Two old rivals, Coppell school board member Bennett Ratliff and state Rep. Matt Rinaldi, are facing off in a primary brawl for Texas House District 115.
Two old rivals, Coppell school board member Bennett Ratliff and state Rep. Matt Rinaldi, are facing off in a primary brawl for Texas House District 115.

Old Rivals Face Off in Dallas House Race

Bennett Ratliff lost his Dallas-area Texas House seat to Tea Party-backed Matt Rinaldi in 2014, and is running to win it back in a March 1 GOP primary that parses the definition of conservative. Ratliff says he's a Republican who can accomplish things; Rinaldi says his opponent is a Democrat in disguise.

 
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. 

 

Rick Perry to Help Recruit Veterans for Ted Cruz

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.

Former Gov. Rick Perry is joining a new group that plans to organize veterans in support of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. 

 

 

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.

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.