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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.

House District 94 is ‘a key race to watch’ in November

| |Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

Some think the contest for the Arlington seat in Austin could be a dead heat.

Driver of truck involved in bus crash that killed 4 may have been distracted

|Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the driver whose semi hit the bus carrying a North Texas community college softball team as Russell Staley of Saginaw.

Abortion a fiery issue for SD 10 candidates

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

Konni Burton and Libby Willis go head-to-head in their first face-to-face interview this campaign season.

Texas revives plan for low-income assistance on energy efficiency

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

The Public Utility Commission has scheduled a workshop on its plan to provide funding to low-income Texans for devices to work with smart meters six years after funds were earmarked.

Mysterious water well unearthed in Erath County

| |Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

Carroll McInroe returns to the ranch where he grew up in search of an old well. McInroe now hopes to learn the age of the well.

Perry’s enterprise fund doles out millions with weak oversight

| |Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

The audit critical of the Texas Enterprise Fund was required under legislation pushed by state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth.

State Fair pays even more attention to Texas this year

| |Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

The annual event begins Friday and continues through Oct. 19 at Fair Park in Dallas.

UNT may have to repay state $75.6 million

| |Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

University of North Texas officials remain hopeful that the amount will be reduced.

Alcohol and guns won’t mix, Texas officials decide

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Texas officials were overwhelmed with negative responses about selling alcohol around guns.

Perry wasn’t the first to link abortion regulations, Rivers’ death

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

A Democratic state legislator connected Texas abortion regulations and Rivers’ death before the governor brought it up.

Musk sees South Texas as a gateway to other planets

|Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

SpaceX founder Elon Musk is joined by Gov. Rick Perry and other officials at the groundbreaking for a commercial launch site in Brownsville.

Perry compares state’s abortion law to Rivers’ death

Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry responded to questions Sunday about the Texas law setting new standards on clinics that perform abortions by pointing to comedienne Joan Rivers’ death at a clinic.

Third party candidates could play a role in governor’s race

| |Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

The lesser-known candidates often act as spoilers in statewide races, and that could be the case on Nov. 4, experts say.

Barton out sick with gallbladder attack

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Fort Worth’s mayor and other leaders travel to China to promote air service.

Davis assertive, Abbott plays it safe in first debate

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

No real fireworks enliven a mostly dry gubernatorial debate in the Rio Grande Valley between Democrat Davis and Republican Abbott.

Guns, alcohol don’t mix, public tells TABC

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

After receiving hundreds of negative responses, officials of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission appear to be backing off a plan to allow alcohol to be sold at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions.

2014 elections: ‘That’s our Wendy’

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Wendy Davis’ hometown supporters cheer on their choice for Texas governor during the first debate Friday evening.