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Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke to reporters on Jan. 26, 2016, in Albia, Iowa. Perry, a former 2016 candidate for president, endorsed Cruz's presidential bid on Jan. 25, 2016.
Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke to reporters on Jan. 26, 2016, in Albia, Iowa. Perry, a former 2016 candidate for president, endorsed Cruz's presidential bid on Jan. 25, 2016.

Rick Perry to Help Recruit Veterans for Ted Cruz

Former Gov. Rick Perry is joining a new group that plans to organize veterans in support of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. The group, a super PAC known as Keep the Promise to Veterans, will allow Perry to ramp up his involvement in Cruz's presidential effort after endorsing the U.S. senator from Texas last month. 

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Mountain View College in Dallas on Nov. 17, 2015.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Mountain View College in Dallas on Nov. 17, 2015.

Clinton Picks Up Another Texas Superdelegate

With early voting in Texas just four days away, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's campaign announced she'd picked up a handful of Texas endorsements ahead of the state's March 1 Democratic presidential primary.

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

Martinez Fischer, Menéndez Meet Again

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.

Clinton Picks Up Another Texas Superdelegate

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Mountain View College in Dallas on Nov. 17, 2015.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Mountain View College in Dallas on Nov. 17, 2015.

With early voting in Texas just four days away, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's campaign announced she'd picked up a handful of Texas endorsements ahead of the state's March 1 Democratic presidential primary.

Martinez Fischer, Menéndez Meet 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.

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New in Texas Weekly: Cruz, Rubio in Houston Pre-Debate

Ted Cruz Adds to Home-State Support as Texas Primary Nears

Ted Cruz speaks during his presidential campaign rally at the Fort Worth Stockyards on Sept. 3, 2015.
Ted Cruz speaks during his presidential campaign rally at the Fort Worth Stockyards on Sept. 3, 2015.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is bolstering his home-field advantage with fewer than three weeks until the Texas primary, unveiling a raft of new endorsements from lawmakers in Austin and detailing his organization across the state for the March 1 nominating contest.

After Deportation, Killer Returned Easily to U.S.

Juan Leonardo Quintero, an undocumented immigrant pictured here in 2015 in a visitation booth at the maximum-security Allred Unit near Wichita Falls, is serving a life sentence for the 2006 murder of Houston Police Officer Rodney Johnson.
Juan Leonardo Quintero, an undocumented immigrant pictured here in 2015 in a visitation booth at the maximum-security Allred Unit near Wichita Falls, is serving a life sentence for the 2006 murder of Houston Police Officer Rodney Johnson.

Deported to his native Mexico for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl, Juan Leonardo Quintero returned to Houston and easily resumed his life. When he killed a police officer in 2006, Quintero became a poster child for loose border enforcement. This story is part of our "Bordering on Insecurity" series.

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Livestream: The Ticket 2016 Live Recording

Livestream: The Ticket 2016 Live Recording

We're livestreaming a 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 is taking place ahead of Thursday's Democratic primary debate.

We're livestreaming a 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 is taking place ahead of Thursday's Democratic primary debate.

On South Carolina TV, Ted Cruz Targets Rubio and Trump — With Humor

Republican presidential candidates: U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and billionaire Donald Trump.
Republican presidential candidates: U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and billionaire Donald Trump.

In two new ads, Ted Cruz's campaign mocks his two leading Republican rivals. One ad depicts a support group for former Marco Rubio voters. The other shows children playing with a Donald Trump action figure.  

Families Accuse Bank of Laundering Gang Money

A Juárez municipal police officer keeps patrol while at a murder scene in the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico on May 28, 2010.
A Juárez municipal police officer keeps patrol while at a murder scene in the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico on May 28, 2010.

The families of several U.S. citizens murdered in Mexico filed a lawsuit this week against HSBC Holdings and its subsidiaries alleging the company supported various drug cartel activities by laundering millions of dollars for gangs.