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2014: Legislative races more costly closer to Election Day

| |Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

More than $1 million were raised in the past three months alone for the hotly contested battle for Senate District 10.

Congressman: More Ebola cases “only a plane flight away from our shores”

| |Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Officials demand more action from federal government to help stem the spread of the deadly disease that this week claimed a life in Dallas.

Federal judge blocks Texas voter ID law

|Thursday, Oct. 09, 2014

A Corpus Christi-based federal judge on Thursday blocked Texas from enforcing voter ID requirements just weeks ahead of the November elections, knocking down a law that the U.S. Justice Department condemned in court as the state’s latest means of suppressing minority turnout.

As governor’s race hits homestretch, Texas women seen as key

| |Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014

Wendy Davis tells the Star-Telegram Editorial Board that she will be good for all of Texas.

Abbott, Davis ramp up attacks in campaign for governor

| |Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014

Greg Abbott accuses Wendy Davis of lavish spending; Davis accuses Abbott of abusing his power.

Bill for Ebola care adding up fast

| |Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014

Expert estimates that caring for Ebola patient is costing up to $1,000 a hour.

NAS Fort Worth celebrates 20th anniversary

| |Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014

The nation’s first joint reserve base remains a vital part of Fort Worth’s economy, officials say at celebration.

Ebola patient’s family moved as apartment is decontaminated

| |Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014

Texas health officials have identified 10 people as high-risk who came in contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. The overall list of those who came in contact with Duncan has been reduced to 50.

Are slot-like machines soon heading to Texas racetracks?

| |Monday, Oct. 06, 2014

Texas track owners are weighing when to turn in applications for historical racing machines.

2014 election: The race for the 33rd Congressional District

| |Sunday, Oct. 05, 2014

Democrat Mark Veasey faces an election challenge from a Grand Prairie security guard in his quest to serve a second term representing CD 33.

Medical copter crashes in Wichita Falls; 1 dead, 3 hurt

|Saturday, Oct. 04, 2014

The helicopter, operated by Air Evac Lifeteam, was taking the patient from Waurika, Okla., to United Regional Health Care in Wichita Falls, about 35 miles to the southwest, when it crashed just before 2 a.m.

2016 elections: Ted Cruz for president?

| |Saturday, Oct. 04, 2014

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price returns from Asia, says investors she met with “love Fort Worth.”

No more abortions at one Fort Worth clinic — for now

| |Friday, Oct. 03, 2014

One Fort Worth abortion clinic closes; another will stay open.

Judge sues Texas for requiring voter IDs

| |Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

Judge Lawrence Meyers of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals files suit in Dallas County, saying the voting law enacted last year violates the Texas Constitution because it attempts to “prevent” voter fraud, something he says the state’s governing charter never intended.

Abbott, Davis fire away in final gubernatorial debate

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis squared off for the last time in their second and final debate Tuesday.

Investigators subpoena medical records of truck driver in fatal Oklahoma crash

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A federal investigator says it will be months before a report is released on the collision Friday night in which four college softball players were killed.

Embarrassed Texas officials seek to return 2 exiled sex offenders

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Two violent Texas sex offenders who were banished to Utah and Virginia a decade ago are in prison after committing sex crimes in those states. Texas officials concede they should not have been exiled.

Lieutenant governor candidates come out swinging

| |Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Republican Dan Patrick and Democrat Leticia Van de Putte clash on everything in their only debate.

Foster care redesign begins in North Texas

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

The state has selected ACH Child and Family Services to oversee foster care services for the seven-county region for the next three years.

2014 election: The race for the 26th Congressional District

| |Sunday, Sep. 28, 2014

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess faces Libertarian challenger Mark Boler in the Nov. 4 election.