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U.S. Senate and House races

Tuesday, Mar. 04, 2014

Early returns in Tuesday’s party primaries. Check back for updates.

Texans must pick a party before voting on Tuesday

| |Tuesday, Mar. 04, 2014

Polls are open in Texas party primary elections from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, vote as if your Texas depended on it

| |Monday, Mar. 03, 2014

For 20 years, most of the important decisions about government have been made in the Republican primary.

Voters Guide for March 2014 primary

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

A look at who’s running in the March primaries, what they’re running for, and why - in their own words.

Lawmakers’ influence on UT admissions examined

| Tuesday, Mar. 04, 2014

The inquiry was sparked by hearings on the conduct of a regent.

GOP begins process of picking a 2016 convention city

| |Tuesday, Mar. 04, 2014

Dallas will get to make its case this month to host the GOP.

After polls close, next stage of political process begins

| |Sunday, Mar. 02, 2014

Republicans will head to precinct conventions Tuesday night, Democrats wait until March 22.

Gay marriage fight pits Texas AG vs. gay friend

| |Monday, Mar. 03, 2014

When Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend’s bedside. They were law school pals who swapped stories over dinner, job leads and airport rides, and they still exchange Christmas cards today.

Texas Lottery watchdog intends to remain on alert

| |Monday, Mar. 03, 2014

The Dallas-area woman says she didn’t start off seeking to make a statewide reputation for herself.

Texas’ senators and their “good working relationship”

| |Saturday, Mar. 01, 2014

Check out former President George W. Bush’s artwork soon at his presidential center.

Immigration pits agriculture commissioner candidates against farm lobby

| |Saturday, Mar. 01, 2014

The American Farm Bureau Federation and its local arm, the Texas Farm Bureau, are strong supporters of a major immigration reform bill the U.S. Senate passed last year that offers a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Texas Republicans top Democrats in early primary turnout

| |Saturday, Mar. 01, 2014

Will primary-voter enthusiasm carry over to November’s general election?

Campaign money pouring into key Texas House races as primary looms

| |Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

House Speaker Joe Straus and some of his lieutenants are being targeted by groups that don’t consider them conservative enough.

Ruling may require the Tarrant Regional Water District board to appoint two board members

| |Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

A federal judge declined to order the Tarrant Regional Water District to call a May 10 election.

The Ted Cruz Effect: Political Gold?

| |Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

There are pros and cons to Texas candidates linking themselves to the rebellious senator, political experts say.

Federal judge dismisses suit against Tarrant Regional Water District

| |Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

The judge says two water board members may serve for a fifth year.

Dallas is a finalist for GOP national convention

|Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Dallas is competing with seven other cities to host the Republican presidential nomination convention in 2016 — a huge event expected to draw 50,000 delegates, thousands of journalists and the national media spotlight.

Greg Abbott visits hometown of Wendy Davis

| |Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Friday is the last day of early voting.

Five Tarrant County justice of the peace races contested

| |Tuesday, Mar. 04, 2014

Five of the eight Tarrant County justice of the peace precincts have contested races in Tuesday’s party primaries. Four of the contests are Republican, one is Democratic.

Fort Worth incumbent challenged in education board battle

| |Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Pat Hardy is one of two longtime GOP members of the State Board of Education facing challengers.

Donations to Davis spiked after she blasted Nugent

| |Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Campaign finance reports from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis show increase in small contributions after a fundraising email last week in which she criticized Ted Nugent, who campaigned with Republican candidate Greg Abbott.

Davis, Abbott continue high pace of fund-raising

| |Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Davis, the Fort Worth Democratic state senator, and a fundraising partner out-raised Abbott’s campaign, but the Republican candidate had far more cash on hand to spend.

Race for Precinct 2 justice of the peace draws 3 in Arlington area

| Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Incumbent Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt is vying for the job against former Arlington City Councilwoman and state legislator Barbara Nash and William Shane Nolen, an attorney who has been appointed to several Arlington boards and commissions, including the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Poll: Abbott has lead of 11 points over Davis

| |Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

After what are shaping up to be easy primary wins in March for the leading gubernatorial candidates, Republican Greg Abbott starts the general election race for governor with an 11-point lead over Democrat Wendy Davis, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Three vie for the 26th Congressional District

| |Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess draws two challengers in his reelection bid.

Two percent of Texans have cast primary ballots so far

| |Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Early voting runs through Friday.

Historic Tarrant County Courthouse’s south entrance will temporarily close

| |Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

The closure is needed for renovations and will last for several months.

District attorney’s race to bring change to the courthouse

| |Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

For the first time in more than 40 years, someone not connected to Tim Curry will be the top prosecutor.

The race for 33rd Congressional District gets heated — and expensive

| |Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

More than $700,000 is in play in the Democratic primary race for District 33.

Democrats battle for Texas House District 90

| |Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

State Rep. Lon Burnam faces a challenger in his re-election bid.