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WASHINGTON — The Congressional Black Caucus is on the verge of becoming the most powerful bloc in the U.S. House when Democrats take control in January, with members to lead at least five … more
It wasn’t Beto O’Rourke. But in the sleepiest branch of government — the judiciary — Texas Democrats cleaned up on Election Day, flipping the four influential state … more
Fourteen of the 35 gay, bisexual and transgender candidates who ran for office in Texas during the midterms claimed victory Tuesday night — a 40 percent success rate in deep-red Texas … more
Outgoing Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday advised his counterpart in the Senate, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, to “listen more and talk less” during next year’s legislative … more
By the end of Election Day, the political maps of the state’s suburban and swing counties had a peculiar blue tint. The blue washed over the Dallas-Fort Worth area and crept up on … more
The Texas congressional delegation is poised to lose significant clout on Capitol Hill after the Democrats on Tuesday took control of the U.S. House and Texas voters … more
Beto O’Rourke came close — but no cigar. In one of the nation’s closest-watched elections, Beto O’Rourke lost a tight race to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. But Texas Democrats … more
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller were neck and neck with their Democratic challengers throughout Tuesday night but eventually prevailed as election results poured in. more
The much-discussed 'blue wave' never really came ashore, though many incumbents in longtime Republican strongholds like Williamson County felt the effects of a surge in Democrat voting. In … more
In January, when the Texas Legislature convenes for the 86th legislative session, the Republicans’ 95-55 advantage over the Democrats will shrink to 83-67... more
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke Tuesday evening in what appeared likely to be one of the closest U.S Senate races in Texas in decades. more
Since launching his bid for U.S. Senate last year, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke has painted Republican incumbent Ted Cruz as a senator whose national ambitions have distracted him from his Texas duties. more
More than 104,000 ballots were cast in the first week of early voting in Williamson County, surpassing the number who voted in the first week during the previous two presidential elections and … more
A record 44 percent of U.S. firms will give workers paid time off to vote Nov. 6, up from 37 percent in 2016, according to reports from the Society for Human Resources … more
Trump to hold Houston rally for Ted Cruz MondayPresident Donald Trump is set to visit Houston on Oct. 22 to hold a rally for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in his re-election campaign.Trump's campaign announced … more
With early voting beginning next week, nine of the ten Leander ISD school board candidates came together on Monday, Oct. 15, to answer questions submitted by the Leander ISD PTA Council ranging from … more
Nine of the 13 candidates in the race for Board of Education appeared at a public forum last week to discuss challenges facing the school system.The forum, held at Concordia University, covered … more
Lupe Valdez, the Democratic nominee for governor, swung away at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in their first and only debate Friday evening ... more
In the face of a sexual harassment allegation, state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, has hired two Austin attorneys and denied ... more
The University of Texas at Austin is looking into an accusation that state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, sent sexually explicit material to a graduate student ... more
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