The race for Senate District 9

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State Sen. Kelly Hancock faces one challenger — Democrat Gregory R. Perry.

Nearly a half-million Texans cast ballots

More than 40,000 Tarrant County residents cast ballots in the first three days of early voting.

Texas official: Most hospitals can't handle Ebola

Texas' top health official said Thursday that most hospitals can't handle Ebola patients and that they should instead be treated at specialized care centers — a break with past federal assertions that nearly any American hospital can cope with the virus.

Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.

Monarch butterflies face tough trek through Texas

The 2,000-mile migration is reaching its peak across North Texas, but the butterflies’ habitats are disappearing

Davis would be ‘thrilled’ to have Obama’s help in Texas

The Democrat’s rhetorical hug of the president contrasts sharply with the arms-length approach many in the party are taking in the 2014 campaign.

Hearing postponed for Texas sex offender suspected in 7 killings

A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.