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Thursday, Mar 8, 2018

Democrats' Texas Rift Shows Difficulty in Retaking Congress

Democrats' Texas Rift Shows Difficulty in Retaking Congress

Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967. It's the kind of race they'll have to win...

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018

Things to Know From Texas' Tuesday Primaries

Things to Know From Texas' Tuesday Primaries

The 2018 midterm election cycle kicked off with a surge in voter enthusiasm for both parties in Texas, although the gains were bigger for Democrats.

Saturday, Mar 3, 2018

Texas Gambler Gets Life Term for 2016 Hammer Slaying of Wife

Texas Gambler Gets Life Term for 2016 Hammer Slaying of Wife

A North Texas man described by prosecutors as a professional gambler with money trouble must serve life in prison for the 2016 slaying of his teacher wife in a failed attempt to collect her life insurance.

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

Democrat Says He Hopes to Return Sanity to Texas Government

Democrat Says He Hopes to Return Sanity to Texas Government

Andrew White, the son of the late Texas Gov. Mark White, talks about why he decided to run for governor.

Monday, Jan 29, 2018

Number of LGBTQ Candidates in Texas Reportedly Growing

Number of LGBTQ Candidates in Texas Reportedly Growing

Outsmart Magazine in Texas reports there are 49 openly gay candidates running for office. Several are from North Texas.

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

More Texas Women are Running for Higher Office

More Texas Women are Running for Higher Office

A growing number of Texas women have filed paperwork to run for higher office – in particular, seats in Washington, D.C. and in Austin.

Friday, Jan 12, 2018

Supreme Court to Hear Appeal Over Texas Redistricting

Supreme Court to Hear Appeal Over Texas Redistricting

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.

Friday, Dec 29, 2017

Dallas Morning News Names Joe Straus Texan of the Year

Dallas Morning News Names Joe Straus Texan of the Year

NBC 5's partners at The Dallas Morning News have named Texas House Speaker Joe Straus Texan of the Year for 2017.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

Andrew White Announces Run for Texas Governor

Andrew White Announces Run for Texas Governor

Andrew White, the son of former Texas governor Mark White, will announce his bid for governor Thursday.

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