary. Texas had the nation’s first statewide primary of 2014.

Dewhurst’s slump is two years in the making, but is Patrick a risk?

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

The Houston state senator and talk-show host is a much more strident conservative up against the Democratic ticket.

Republicans in Senate 10 head to a runoff; two local state representatives lose

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

Incumbent state Reps. Lon Burnam and Diane Patrick are unseated by primary challengers.

Wilson wins GOP primary for Tarrant DA

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

Former state District Judge Sharen Wilson ran on her record as a tough judge.

Commissioner Andy Nguyen easily defeats challenger

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

Nguyen’s platform emphasized completing major transportation projects in his district.

Cornyn in command of Senate primary

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

The Democratic race heads to a runoff.

Local congressional delegation claims victory

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

U.S. representatives with Tarrant County constituents easily won re-election bids.