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Setting a date for a tete-a-tete between Gov. Rick Perry and Democrat Bill White will take awhile. The Perry camp is refusing to debate White until the former Houston mayor releases more of his income tax returns.
Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, says he isn't going anywhere. A hot rumor has him quitting office or giving up his bid for reelection to pursue other ventures, but the senator says there's nothing to it.
Mark Sanders, the long-black-coat-from-The-Matrix-clad spokesperson for Republican-turned-independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn in her 2006 gubernatorial campaign, is throwing his weight and help behind another apostate Republican, according to Peggy Fikac of the Express-News. But not in Texas.
A new Rasmussen Reports poll has Gov. Rick Perry leading former Houston Mayor Bill White by just 4 points.
Audio recording of state Rep. Norma Chavez's concession speech and her call to her successor, Democrat Naomi Gonzalez.
The Texas Democratic Party wants you to know that 49 percent of the people who voted in last month's GOP primary voted against Gov. Rick Perry.
Plano's Van Taylor easily won his runoff for the Texas House, beating former Plano City Councilwoman Mabrie Griffith Jackson in the contest to succeed former Rep. Brian McCall, R-Plano.
Fred Brown won another term in the Texas House, after getting himself into a four-way primary and surviving that and today's runoff against Gerald "Buddy" Winn.
Charles Perry is on his way to the Texas House, having defeated Rep. Delwin Jones, R-Lubbock, and fellow Republican John Frullo won the GOP nomination for an open seat in his predominantly Republican district. Perry has no opposition in November. Frullo will face Democrat Carol Morgan.
Car2Go is a pilot program no more. The innovative Austin-based car-sharing cooperative is opening its memberships to the public starting on May 21.
Burnt orange and Aggie maroon are out, for now, at the Texas Department of Transportation.