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Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

Family Court Judge in West Texas Relies on Life Experiences

Family Court Judge in West Texas Relies on Life Experiences

District Judge Sara Kate Billingsley remains exuberant in a field most judges find debilitating and how she manages it is a complex story about her mother's example, a support system of friends, a near-death...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018

Democrat Julian Castro Says He'll 'Likely' Run in 2020

Democrat Julian Castro Says He'll 'Likely' Run in 2020

Democrat Julian Castro says he'll "likely" seek the presidency in 2020 after months of signs that former President Barack Obama's housing secretary is preparing for a run.

Monday, Oct 15, 2018

Trump Sets 'Major Rally' With Cruz for Houston on Oct. 22

Trump Sets 'Major Rally' With Cruz for Houston on Oct. 22

President Donald Trump will star at a rally in Houston on Oct. 22 to help Sen. Ted Cruz, the president's campaign announced Monday night.

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018

Despite Everyman Image, O'Rourke Is Even Wealthier Than Cruz

Despite Everyman Image, O'Rourke Is Even Wealthier Than Cruz

The son of a onetime Republican county judge and a longtime furniture store owner, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-El Paso) married into the family of one of his hometown's most prominent developers and has assembled...

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018

Large Numbers of Undecided Voters in Texas AG Race: Polls

Large Numbers of Undecided Voters in Texas AG Race: Polls

Polls released over the summer on the November race for Texas attorney general show a narrow margin between leading candidates with many voters still undecided.

Sunday, Sep 2, 2018

O'Rourke Hopes National Attention Lifts Him in Senate Race

O'Rourke Hopes National Attention Lifts Him in Senate Race

If elections were decided by viral videos and media profiles, Democrat Beto O'Rourke would win Texas' Senate race in landslide. But he still faces an uphill battle against incumbent Republican Sen.

Monday, Aug 27, 2018

Texas Gov. Abbott, Challenger Lupe Valdez Closer to Debate

Texas Gov. Abbott, Challenger Lupe Valdez Closer to Debate

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez appear closer to having at least one debate before the November election.

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018

McCain Was 'A Patriot of the Highest Order': George W. Bush

McCain Was 'A Patriot of the Highest Order': George W. Bush

When John McCain, the longtime United States senator from Arizona died Saturday, lawmakers from Texas were quick to praise him for his years of service to the country, both in the military and in the Senate.

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018

Cities Vying for 2020 Convention, Court Democrats in Chicago

Cities Vying for 2020 Convention, Court Democrats in Chicago

Houston is one of three cities vying to host the 2020 Democratic convention, and is courting party leaders and activists at their summer meeting in Chicago.

Sunday, Aug 19, 2018

Emails Raise Questions About Ex-Texas Congressman, New Job

Emails Raise Questions About Ex-Texas Congressman, New Job

A former Texas congressman had tried steering a federal contract to the owner of a business who gave him a $160,000-a-year job after the congressman resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, according to...

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