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Jan 13, 2019

Lawmaker: Confederate Plaque Removed From Texas Capitol

Lawmaker: Confederate Plaque Removed From Texas Capitol

A Confederate plaque in the Texas Capitol that rejects slavery as the underlying cause of the Civil War has been removed.

Jan 6, 2019

Some Texas Lawmakers See Less Appetite for Divisive Measures

Some Texas Lawmakers See Less Appetite for Divisive Measures

Lawmakers in Texas say a new legislative session will test whether Republican losses in the 2018 election will soften one of the most conservative statehouses in the country.

Dec 18, 2018

Report: Texas Senator Denies Sexting, But Won't Say Who Did

Report: Texas Senator Denies Sexting, But Won't Say Who Did

A former U.S. prosecutor hired by the University of Texas says a state senator accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a graduate student blamed them on someone else and didn't fully cooperate with...

Dec 17, 2018

Abbott Taps Key Staffer as New Texas Secretary of State

Abbott Taps Key Staffer as New Texas Secretary of State

Gov. Greg Abbott has named his deputy chief of staff Texas' new secretary of state.

Nov 28, 2018

Lawmaker Authors Bill Requiring UT, A&M to Restart Rivalry

Lawmaker Authors Bill Requiring UT, A&M to Restart Rivalry

A state lawmaker has filed a bill that would require Texas A&M and Texas to resume their storied football rivalry during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Nov 20, 2018

O'Rourke, Warren Push Pentagon for Answers on Border Troops

O'Rourke, Warren Push Pentagon for Answers on Border Troops

Amid mixed reports over whether the Pentagon is about to withdraw troops sent to the U.S.-Mexico border just two weeks ago, Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-El Paso) joined forces with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to press

Nov 16, 2018

Julian Castro Says Beto's Future No Factor in 2020 Decision

Julian Castro Says Beto's Future No Factor in 2020 Decision

Julian Castro says whether he runs in 2020 won't be influenced by whether Texas' other big Democrat, Beto O'Rourke, also makes a bid for the White House.

Nov 14, 2018

Cruz, O'Rourke Meet for First Time Since Election at Houston Airport

Cruz, O'Rourke Meet for First Time Since Election at Houston Airport

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-El Paso) bumped into each other Tuesday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston while both were on their back to Washington, D.C.

Nov 14, 2018

Bonnen Says He Has the Votes to Be Next Texas House Speaker

Bonnen Says He Has the Votes to Be Next Texas House Speaker

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) on Monday mowed down all remaining opponents, winning the support of virtually all members of the staunchly conservative Texas Freedom Caucus and claiming he'll replace...

Oct 31, 2018

On the Road With US Sen. Ted Cruz

On the Road With US Sen. Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is on a two-week bus trip through Texas as the midterm elections near. He chatted with NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine about life on the road and the latest polls.

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