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Abbott says he would sign open-carry bill

| |Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

Texas’ next governor starts talking about his postelection agenda immediately after his landslide victory, saying he’d sign a bill allowing qualified Texans to openly carry firearms.

New GOP lawmakers Burton and Tinderholt prepare to take office in January

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

“Texas was Republican before Nov. 4, but even stronger Republican now,” a local professor said after the GOP’s dominating show of force on Tuesday.

Woman runs Fort Worth marathon in honor of her sister

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

Amy Firth, an organ donor, helped six others, including a mother of 3-year-old twins.

Energy industry, Texas sue Denton over fracking ban

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

Anticipating legal challenges, Denton Mayor Chris Watts said late Tuesday that the city will defend the ban with the “legal remedies” available to it.

Denton voters approve state’s first ban on hydraulic fracturing

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

Denton mayor pledges to defend measure that’s expected to draw legal challenges from the industry and the state.

Incumbents sweep Tarrant congressional races

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

Local voters on verge of sending five Republicans and one Democrat back to U.S. House.

Abbott wallops Davis in Texas governor’s race

| |Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2014

It’s a blowout as the Fort Worth Democrat suffers a resounding defeat, with Republican Abbott set to become Texas’ first new governor in 14 years.

Election notebook: Voters deciding two local State Board of Education races

Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

Hardy, Beltran winning North Texas SBOE races, while election officials report a few glitches in Tarrant County and throughout the state Tuesday.

Johnson County to go ahead with new, $22.1 million jail

| |Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

The county commission decides to go ahead with the project without calling a bond election.

Election Day carries on despite rain, power failures, wrong ballots

| |Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday for local, state and federal elections across Tarrant County and Texas.

Bowie man accused of shooting employee, burning his body

| |Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

A 28-year-old man faces a murder charge in the death of an employee who was driving a pickup when he was shot. The suspect, a passenger in the truck, sat on the body and continued to drive the truck, police said.

U.S. high court declines to hear Fort Worth Episcopal dispute

| |Monday, Nov. 03, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court decision means the case will go back to state District Judge John Chupp for a rehearing of his 2011 ruling in favor of the group loyal to the national church.

Bands from Haltom, Keller and Kennedale ready for state

| |Sunday, Nov. 02, 2014

The UIL State Marching Band Contest is today and Tuesday in San Antonio.

Texas bullet train routes unveiled, but opposition surfaces

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Supporters of a high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston get their first look at possible train routes, but opponents say they don’t want bullet trains zooming through their communities.

Texas given another low ranking

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Republican Greg Abbott will visit Texas Motor Speedway.

Neo-Nazis vs. the Klan? It must be East Texas

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

White supremacist groups will stage dueling rallies Saturday.

Early voting turnout is up in Tarrant County

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Early voting may have ended, but polls will be open across Texas again on Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

It’s the quickest way to vote — but don’t forget the propositions

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Party officials encourage Texans to cast a straight ticket vote and help candidates up and down the ballot. But election officials caution: Don’t overlook the nonpartisan issues.

The race for House District 101

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

State Rep. Chris Turner has one challenger — Libertarian Carl Nulsen.

Political costumes, masks not welcome at the polls

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

On the last day of early voting, officials warn voters to be careful what they wear.