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Nov. 4 preview: State Board of Education

|Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

The candidates in contested races for State Board of Education on Tarrant County ballots tell voters about the key issues.

Nov. 4 preview: Legislative races

|Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Here’s a rundown in the candidates’ own words of the state House and Senate races on the Nov. 4 Tarrant County ballot.

Nov. 4 preview: Statewide judicial races

|Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Here’s a closer look in the candidates’ own words at the issues in contested statewide judicial races.

Burton, Willis gaining speed but also veering wildly as Senate race nears finish

| |Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

The Colleyville Republican and the Fort Worth Democrat exchanged barbs and accusations in their final debate.

Davis ad with wheelchair sparks controversy

| |Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

State Sen. Wendy Davis touched off a political furor Friday with a 30-second TV ad that features an empty wheelchair and slams Attorney General Greg Abbott for working against disabled people despite winning a settlement after he was disabled himself.

2014 election: The race for the 25th Congressional District

| |Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams has two challengers — Democrat Marco Montoya and Libertarian Jack Betz.

Congressman: More Ebola cases “only a plane flight away from our shores”

| |Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Officials demand more action from federal government to help stem the spread of the deadly disease that this week claimed a life in Dallas.

As governor’s race hits homestretch, Texas women seen as key

| |Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014

Wendy Davis tells the Star-Telegram Editorial Board that she will be good for all of Texas.

Abbott, Davis ramp up attacks in campaign for governor

| |Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014

Greg Abbott accuses Wendy Davis of lavish spending; Davis accuses Abbott of abusing his power.

Texans seeking abortions can turn to their doctors

| |Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014

Physicians under current state law don’t need abortion licenses if they perform fewer than 50 such procedures a year.

Are slot-like machines soon heading to Texas racetracks?

| |Monday, Oct. 06, 2014

Texas track owners are weighing when to turn in applications for historical racing machines.

2014 election: The race for the 33rd Congressional District

| |Sunday, Oct. 05, 2014

Democrat Mark Veasey faces an election challenge from a Grand Prairie security guard in his quest to serve a second term representing CD 33.

Want to vote in November? Better sign up

| |Monday, Oct. 06, 2014

Voters have one more day to register to vote in this year’s general election.

Cabela’s in Fort Worth becomes lightning rod in governor’s race

| |Saturday, Oct. 04, 2014

A scathing audit of Gov. Rick Perry’s job-luring Texas Enterprise Fund has armed Democrats with what they call a full-blown scandal along with visions of a game-changing burst of momentum in the countdown to the Nov. 4 election.

2016 elections: Ted Cruz for president?

| |Saturday, Oct. 04, 2014

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price returns from Asia, says investors she met with “love Fort Worth.”

No more abortions at one Fort Worth clinic — for now

| |Friday, Oct. 03, 2014

One Fort Worth abortion clinic closes; another will stay open.

Abbott holds on to 9-point lead over Davis

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

New poll released just over a month before Election Day on Nov. 4 in the Texas governor’s race.

Abbott, Davis fire away in final gubernatorial debate

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis squared off for the last time in their second and final debate Tuesday.

Highlights of Texas governor’s race debate

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Excerpts from Tuesday night’s second and final Texas gubernatorial debate between Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott.

Davis accuses Abbott of cover-up on eve of final debate

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A spokesman for Attorney General Greg Abbott dismissed the accusation as “political posturing” and provided new details about decisions made to withhold records related to grant recipients a decade ago.

2014 election: The race for the 26th Congressional District

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess faces Libertarian challenger Mark Boler in the Nov. 4 election.

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.