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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
On a muggy Fourth of July night just outside Austin, Rep. Beto O’Rourke walked on stage wearing a light blue button-down, with a Texas-size American flag in the background. more
There was not one vacant seat at Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s town hall meeting last Wednesday morning, as the Democratic challenger to Senator Ted Cruz spoke to a packed house at the Cedar Park … more
Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, is on a march to visit every county in Texas as a part of his race against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. Next week, O'Rourke will visit … more
U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke's campaign for U.S. Senate has caught so much fire throughout the state that the new favorite betting game in Texas politics is “How close can he get to Ted Cruz in November?” more
Residents hoping to persuade the Leander City Council to vote down a proposal that would have seen substantial commercial and industrial growth in near Oak Grove Road and Heritage Grove Road left … more
Leander residents have elected a new mayor. Troy Hill, who served one term on the city council before resigning to run for mayor, beat Vic Villarreal in a runoff election held last Saturday.Hill won … more
A contentious campaign has drawn voters to the polls to elect a new mayor in Leander. Early voting numbers surged by more than 12 percent, with … more
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