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Davis, Abbott duking it out in new campaign ads

| |Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014

The Democratic and Republican gubernatorial nominees both launched their ad campaigns for the general election season on Thursday.

Perry, Cruz in Fort Worth for RedState Gathering

|Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014

The political landscape has shifted since Rick Perry and Ted Cruz spoke to a RedState Gathering three years ago.

Can Wendy Davis make a comeback in the Texas governor’s race?

Wednesday, Aug. 06, 2014

Video: Bob Ray Sanders says the Fort Worth state senator needs to energize the Obama voters, but Cynthia Allen says Davis is done. Watch their debate in a new episode of Taking Sides.

Decision delayed on allowing slot-machine like devices in Texas

| |Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2014

Officials are reviewing more than 13,000 comments they received on a proposal to allow historical racing at horse and dog tracks in Texas.

Is Texas ready to upgrade bingo technology?

| |Monday, Aug. 04, 2014

A proposal would let bingo players pay for games electronically, rather than waiting for workers to bring them more games.

Plan to bring more technology to bingo on table in Texas

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Bingo advocates ask to add more technology to card minders at Texas bingo halls.

Is it game over for the Texas Lottery?

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Replacing lottery revenue in the state? “That’s the $2 billion question,” a local lawmaker said.

Two Texas youths return from a faith journey to Israel

| |Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2014

Two Fort Worth youths recently returned from Israel, where they had a front-row seat to history.

Women’s health program rule changes go into effect Friday

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Fort Worth is home to one of the specialty pharmacies where long-acting reversible contraception products will be available to physicians.

Texas officials propose program to test self-driving cars, jet packs — even hover cars

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

For a state that prides itself in fiscal frugality, Texas is always finding new ways to spend money, this time testing innovative emerging transportation technologies at state universities.

Tarrant County donations flow to governor’s race

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, picked up more local donations than Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Israel Lone Soldier: ‘Life shouldn’t be a spectator sport.’

| |Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

More than 2,500 Lone Soldiers serve in the Israel Defense Force. About one-third are from the United States; ten are from Texas.

Texas lawmaker wants legal ruling on slot-machine like devices

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A state representative wants Texas’ top attorney to weigh in on whether historical racing, and these machines, are legal at horse and dog racetracks.

Texas abortions down 13 percent since law changed

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

A new report says the decline was not as large as expected after the Texas Legislature made numerous changes to state law that went into effect last November.

Granger calls for ‘compassionate but tough solutions’ to border crisis

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

The Fort Worth Republican leads a group of GOP leaders focused on finding some “common-sense” responses to the immigration mess while ensuring the safety of children.

Debate about Texas debates?

| |Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

Is Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price one of the toughest Texans?

Taking Sides: On the immigration crisis

Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

“Star-Telegram” columnists Bob Ray Sanders and Cynthia Allen debate the tough choices that lie ahead on immigration and the border crisis.

2014: A costly election year

| |Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

More than $1.3 million has been raised in some local legislative and statewide races.

U.S. officials to leaders in Central America: ‘Do you want your children back?’

| |Sunday, Jul. 20, 2014

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, questions whether migrant children should be piled into makeshift shelters in North Texas and elsewhere.

Former Texas leader says Hook ‘em Horns

| |Saturday, Jul. 19, 2014

Fort Worth lawmaker heads to Colorado to help with a marquee race.

Davis’ campaign finance reports don’t match her fund-raising claims

| |Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

Republicans accuse Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis of using “fuzzy math and Enron-style accounting to artificially inflate her cash on hand and obscure the fact that a large number of the contributions she claims are not made directly to her campaign.”

Tarrant County dollars flow into the race for lieutenant governor

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

Republican Dan Patrick has raised $7.8 million overall since declaring his candidacy for lieutenant governor, compared with Democrat Leticia Van de Putte’s nearly $2.3 million.

Texans face sticker shock with new inspection process

| |Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

A new law that aims to simplify Texans’ annual car registration and inspections could instead cause confusion — but state officials say they’re working on a public awareness campaign.

Slot machine-like devices at Texas racetracks?

| |Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

Texas racetracks need the electronic boost, supporters say.

Abbott claims his gubernatorial campaign has an unprecedented war chest

| |Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014

Democrat Wendy Davis of Fort Worth actually out-raised Republican Greg Abbott in the latest reporting period, but the

Feds: Texas voting maps deliberately discriminated

| |Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department told judges Monday that Texas lawmakers carefully crafted electoral maps marginalizing minority voters despite the state’s exploding Hispanic population in a deliberate effort to racially discriminate and protect conservative incumbents.

Can Texas officials lead the way on the border crisis?

| |Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014

Texas lawmakers are filing bills, studying the issue and weighing in on how to solve the growing humanitarian crisis.

George W. Bush has second knee surgery

| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014

The former president has had three surgeries in less than a year.

Ready to knock George H.W. Bush’s socks off?

| |Saturday, Jul. 12, 2014

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams works to make sure the city of Burleson doesn’t forget a hometown hero.

Davis attacks Abbott over chemical storage sites

| |Wednesday, Jul. 09, 2014

Wendy Davis launched a trip around Texas on Texas attacking opponent Greg Abbott for blocking information about where dangerous chemicals are stored.