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Nov. 4 ballot

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Here’s a look at most of what will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot in Tarrant County. There may still be a handful of city and school initiatives on the ballot that have yet to be determined.

Bush takes a more moderate tone on environmental issues.

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The GOP nominee to be Texas land commissioner believes climate change is a serious threat to the state, but he stops short of attributing it to human activity.

Trial over Texas voter ID begins this week

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Whatever the verdict, it isn’t expected to affect the November elections.

New Texas laws go into effect Monday

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Nearly a dozen new laws go into effect Monday, touching on issues from judicial training to higher education for veterans.

Battle for Senate District 10 escalates

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

As Labor Day arrives, candidates ramp up campaigns to replace Wendy Davis in the Texas Senate.

Elderly woman suspect nicknamed ‘No Soul’

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Dorothy Canfield pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hitman to maim the Montgomery County district attorney and kill his chief prosecutor.

Davis still running, but scenery isn’t changing

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Barring a surprise, two political science scholars see a 10-point victory, or more, for Republican Greg Abbott.

Texas governor’s race: Sure thing? Or stunning upset?

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

As the campaign enters a frantic final two months, Democrats believe they’re capable of pulling an Election Day shocker while Republicans remain confident they’ll keep their lock on statewide offices.

Texas governor turns a mug shot into a moneymaker

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

State Rep. Lon Burnam gets roasted — and dumped on — for a Democratic cause.

Texas Tea Partiers have Rick Perry’s back — on at least one issue

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

North Texas Tea Party members say Rick Perry can be ‘all hat, no cattle,’ but they believe the indictment is pure politics.

Perry has drawn $133,000 from state account to pay lawyers

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

State expense records show Gov. Rick Perry has billed taxpayers $133,000 to pay his lawyers, more than previously reported.

Houston chief hopes to add video cameras to cops’ standard gear

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland has asked for $8 million to equip 3,500 officers with wearable video cameras. Fort Worth has equipped about 600 officers with the cameras.

Key parts of Texas abortion law overturned

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

More than a dozen additional clinics in the state faced closure until a federal judge ruled this afternoon that the new law creates an “impermissible obstacle” to women seeking an abortion.

State officials approve historical racing in Texas

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Texas Racing Commissioners approved rule changes that could allow slot machine-like machines in racetracks across the state.

Abbott agrees to a second debate with Davis

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Texas Republican gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott reverses course for a second time on the same day: First, he backed out of a second debate with Fort Worth’s Wendy Davis. Then he agreed to a new one.

Lawsuit filed to stop vote on historical racing in Texas

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A Fort Worth Republican lawmaker wants a temporary restraining order to stop a controversial vote by the Texas Racing Commission.

Judge again finds state school financing unconstitutional

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

State District Judge John Dietz said that the school finance system is unconstitutional not only because of inadequate funding and flaws in the way it distributes money to districts, but also because it imposes a de facto state property tax.

Wendy Davis offers plan to help Texas military and veterans

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Proposal includes helping veterans find jobs and be treated for mental health issues.

Barge on Lake Bridgeport to deal with drought

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Lake Bridgeport’s dropping levels force a Springtown-based water provider and a power cooperative to add a barge to keep the water flowing.

Big Tex will sport new shirt at this year’s State Fair

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Fort Worth-based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. designed the made the shirt, which was unveiled Tuesday morning.