Dallas-Fort Worth election 2014 news

First Candidate Enters Houston Mayoral Race
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First Candidate Enters Houston Mayoral Race

The first official candidate has entered the race to become the next mayor of Houston. Read »

Jan 26, 2015
17 Special Elections Set for House, Senate

17 Special Elections Set for House, Senate

Special runoff elections on Feb. 17 will choose a new member of the Texas Senate and new representatives for two... Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Texas Inaugurates New Governor Abbott With $4.5 Million Party

Texas Inaugurates New Governor Abbott With $4.5 Million Party

Republican Greg Abbott was sworn in Tuesday as Texas' first new governor in more than 14 years. Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
10 Things to Watch in '15 Ahead of 2016 Campaign

10 Things to Watch in '15 Ahead of 2016 Campaign

There's a whole year of campaigning, positioning and politicking to go before the next campaign for president kicks... Read »

Dec 31, 2014
Midterm Election Results

Midterm Election Results

Election results will begin appearing after 7 p.m. CT/MT. Check back for results. Read »

Nov 5, 2014
Wendy Davis Regrets Campaign Stance on Open Carry

Wendy Davis Regrets Campaign Stance on Open Carry

Wendy Davis has said she regrets expressing support for the open carry of handguns in her failed gubernatorial bid. Read »

Dec 29, 2014
Lady Antebellum, Pat Green to Play Abbott Inauguration

Lady Antebellum, Pat Green to Play Abbott Inauguration

Country stars Lady Antebellum and Pat Green are booked to perform at the inauguration ball for Republican Gov.-elect... Read »

Dec 22, 2014
Lone Star Politics: December 21, 2014

Lone Star Politics: December 21, 2014

On Lone Star Politics, State Representative-elect Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington) discusses how he plans to vote on... Watch »

Dec 21, 2014
Retiring DMN Columnist Recalls Early Meetings With George W. Bush

Retiring DMN Columnist Recalls Early Meetings With George W. Bush

On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer with The Dallas Morning News, recalls... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
Retiring DMN Columnist Remembers Ann Richards

Retiring DMN Columnist Remembers Ann Richards

On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer with The Dallas Morning News, remembers... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
Austin as Dysfunctional as Washington D.C.: Wayne Slater

Austin as Dysfunctional as Washington D.C.: Wayne Slater

On this week’s Lone Star Politics, Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer with The Dallas Morning News, discusses his... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
Dallas Co. DA Vows to Improve Relations Between Police, Blacks

Dallas Co. DA Vows to Improve Relations Between Police, Blacks

During an appearance on NBC 5’s Lone Star Politics, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said he hopes... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
Abbott Discusses Transition to Texas Governorship

Abbott Discusses Transition to Texas Governorship

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott revealed plans for his transition into his new job including the appointment of his next... Watch »

Nov 11, 2014
Villarreal Leaving Texas House for Mayoral Run

Villarreal Leaving Texas House for Mayoral Run

Newly re-elected Texas House member Mike Villarreal has announced he won't serve another term because he is running... Read »

Nov 10, 2014
Obama Calls to Congratulate Abbott

Obama Calls to Congratulate Abbott

Governor-elect Greg Abbott has already had a few direct words for President Barack Obama: "Thank you." Read »

Nov 6, 2014
TX Voter Turnout Falls Compared to 2010

TX Voter Turnout Falls Compared to 2010

Preliminary results show about a third of Texas registered voters cast ballots in top statewide races Tuesday, a... Read »

Nov 5, 2014
New Gov. Not the Same Kind of Cowboy

New Gov. Not the Same Kind of Cowboy

The election of a new Texas governor usually means the arrival of another Lone Star archetype--boots-wearing... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Texas Governor-Elect Abbott Begins Transition

Texas Governor-Elect Abbott Begins Transition

Republican governor-elect Greg Abbott says he is starting his transition into office by discussing Ebola with state... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Abbott Wins Governor's Race, Davis Concedes

Abbott Wins Governor's Race, Davis Concedes

Republican Greg Abbott has been elected Texas governor in a decisive victory over Democrat Wendy Davis, whose... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014
Patrick Vows to Make Texas a Leader

Patrick Vows to Make Texas a Leader

Tea party-backed state Sen. Dan Patrick has been elected Texas lieutenant governor and will oversee the state... Watch »

Nov 4, 2014
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