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Abby Livingston The Texas Tribune

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Texans in Congress remember close calls and lives changed on 9/11

Sixteen years ago, it was a beautiful enough morning that Pete Olson, a staffer in the U.S. Senate, chose to drive from suburban Virginia into work with...

US Rep. Joe Barton apologizes for graphic online photo

November 22, 2017U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, released a statement on Wednesday apologizing for a graphic nude photo of him that circulated on social media...

All eyes on U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas as GOP unveils tax plan

November 2, 2017WASHINGTON — It's not hard to find U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady around the U.S. Capitol these days. Tasked with moving a major tax overhaul...

Lamar Smith retiring from Congress

November 2, 2017WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, is retiring from Congress, two sources close to the congressman told The Texas Tribune on Thursday....

U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Dallas Republican, says he won’t run for re-election

October 31, 2017The powerful chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a Dallas Republican, announced his retirement from Congress on Tuesday...

Texas delegation treads cautiously in reactions to former Trump campaign officials’ indictments

October 30, 2017WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent shockwaves through the nation's capital Monday after revealing charges against three former Trump campaign officials....

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson walks back comments on sexual assault

October 19, 2017WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, on Thursday walked back controversial comments about sexual assault she made a day earlier. The issue has...

U.S. House passes hurricane relief bill after tense day for Texas delegation, Abbott

October 12, 2017WASHINGTON — It was a tension-filled 24-hour scramble for Texas' congressional delegation before the latest disaster relief spending vote, as Gov. Greg Abbott...

Trump to fundraise in Dallas in late October

October 5, 2017WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will travel to Dallas in late October for a major fundraiser, according to an invitation obtained by...

Will Hurricane Irma pull federal resources away from Harvey aid?

September 14, 2017WASHINGTON – After a pair of massive hurricanes battered Texas and Florida, members of Congress from those states are facing an uncomfortable question: Does...

Today

Sundt Construction promotes four

Sundt Construction Inc. promoted four employee-owners in its Dallas office: Holly Horsak  to senior project manager, Amber Simonson  to project manager II, Maria Luna to...

Tarrant County reports 6 COVID deaths as Texas surpasses 9,000 hospitalized COVID patients

Tarrant County Public Health on Tuesday, Dec. 1 reported six COVID-19 deaths. The deceased include two men from Fort Worth in their 70s, a...

Fort Worth announces plans to purchase Pier 1 Building for City Hall

Plans for a new City Hall for Fort Worth have been knocked around for years, maybe even decades. On Dec. 2, city officials announced...

U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess and Joaquin Castro seek House leadership roles

The fall campaigns may be over, but for two Texans in Congress the elections are continuing into this week. U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess, a Lewisville...