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Oldest man in Congress makes Texas history — by losing

| |Wednesday, May. 28, 2014

Ralph Hall’s defeat ends a streak of 256 House primary wins by incumbent Texas Republicans.

Dems have ray of hope in contest for attorney general

| |Wednesday, May. 28, 2014

A fine and a reprimand of Republican Ken Paxton came up too late to change the runoff, but Democrat Sam Houston might make it more of an issue.

Patrick topples Dewhurst in lieutenant governor’s race

| |Wednesday, May. 28, 2014

Incumbent David Dewhurst concedes defeat against challenger Dan Patrick, while 91-year-old Ralph Hall becomes the first U.S. House member to be ousted this year.

Konni Burton easily wins state senate nomination

| |Wednesday, May. 28, 2014

In one of the most watched legislative races statewide — which could move Republicans closer to a supermajority in the upper chamber — Konni Burton claimed 60 percent of the vote to Mark Shelton’s 40 percent, according to the Texas secretary of state’s website.

Texas primary runoff results

Wednesday, May. 28, 2014

Voters in Tarrant County and statewide cast ballots Tuesday on local and state runoff races.

Stayin’ alive: Dewhurst’s last ad is a dance-mix video

|Tuesday, May. 27, 2014

In what may be the final episode of a long-suffering campaign, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has released a ... dance-mix video.

Texas primary runoffs to be settled Tuesday

| |Tuesday, May. 27, 2014

Anyone who didn’t vote in the March 4 primary may cast a ballot in either party’s runoff election.

Texas officials observe Ukraine election

| |Monday, May. 26, 2014

“Back home, a lot of people say whatever happens over there is not important to us,” U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess said. “But if we miss an opportunity here, it is one for which we are going to be paying for a long, long time.”

The swing district: Texas Senate 10

| |Saturday, May. 24, 2014

Voters on Tuesday will choose which Republican — Konni Burton or Mark Shelton — will try to claim the Senate seat represented now by Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis.

At GOP convention, Texans will make voices heard in presidential race

| |Saturday, May. 24, 2014

Texas Republicans are expected to weigh in on everything from immigration to their 2016 presidential pick.

Gun-rights activists: No more long guns in businesses

| |Friday, May. 23, 2014

Leaders are afraid that focusing on the issue will detract from someday making it legal to openly carry handguns in Texas.

Last day to vote early in primary runoff

| |Friday, May. 23, 2014

Lower turnout is projected in this runoff than in 2012 when more than 330,000 Texans voted.

Dallas among 4 finalists to host the 2016 GOP national convention

| |Thursday, May. 22, 2014

AT&T Stadium in Arlington could have a big role, especially if the convention is held in June.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars flow into SD 10 race

| |Wednesday, May. 21, 2014

Konni Burton and Mark Shelton face off next week to determine the GOP nominee for Senate District 10.

George W. Bush recovering after knee replacement surgery

| |Tuesday, May. 27, 2014

The president walked up and down a flight of stairs a few hours after the surgery.

Senate GOP leader easily defeats Tea Party challenger

| |Wednesday, May. 21, 2014

Kentucky and five other states had primary elections Tuesday.

Dewhurst, Patrick avoid acrimony in final debate before runoff

| |Wednesday, May. 21, 2014

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his challenger, state Sen. Dan Patrick, avoided much of the acrimony that has characterized the Republican runoff in the lieutenant governor’s race.

Texas regents decline to raise in-state tuition

| |Tuesday, May. 20, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry wrote a letter urging the regents to consider alternatives to tuition hikes.

TRWD board hires outside counsel to study issue of filling two board seats

| |Tuesday, May. 20, 2014

TRWD board members Marty Leonard and Jim Lane terms will continue to hold their seats.

Davis, Abbott spar over gubernatorial debates

| |Wednesday, May. 21, 2014

Wendy Davis had balked at debate requests but now proposes having six. Abbott has agreed to two — one in South Texas and one in Dallas.

U.S. officials continue trying to help Syrian rebels fight the regime

| |Monday, May. 19, 2014

The United States has sent more than $800 million to Syria since that country’s civil war began more than three years ago.

Early voting for primary runoff begins today

| |Monday, May. 19, 2014

Texans who didn’t vote in March may still cast ballots in the May 27 runoff election.

A few votes could make a difference in Fort Worth District 9 race

| |Saturday, May. 17, 2014

Ann Zadeh and Ed Lasater will face off in the June 21 runoff.

Red River ranchers fear losing land to feds

| |Sunday, May. 18, 2014

The Bureau of Land Management has said up to 90,000 acres along the Red River could be public land.

Thousands of Republicans will soon head to Fort Worth

| |Saturday, May. 17, 2014

Republicans will soon arrive in Fort Worth, filling hotels and restaurants — and spending millions during their visit.

Lon Burnam appeals election loss to Texas Supreme Court

| |Friday, May. 16, 2014

“We now believe there are a number of laws that have been broken,” Lon Burnam said.

Dan Patrick acknowledges depression treatment in ‘80s

|Friday, May. 16, 2014

Dan Patrick denounces the latest attack before early voting as “oozing sleeze.”

Perry aides enter grand jury room amid veto inquiry

| |Friday, May. 16, 2014

It’s the first time the governor’s staff has been seen entering the grand jury room during an investigation into whether Rick Perry abused his power.

Interim leader tabbed for Texas bingo

| |Wednesday, May. 14, 2014

Texas lottery commissioners begin the search for a permanent director of charitable bingo operations.

Some Fort Worth homeowners shocked by soaring land appraisals

| |Wednesday, May. 14, 2014

In some Fort Worth neighborhoods, lot appraisals are soaring while home values are dropping.