Judge: Scalia's Death to be Ruled a Heart Attack

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The entrance to Cibolo Creek Ranch in West Texas, where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on February 13, 2016.
The entrance to Cibolo Creek Ranch in West Texas, where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on February 13, 2016.

The Texas death certificate for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will list myocardial infraction — a heart attack — as the official cause of death.

Congressional Race Could Pit Lubbock Against Abilene

Former Texas Tech Vice-Chancellor Jodey Arrington, retired Air Force Colonel Michael Bob Starr and Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson are seeking the congressional seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock.
Former Texas Tech Vice-Chancellor Jodey Arrington, retired Air Force Colonel Michael Bob Starr and Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson are seeking the congressional seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock.

The eight-candidate race to succeed U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, in Texas’ 19th Congressional District could morph into a fight between two cities well in advance of the 2021 redistricting process.

Undocumented Student's Arrest a Cautionary Tale

After being pulled over for a broken taillight while a student at the University of Texas at Austin in 2009, Raul Zamora found himself in an immigration detention center instead of class for a week.
After being pulled over for a broken taillight while a student at the University of Texas at Austin in 2009, Raul Zamora found himself in an immigration detention center instead of class for a week.

Almost seven years ago, former University of Texas student Raul Zamora’s broken taillight landed him in the South Texas Detention Facility in Pearsall on the brink of deportation. This story is part of our "Bordering on Insecurity" series.

No State Help for Crystal City Council Meltdown

A look at City Hall in Crystal City, which bills itself the "Spinach Capital of the World."
A look at City Hall in Crystal City, which bills itself the "Spinach Capital of the World."

After most of its elected officials were arrested, questions swirled about whether — and how — Crystal City's government can function in the coming months. This much is clear, experts agree: The city must wade through the mess largely on its own. 

Martinez Fischer, Menéndez Square Off Again

State. Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (l) and state Sen. José Menéndez
State. Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (l) and state Sen. José Menéndez

On major issues there's little daylight between San Antonio Democrats Trey Martinez Fischer and José Menéndez, but their rematch for a Texas Senate seat couldn't produce a greater divergence of styles.

Livestream: The Ticket 2016 Live Recording

Here is the full video of our livestreamed recording of the weekly podcast, The Ticket 2016, with hosts Jay Root of The Texas Tribune and Ben Philpott of KUT 90.5. This event took place ahead of the 2/11 Democratic primary debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Here is the full video of our livestreamed recording of the weekly podcast, The Ticket 2016, with hosts Jay Root of The Texas Tribune and Ben Philpott of KUT 90.5. This event took place ahead of the 2/11 Democratic primary debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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