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In HD-53's GOP Runoff, Debate Shifts Sharply

Andrew Murr (left) and Rob Henneke canvass for votes in the Texas House District 53 on May 10, 2014.
Andrew Murr (left) and Rob Henneke canvass for votes in the Texas House District 53 on May 10, 2014.

Andrew Murr and Rob Henneke are facing off in the GOP runoff in the race to succeed state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, R-Kerrville. The conversation in the race has shifted as each tries to stand out as the conservative choice. Discussions about water, taxes and immigration have been somewhat overshadowed by provocative topics like Shariah law.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst spoke to supporters in Houston after it became clear he would head into a runoff election against state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst spoke to supporters in Houston after it became clear he would head into a runoff election against state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston.

Lobbyist: Efforts Afoot to Get Candidates to Drop Out

UPDATED: An email from a lobbyist at one of the state's largest law firms suggests there may be efforts underway to persuade three second-place Republican primary finishers, including incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, to withdraw from the May runoffs. 

 

GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.
GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.

Comptroller Hopefuls Tout Reviving Clinton-Era Reviews

More than 20 years after then-Texas Comptroller John Sharp launched a popular program to cut government waste, the candidates to be the next comptroller are talking about reviving it. But the reasons that state lawmakers stripped the office of that power in 2003 may remain a roadblock.

GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.
GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 14, 2013

Your evening reading: comptroller candidates swap criticisms on taxes in forum; Perry sounds off on Obama's proposed fix on insurance cancellations; Davis filibuster worked into new episode of Parks and Recreation

GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.
GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.

Crowded Race for Comptroller Taking Shape

Four Republicans are vying to replace outgoing state Comptroller Susan Combs, and at least one Democrat may join the race soon, too. The GOP candidates are each working to prove that they are the most qualified for the job, which entails providing revenue estimates that lawmakers use to create the state's two-year budget.

Rows of racks holding servers make up the test lab at Rackspace Hosting Headquarters in San Antonio, Monday, January 7, 2012.
Rows of racks holding servers make up the test lab at Rackspace Hosting Headquarters in San Antonio, Monday, January 7, 2012.

Texas Hopes to Compete for Data Center Business

Texas once dominated the data center industry — the housing and storage of major corporate computer systems. But in recent years, other states have chipped away at its foothold. The state intends to jump back into contention with the passage of a set of tax incentives for data centers that invest $200 million or more in a Texas location.