TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/26/14

After 16 years in statewide office, Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lost a bitterly fought battle to state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston. In the GOP attorney general race, state Sen. Ken Paxton prevailed over state Rep. Dan Branch.

Texas Democrats believe wins by Tea Party candidates in Tuesday's Republican primary runoffs could turn off swing voters in November. But if Democrats can't close the deal, those Republicans will be running Texas.

The conciliatory tone that marked Dan Patrick's victory speech was unlike the fiery immigration rhetoric voters were accustomed to. But it's an approach he ...

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