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Abbott launched into full campaign mode as Beto O'Rourke mulled running
Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke fire away at each other
Abbott’s GOP rivals Allen West and Don Huffines crisscross Texas as voting begins
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Republican: Greg Abbott
Democrat: Beto O'Rourke

Patrick boosts 5 Texas Senate candidates in unprecedented bid to extend his reach
Trump reveals Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is his pipeline to Texas primary politics: 'Whatever you want, Dan'
Patrick's rise to GOP shot-caller charts the shift in Texas politics
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Republican: Dan Patrick
Democrat: Mike Collier

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Trump endorses AG Ken Paxton over George P. Bush
Bush turns to border security to bolster his conservative image
Republican candidates for Texas Attorney General go into attack mode: ‘Gutter politics.’
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Republican: Eva Guzman
Democrat: Joe Jaworski

Texas comptroller abandons plan to hide details of controversial tax break program
Millions in online sales taxes are being quietly funneled to a handful of Texas towns
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Republican: Glenn Hegar
Democrat: Janet Dudding

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Trump wades deeper into Texas politics with endorsement in land commissioner race
Eight Republicans run to replace George P. Bush as Texas land commissioner
Feds halt $1.95 billion in Harvey aid, saying Texas did not submit required paperwork
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Republican: Jon Spiers
Democrat: Jay Kleberg

Political aide to Ag Commissioner Sid Miller charged with bribery, theft
Top Texas Republicans spout no-holds-barred rhetoric at Conroe MAGA rally
Miller touts Trump endorsement
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Republican: James White
Democrat: Susan Hays

Rep. Gohmert joins crowded race for Texas Attorney General
Rep. Gohmert catches COVID, and criticism
Tyler Democrat Hank Gilbert's campaign manager injured in scuffle at protest
Crenshaw one of few RNC speakers who didn't mention Trump
Crenshaw tackles climate change on 'The Daily Show'
Crenshaw fires back at Gun Owners of America
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Republican: Dan Crenshaw
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Rep. Lizzie Fletcher pushes for Ike Dike in Biden infrastructure bill
Two Houston Democrats drop primary challenges to U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher
Four Texas Democrats blast Biden’s moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal lands
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Republican: Tim Stroud
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Houston-area congressional race draws 9 GOP candidates
US Rep. Kevin Brady of The Woodlands to retire in 2022
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Republican: Jessica Wellington
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Congressional panel launches Astroworld investigation
Houston Rep. Al Green leads Texas Democrats in push for infrastructure deal
Houston Rep. Al Green launches third attempt to impeach Trump
Houston Republicans urge Buttigieg to lift pause on I-45 expansion project
Rep. McCaul pleads for evacuation of Americans in Afghanistan
Medicaid makes parents choose treatment or hospice for sick kids. Rep. McCaul is fighting to end that.
Texas Republicans back effort to impeach Biden over border policy, Afghanistan
Lawmakers say Texas getting shortchanged on highway funds
House passes coronavirus relief package over objections from Houston Republicans
Jackson Lee is flagbearer in House Democrats' social justice push
Congress passes measure to make Juneteenth a national holiday
Pandemic spike in domestic abuse raises stakes for Violence Against Women Act rewrite
Rep. Nehls says Capitol police snooped in his office after his criticism of their Jan. 6 failures
‘That looks like Troy’: Fort Bend Congressman Nehls faces Capitol rioters in viral photos
Nehls defeats Kulkarni in Fort Bend’s 22nd Congressional District
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Republican: Troy Nehls
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Sylvia Garcia: Vanessa Guillen’s death sparked a movement
Biden's border flip-flops energized his foes, baffled his allies
Military justice reforms inspired by Vanessa Guillen to become law
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Republcan: Lulite Ejigu
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Texas Republicans back effort to impeach Biden over border policy, Afghanistan
Fact check: Did the National Archives put a 'harmful content' label on U.S. founding documents?
Wesley Hunt announces 2022 bid for Congress, but waits to decide on a district
Texas Republicans swarm 2022 primaries
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Republican: Wesley Hunt
Democrat: Duncan Klussmann

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Republican: Dawayne Tipton
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Houston lawmaker’s proposal to slash number of appellate courts threatens diversity, critics say
After $250K in political support, Texas Supreme Court does a rare double take
After $250K in political support, Texas Supreme Court does a rare double take
Houston lawmaker’s proposal to slash number of appellate courts threatens diversity, critics say
Gov. Abbott Appoints Evan Young to Texas Supreme Court
Houston lawmaker’s proposal to slash number of appellate courts threatens diversity, critics say
Democrats regain all Harris County state district judicial seats
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Republican: David Schenck
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Court candidates up ante over flunked test
Judges deluged with calls, emails over election fraud ruling
Unknowns vying for court that wields big power
Judges deluged with calls, emails over election fraud ruling
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Republican: Scott Walker
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Two Harris County district judges face favoritism allegations in defense appointments
Paxton's new judge ousted his political ally's son in 2016
Judges deluged with calls, emails over election fraud ruling
First Court of Appeals Republican candidates discuss platforms, issues
Democrats aim for third sweep of Harris County courts in first election without straight-ticket voting
Harris County sues Spring area motel labeled hotspot for crime
Judge tells Chase to pay $1 million to fired banker
Harris County woman's suit against ex-boss claims 'fright, horror, grief, shame, humiliation'
Heath’s Woodlands RUD voter fraud conviction, sentence upheld
Life sentence after 12th DWI conviction spotlights Montgomery County's sentencing
In bombshell reversal, appeals court restores Houston firefighters' pay parity measure
Harris County LGBT couples receive marriage licenses at last
Appeals court ruling expands vote-by-mail in Texas during coronavirus pandemic
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Democrat: Kyle Carter
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Judge tosses TRO, denies efforts to block firefighter pay parity amendment
Botched Houston drug raid was not the first
Former Harris County judge who jailed mentally ill rape victim fighting commission sanctions
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Democrat: William Demond
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Watchdog says Texas education adviser espouses racist conspiracy theory
Trump-era rancor spills into Texas school board politics
Texas board recoils from middle school textbooks with lessons on gender identity, abortion
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Democrat: Staci Childs
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Watchdog says Texas education adviser espouses racist conspiracy theory
Harris County education official harassed female job applicant, according to report
Texas board recoils from middle school textbooks with lessons on gender identity, abortion
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Republican: Will Hickman
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Watchdog says Texas education adviser espouses racist conspiracy theory
Trump-era rancor spills into Texas school board politics
Texas board recoils from middle school textbooks with lessons on gender identity, abortion
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Republican: Danny Surman
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Watchdog says Texas education adviser espouses racist conspiracy theory
Texas board recoils from middle school textbooks with lessons on gender identity, abortion
Multibillion dollar flood package OK'd, awaits Abbott's signature
Creighton recovering after passing out during Texas Senate debate
Bill to give more protection to Texas Confederate monuments has died
Alvarado ends 15-hour filibuster of GOP voting bill
Houston Democrats tout economy as Biden takes heat over Afghanistan
Bettencourt promotes Caitlynne's bill to limit PR bonds
Texas Republicans launch last-ditch effort to audit 2020 election results
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick boosts 5 Texas Senate candidates in unprecedented bid to extend his reach
Trump wades deeper into Texas politics with 20 endorsements in 2022 primaries
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Republican: Bob Mitchell
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Bandit signs already are illegal. Miles bill would make them more costly
Miles received kidney transplant over weekend
Republicans won on voting bill, but Houston Democrats warn it will cost them
Ahead of mayoral bid, state Sen. John Whitmire faces unexpected test in primary Senate race
Whitmire announces he will run for mayor of Houston
As amendment gives some lawmakers $140K annual pension, Whitmire says 'hell no'
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Democrat: John Whitmire
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Meet the candidates for Texas Senate District 17
GOP lawmakers swear new Texas redistricting maps are 'race blind'
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Democrat: Titus Benton
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‘This program is run amok’: Texas lawmakers criticize costly tax incentive
New district maps for Texas Senate, Texas House
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
Houston-to-Dallas bullet train given green light from feds, company says
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
In 2021, Texas politics took a sharp right turn
Texas says it's begun 2020 election audit in 4 counties, including Harris, after Trump letter
Legislature passes bill banning ‘critical race theory’ from Texas classrooms
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
In 2021, Texas politics took a sharp right turn
Right-wing megadonors wade into over two dozen Texas primary races
In 2021, Texas politics took a sharp right turn
Houston was a train wreck for Democrats in 2020. Here's why.
State Sen. Larry Taylor will not seek re-election after nearly 20 years in the Legislature
Ike Dike' funding bill nears approval in Texas Legislature
Re-election stimulus': Texas GOP tax relief proposals use billions in Biden COVID aid
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
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Meet the candidates for Texas House District 26
Jetton bills become law
Texas House proposes new political map crafted to protect GOP majority
Texas House proposes new political map crafted to protect GOP majority
U.S. Rep. Al Green, state Rep. Ron Reynolds arrested during D.C. voting rights protest
State Rep. Ron Reynolds discusses energy developments in Texas Legislature
Houston was a train wreck for Democrats in 2020. Here's why.
State Rep. Gary Gates facing backlash after taking private jet to Florida amid outages
Massive I-45 Houston project heads back to public comment phase during pause
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
Pasadena ISD facilities named after long-time board members
Waller Co. leaders pledge transparency after landfill verdict
Secret recording caught GOP Speaker targeting fellow Republicans
Lawmakers urge Bush to reconsider denial of flood aid to Houston, Harris County:
Remember ERCOT’s confusing winter storm tweets? They were reviewed by regulators, word for word
Charles Cunningham announces candidacy for District 127
Texas Republicans swarm 2022 primaries while Democrats lament lack of battleground races
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Republican: Charles Cunningham
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Texas Republicans quietly reduced penalties for honest voting mistakes
Texas Republicans say lowering the bar for overturning elections is bad policy. So why did they try?
Lawmakers urge Bush to reconsider denial of flood aid to Houston, Harris County
Controversial I-45 project still alive as TxDOT, feds given 90 days to settle differences
Rep. Tom Oliverson running for reelection in Texas House District 130
Opposition grows as Texas Republicans try to upend vaccine mandates
Challenger Allen upsets Wilson
Democratic clones and Republican clones': Rep. Dutton doesn't mind getting slammed by his own party
Houston ISD ordered to pay nearly $300,000 in legal fees of activist banned from district premises
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Democrat: Alma Allen
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Right-wing megadonors wade into over two dozen Texas primary races
Katy legislators tackle taxes, bail reform in 87th session
New district maps for Texas Senate, Texas House
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Republican: Mike Schofield
Democrat: Chase West

West Houston GOP primary pits city councilman against better-funded foes
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
Houston Republican Jim Murphy won't seek re-election to Texas House
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Republican: Mano DeAyala
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Rep. Ann Johnson discusses flooding, healthcare, bipartisanship
Texas House passes controversial transgender sports bill, on fourth try
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Republican: Ryan McConnico
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Democratic incumbent keeps Texas House District 135 seat
Harris County Dem Chair inherits party in strong position, but threats loom
State Rep. Gene Wu challenges Gov. Abbott’s warrant for his arrest
New Texas law aims to protect parents wrongly accused of child abuse
Hull faces familiar foe in suburban Houston district
GOP primary for House seat in west Houston divides conservative grass roots
Right-wing megadonors wade into over two dozen Texas primary races
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Republican: Josh Flynn
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Concrete company, after scrapping Acres Homes batch plant project, to move out of neighborhood
Listen: Jarvis Johnson talks teeth, slavery and the case for independent oversight of Texas prisons
New law requires Texas landlords to notify renters of flood risk
Texas House ready for business as three Houston Democrats return
Houston Rep. Senfronia Thompson is Democrats' breakout star in D.C.
Texas is first state to make buying sex a felony
‘Democratic clones and Republican clones': Rep. Dutton doesn't mind getting slammed by his own party
Forced into runoff, Rep. Harold Dutton investigates opponent he says may not exist
Rep. Dutton battles to extend career in primary defined by Houston ISD takeover clash
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Democrat: Harold Dutton
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Texas House ready for business as three Houston Democrats return
In Senate District 6 race, leading contenders agree on policy, differ in legislative approach
Watchdog calls for stronger safeguards of industrial storage tanks
Texas lawmakers call on state to move toward canceling next year’s STAAR tests
Texas Republicans swarm 2022 primaries
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
Texas Republicans swarm 2022 primaries
After 30 years, Rep. Coleman retires for health reasons
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
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Democrat: Danielle Keys Bess
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Texas Republicans swarm 2022 primaries
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
Texas Supreme Court clears way for civil arrests of AWOL Democrats
With 31 lawmakers moving on, Texas Legislature has room to get redder
Swanson faces familiar foe in suburban Houston district
Bill targeting transgender student athletes headed to Gov. Abbott's desk
Right-wing megadonors wade into over two dozen Texas primary races
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Republican: Valoree Swanson
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12 Hidalgo challengers among dozens who file for Harris County races
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo files for re-election bid
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Republican: Martina Lemond Dixon
Democrat: Lina Hidalgo

Group calls for Brown to resign as controller over land deal
Shredding event reflects Harris County Precinct 2 partnership with Friendswood
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Republican: Jack Morman
Democrat: Adrian Garcia

Harris County Democrats approve new precinct boundaries, aimed at expanding their power
Harris County is solidly blue. Republicans want a precinct map that preserves their power.
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Democrat: Lesley Briones
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Former Harris County clerk Chris Hollins announces run for Houston mayor
GOP bills target Harris County’s efforts to expand voting. Here’s how that played out in the 2020 election
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Dozens file for Harris County races
At Harris County Dept. of Education, critics take control of board
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Republican: Eric Dick
Democrat: Dylan Osborne

District Clerk Marilyn Burgess recommends tenfold increase in Harris County juror pay
Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel says juror appearance rate on the rise
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Democrat: Marilyn Burgess
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