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In case you had any doubt about Republican Texas Senate candidate Darren Yancy's stance on immigration after looking at his Web site, this video ought to clear it up.
A federal conviction for lying on her taxes may send embattled Dallas Democratic Rep. Terri Hodge to prison. But it won’t stop her from drawing a state pension.
Her office is studying efforts to release raw data in New York and San Francisco for ideas.
Dallas Democrat Terri Hodge pleaded guilty in a federal courtroom Wednesday and agreed to resign her post as a state representative.
Yes, even Debra Medina. So says the latest Rasmussen Reports poll.
Sen. Cornyn said allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the U.S. military would hinder recruitment efforts.
The embattled state representative admits making a false statement on a federal tax return.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
The Democratic primary for agriculture commissioner is going to have to run on star power and free media — neither of the candidates has the money to make a statewide TV campaign out of this thing.
New poll numbers from Rasmussen show bad news for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
A little insight into state Rep. Norma Chavez's Democratic primary race out in El Paso can be gleaned from the campaign finance reports filed yesterday, and it looks like she could have a real fight on her hands.
Your afternoon reading.
Disability rights advocates say State Board of Education member David Bradley's comment to the Texas Tribune — "If you sit on the mental health commission, do you have to be retarded?" — is offensive and uninformed.
The latest campaign finance reports show that both candidates raised more than $700,000 in January. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison spent more than any other candidate: $3.3 million.