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Trump team's alleged Russia ties get muted response from Texas Republicans

Donald Trump rallies a crowd of veterans at Drake University on Jan. 28, 2016, while other Republican presidential candidates hold a final Des Moines debate prior to the Iowa caucuses.
Donald Trump rallies a crowd of veterans at Drake University on Jan. 28, 2016, while other Republican presidential candidates hold a final Des Moines debate prior to the Iowa caucuses.

Texas Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for more Congressional oversight, amid news reports of Trump allies communicating with Russian officials. House Republicans, for the most part, are quiet on the matter. 

A child walks in a United Nations refugee camp in Turkey where thousands of Syrian refugees reside.
A child walks in a United Nations refugee camp in Turkey where thousands of Syrian refugees reside.

Survey of Texans in Congress shows most Republicans back Trump's travel ban

As of late Monday, nearly all of the 38-member Texas congressional delegation had taken a position on President Trump's travel ban executive order. Most Republicans backed the measure, while Democrats viscerally opposed it.

A protester holds a sign at D/FW airport Saturday.
A protester holds a sign at D/FW airport Saturday.

Texas congressional delegation largely silent on Trump travel ban

Most members of the Texas congressional delegation remained silent about President Trump's travel ban over the weekend, but one Republican challenged the ban and another — Michael McCaul of Austin — said his input on the order did not include a ban on Muslims.

Fans and attendees watch the Lil' Wranglers of College Station, Texas, perform at the 2017 Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball, on the eve of the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, on January 19, 2017.
Fans and attendees watch the Lil' Wranglers of College Station, Texas, perform at the 2017 Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball, on the eve of the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, on January 19, 2017.

Texans celebrate Trump at Black Tie and Boots Ball

An estimated 12,000 people brought their best cowboy hats to the Texas State Society's Black Tie and Boots Ball just outside the U.S. capitol on Thursday night. Many Texans there were in a celebratory mood on the eve of a Republican takeover of the White House.

(L.-R.) U.S. Reps. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, John Ratcliff, R-Heath and Jodey Arrington, R-Lubbock.
(L.-R.) U.S. Reps. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, John Ratcliff, R-Heath and Jodey Arrington, R-Lubbock.

Arrington, a freshman in Congress, bucks trend by moving family to D.C.

Lubbock Republican Jodey Arrington, who was sworn in this week as one of the new members of the U.S. House, is moving his family to Washington. It is an unusual choice, both in the Texas delegation and in the rest of Congress.

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, operates an ice-resurfacing machines at a Fort Worth ice skating rink on Dec. 21, 2016, as part of an ongoing effort to perform constituent jobs in his district.
U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, operates an ice-resurfacing machines at a Fort Worth ice skating rink on Dec. 21, 2016, as part of an ongoing effort to perform constituent jobs in his district.

Texas Congressman on thin ice...on purpose

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth has tried everything from moving baggage on a runway to housekeeping at a Holiday Inn to better understand the lives of his constituents. This week, he helped out at a local ice skating rink.

U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul visits with the press before his meeting with Gov. Greg Abbott at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 18, 2015.
U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul visits with the press before his meeting with Gov. Greg Abbott at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 18, 2015.

McCaul Says Cruz "Broke His Word" on Trump

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, stepped up his criticism Tuesday of congressional colleague Ted Cruz, saying he "broke his word" by declining to endorse presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. 

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, speaks to a group of Hillary Clinton supporters at a morning campaign event held at the home of Mark and Sharon Naughton in Iowa City on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Castro was on the first of four campaign stops in Iowa.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, speaks to a group of Hillary Clinton supporters at a morning campaign event held at the home of Mark and Sharon Naughton in Iowa City on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Castro was on the first of four campaign stops in Iowa.

Joaquin Castro Causes New Stir as He Considers Senate Run

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro seemed to offer more definitive language than usual about a possible 2018 run for U.S. Senate during an interview with CBS News on Thursday.

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, speaking at the National Press Club on April 29, 2014. Poe has coauthored a bipartisan bill with Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York to address human sex trafficking, a major problem in Houston and other Texas cities.
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, speaking at the National Press Club on April 29, 2014. Poe has coauthored a bipartisan bill with Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York to address human sex trafficking, a major problem in Houston and other Texas cities.

Diagnosed With Leukemia, U.S. Rep. Ted Poe Ready to Fight

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, announced Wednesday morning that he was recently diagnosed with leukemia and will spend the rest of the summer concentrating on this battle. 

 

Voters wait in line at the University of Texas Co-op to cast their ballots in the March 1, 2016 primary elections.
Voters wait in line at the University of Texas Co-op to cast their ballots in the March 1, 2016 primary elections.

Liveblog: 2016 Texas Primary Runoff Results

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Throughout Tuesday night, Tribune reporters will keep you updated on the results of Texas' Republican and Democratic primary runoffs, from the first early voting totals through the last ballots counted.

Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith interviewed President Barack Obama about civic engagement in a digital age at Austin's South by Southwest on March 11, 2016.
Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith interviewed President Barack Obama about civic engagement in a digital age at Austin's South by Southwest on March 11, 2016.

Watch President Obama Speak at SXSW

South by Southwest got a visit Friday from President Obama, who sat down with Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith for a conversation focused on civic engagement in a digital age. Watch the interview here.