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U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, says his failure to report millions in stock transactions on financial disclosure reports from 2008 and 2009 resulted from a clerical error made by his accountant.
Your afternoon reading.
For the first time in the school’s history, the freshman class at the University of Texas has more minority students than white students.
A federal magistrate says the medical malpractice caps Texas lawmakers instituted in 2003 should withstand a constitutional challenge.
Has Texas moved to the right of itself?
In a new feature from our friends at Houston's KTRK-TV, the gubernatorial candidates submit two-minute responses to questions from left field.
Using data compiled by the Austin American-Statesman, we've produced county-by-county maps visualizing Texas Lottery sales by game type. A higher percentage of lottery revenue in Hill County counties, for example, came from Lotto sales in 2009. Many counties in West Texas, however, appear to prefer instant scratch-off tickets.
Make no mistake: A Democrat running in a statewide race in Texas who is not losing by double-digits is doing relatively well. But this raises the larger question: Can Bill White actually win?
Democratic donor Steve Mostyn wins his latest round in a battle with state Rep. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood. A judge has blocked the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association from giving Taylor information about Mostyn's payouts in a massive windstorm settlement this year.
Your afternoon reading.
A new ad in the CD-17 race from the National Republican Congressional Committee attacks the incumbent Democrat's ties to the Washington establishment.
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Gov. Rick Perry went on the air today with his first TV spot of the general election.