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Gov. Greg Abbott clinches second term as GOP wins closest statewide races in 20 years

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.

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Democratic women lead biggest shift in Texas House since 2010 midterms

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...

Facing challenges from Texas and D.C., a new Affordable Care Act enrollment period begins

For the first time since the Affordable Care Act became law, Texans don’t have to sign up for insurance unless they really want to — but those who do can start Thursday.

Over a million Texas children could qualify for subsidized child care — but less than 10 percent of them receive it

The sun had just broken through the clouds on a rainy Friday afternoon when Kimbley Wilson arrived at Braswell Child Development Center to pick up her children.

Here’s how to avoid problems with straight-ticket voting in Texas

Voters from around the state have reported a curious thing happening at the polls this week: They meant to vote straight-ticket but when they reviewed their final list of selected candidates, someone …

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Black lawmakers set to assume more powerful roles in House

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 …

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