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Democrats claim a victory

| |Saturday, Jun. 28, 2014

Whataburger gets a shout out from a Texas politician on a key anniversary.

Davis leads a fiery Democratic pep rally

| |Friday, Jun. 27, 2014

At state Democratic Convention in Dallas, Fort Worth state senator comes out swinging at her Republican rival in the race for Texas governor.

Texas Democratic Convention: “It’s not just a man’s world.”

| |Friday, Jun. 27, 2014

Texas Democrats tell women they are they “heart” of the party — and its future.

Candidates talk school choice, testing at Fort Worth convention

| |Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis, the major party candidates for Texas governor, spoke to the Texas Classroom Teachers Association convention meeting in Fort Worth Thursday. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democrat running for lieutenant governor, also spoke.

Democrats kick off state convention in Dallas

| |Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

Democrats say it’s truly time to start turning Texas blue.

Wendy Davis marks filibuster with rally in Austin

| |Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

The Fort Worth Democrat, trying to gain traction in the governor’s race, rallies supporters eager to recapture the defiant energy of last summer.

Lawmakers consider merging services for the blind

| |Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

A proposal would merge the Division for Blind Services and Department of Rehabilitative Services.

Fort Worth judge a standout for Texas Democrats

| |Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

“He made as loud a statement as he could by switching parties,” Steve Maxwell, a former Tarrant County Democratic Party chairman, said of Larry Meyers.

Dallas still in the hunt for 2016 GOP convention

| |Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

Republicans reduce the list of finalists to two: Dallas and Cleveland. Officials say Arlington’s AT&T Stadium could host some events after all.

Texas Democrats: Women are key to 2014 victory

| |Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014

Democratic leaders say their gubernatorial candidate, Fort Worth state Sen. Wendy Davis, is a big draw for the convention, a “superstar” for the party.

A GOP battle as big as Texas? Ted Cruz and Rick Perry are making 2016 moves

| |Friday, Jun. 20, 2014

Two high-profile Texas Republicans who are testing the 2016 presidential waters _ Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry _ were in Washington Thursday speaking at virtually the same time, but to very different audiences.

Judge slaps Texas for weak lawyering

|Friday, Jun. 20, 2014

A federal judge on Thursday slapped Texas, smack across the face, for arrogant and ineffective lawyering in an attorneys fee dispute.

Wendy Davis unveils economic development plan

| |Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2014

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate says better decisions need to be made regarding education, transportation, water, salary and more to boost Texas’ economy.

Texas political scene to star in new HBO series

| |Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2014

HBO reportedly has given the green light to a series called “God Save Texas,” a spinoff from Lawrence Wright’s 2005 play “Sonny’s Last Shot.”

McCarthy likely to be House majority leader

|Friday, Jun. 13, 2014

Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, drops out of the race, saying it would be divisive.

2 Texans are in the running for House majority leader

| |Thursday, Jun. 12, 2014

Pete Sessions and Jeb Hensarling are looking at a rare opening in the GOP ranks.

Abbott holds on to double-digit lead over Davis

| |Thursday, Jun. 12, 2014

Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis is having trouble gaining ground on front-running Republican Greg Abbott in the race to replace departing Texas Gov. Rick Perry, new poll finds.

Wendy Davis’ campaign for governor undergoes shake-up

| |Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2014

The new campaign manager is state Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie.

Fort Worth council says goodbye to Burns

|Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2014

Joel Burns, the first openly gay elected official in Tarrant County, received the traditional rocking chair and the city also arranged to light the Avenue of Lights on Lancaster Avenue with the rainbow colors of Gay Pride Month, which is June.

Zadeh backed by police, fire associations in the runoff for Fort Worth City Council

| |Monday, Jun. 09, 2014

Early voting runs through June 17.

Republicans visit North Texas to scope out potential 2016 convention site

| |Monday, Jun. 09, 2014

GOP officials will visit the American Airlines Center, AT&T Stadium and other sites during their trip.

Early voting starts for city runoff elections

| |Sunday, Jun. 08, 2014

Municipal runoff elections are June 21.

Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll

| |Sunday, Jun. 08, 2014

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson takes second place, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul takes third, and Gov. Rick Perry finishes fourth.

Texas Republicans toughen immigration stance

| |Saturday, Jun. 07, 2014

The GOP removes some anti-gay-rights language from its platform but includes a call for “reparative therapy” for homosexuals.

Texas GOP wants bigger role in 2016 primaries

| |Friday, Jun. 06, 2014

Republicans approve rule changes to award delegates similar to the Texas Democrats’ two-step process.

Republican delegate says trio tried to intimidate him

Friday, Jun. 06, 2014

Gerald Haddock has filed paperwork to question a fellow state Republican convention delegate about three people who confronted him. One was carrying a gun.

Marijuana backers hit downtown Fort Worth

| |Friday, Jun. 06, 2014

The group supports legalizing marijuana for medical purposes and responsible recreational use by adults.

Greg Abbott hopes to keep GOP in charge of Texas

| |Friday, Jun. 06, 2014

U.S. Sens. John Cornyn, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul spoke to Republicans on the second day of the GOP convention.

Open-carry fight continues in Texas

| |Friday, Jun. 06, 2014

Some Republicans hope a plank advocating openly carrying handguns in Texas is added to the party platform.

Burnam drops suit challenging primary election loss

| |Thursday, Jun. 05, 2014

Longtime state Rep. Lon Burnam said he is dropping a suit because he can’t review the election records.