Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has bought more than 250 hours of ad time on television, more than all of the other statewide candidates combined, so we start our weekly news-inspired playlist with Kid Sister's "Life on TV."Full Story
The best of our best content from Oct. 20 to Oct. 24, 2014.Full Story
Health care was supposed to be the No. 1 election issue this year, but it quickly faded. With Ebola now dominating headlines, Ken Janda of Community Health Choice writes, it’s time for a rational debate over health coverage.Full Story
Texas needs to be better prepared to respond to emerging infectious diseases like Ebola, the director of a new state task force on such diseases said Thursday.Full Story
The actor, political activist and Corpus Christi native, interviewed at the Women in the World Texas summit in San Antonio, on her efforts to mobilize Hispanic voters, Texas' voter ID law and the impact of groups like Battleground Texas.Full Story
The Texas Department of Transportation has ended its controversial program aimed at converting some badly damaged paved roads to gravel, more than a year after the launch of the initiative drew national attention to the agency's budget troubles.
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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz leads a hypothetical race for the GOP presidential nomination among Texas voters, but Gov. Rick Perry has closed the gap. Among Democrats, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is far ahead of everyone else.Full Story
It would take more than 10 days to watch all the ad spots on broadcast television that the campaign of Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for Texas governor, has bought from July to Election Day.Full Story
In a month, the State Board of Education will take a final vote on the social studies textbooks that will be used in the state's public schools for the next eight years.
State leaders asked for and received a study that said the voter photo ID law would leave more than a half-million voters without required state-issued IDs. But they didn't tell most legislators about it, according to a federal judge's findings.Full Story
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is straying from the Republican crowd on the what to do with the Texas Enterprise FundFull Story
GOP statewide candidates uniformly hold sizeable advantages over their Democratic rivals.Full Story
Let Max Soffar — an innocent man on death row in Texas who is dying of liver cancer — spend his last days at home, writes Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project.Full Story
While many Democrats in southern states are running away from Barack Obama as fast as they can, Sen. Wendy Davis leaned into her embrace of the president on Wednesday, saying she would welcome him on the campaign trail.Full Story
Reeve, Ross, Emily and Jim discuss the political landscape now that early voting has begun, the latest in the state's fight against the Ebola virus, the significance of falling oil prices and a guilty plea for embezzlement.Full Story