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Nov. 8 general election results

In the 2016 general election, Texas voters made their choices for president and vice president, for seven statewide positions on the Texas Railroad Commission, the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, for 36 congressional seats, 16 of the state’s 31 Senate seats and all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives.

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 Illustration by Emily Albracht, Shelby Knowles

Explore the 2016 Texas Elections Runoff Ballot

Texas held its Democratic and Republican primaries on March 1. In 22 races, no candidate won a majority of votes; the top two finishers from each of those races will meet in May 24 runoff elections. Explore the current state of this year's elections here.

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Hell and High Water: Storage Tanks Fuel Economy — and Concerns

Storage tanks along the Houston Ship Channel hold one of the world's largest concentrations of oil, gases and chemicals. Some scientists fear a disaster waiting to happen when Houston's perfect storm comes. Read more about this in our "Hell and High Water" project, done in collaboration with ProPublica.

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Hell and High Water: Houston's Perfect Storm

Houston is the nation's fourth-largest city and home to the largest refining and petrochemical complex in the United States. But many worry it's a sitting duck when the next big hurricane comes. This multimedia project, done in partnership with ProPublica, looks at the dangers for the region.

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