Tribpedia: 2010 General Election

November 2, 2010 marked the general election, known as a "midterm," since it was a non-presidential year. Voters in Texas chose a governor and a host of statewide candidates, as well as candidates for Congress, the Legislature, State Board of Education and the courts.

The governor's race was a multi-million dollar affair, in which the 30-day out campaign finance ...

Analysis: Short of a Win, Finding Ways to Measure Democrats' Progress

Chris Ornelas, a Texas Organizing Project employee, speaking with Armando Rodriguez while canvassing in San Antonio's west side on Sept. 4, 2014.
Chris Ornelas, a Texas Organizing Project employee, speaking with Armando Rodriguez while canvassing in San Antonio's west side on Sept. 4, 2014.

Even if Texas Republicans sweep this year's statewide races, there are ways to figure out whether and where Democratic organizing efforts have made any headway. Or there will be, once the results are in. One clue will be the number of Democrats who vote, even for losing candidates, in each county.

Dan Neil at table with attorneys during a public hearing for the election contest of House D-48
Dan Neil at table with attorneys during a public hearing for the election contest of House D-48

Election Contest in HD-48 Begins

A Texas House investigation to determine the winner of the District 48 race between state Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, and Republican challenger Dan Neil has begun. Testimony is expected to last at least a couple of days. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports.

Dan Neil at table with attorneys during a public hearing for the election contest of House D-48
Dan Neil at table with attorneys during a public hearing for the election contest of House D-48

Testimony Under Way in HD-48 Fight [Updated]

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More than a dozen witnesses took the stand today to testify about where they lived and how they voted in the House District 48 contest in the November 2010 election.

Texas Gubernatorial Term Lengths: 1846-2011
Texas Gubernatorial Term Lengths: 1846-2011

On the Records: Once, Twice, Three Times a Governor

Most people know that Gov. Rick Perry, inaugurated to a third term Tuesday, has served longer than any other chief executive in Texas history. What's remarkable, though, is just how much longer than the state's previous governors — even those who've served during the modern era.

U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso
U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso

Silvestre Reyes: The TT Interview

The Democratic congressman from El Paso on what life will be like with the Republicans in control of the U.S. House, why the information released by WikiLeaks shouldn't be public, whether we should be sending troops to Mexico and why Gov. Rick Perry talks so much about spillover violence.

Face Time

2010 didn't turn out like it looked a year ago. Unexpected people showed up. The political environment bloomed red instead of blue. The Tea was strong. And big shots turned into paper tigers. Here are some of the political personalities who mattered.