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At Fort Worth church where the pastor has coronavirus, “thanks be to God” for Facebook Live

March 15, 2020The pastor could not be present for Sunday morning services, and yet there he was — in spirit, of course, but also...

Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton concedes Republican primary in surprising upset

March 4, 2020In a surprising upset, incumbent Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton has conceded to challenger Jim Wright in Tuesday’s Republican primary for a seat...

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Texas’ challenge to Obamacare

March 2, 2020The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Texas-led challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the justices said Monday, marking the third major...

Speaking statistically, this GOP donor wants to convince you that money buys justice in Texas

February 24, 2020CANADIAN — To tell Salem Abraham his mathematical insights are wrong is to speak fighting words. Numerical analysis is the organizing principle...

Gov. Greg Abbott selects former appeals court judge Jane Bland for Texas Supreme Court

August 26, 2019Jane Bland, a former Republican appeals court judge in Houston who lost her seat in November amid a Democratic rout of urban-area...

U.S. Senate confirms Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown to the federal bench

July 31, 2019The U.S. Senate confirmed Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown to the federal bench Wednesday. He is one on a slate of...

As Texas seeks to overturn Obamacare, attention focuses on a potential swing judge

July 9, 2019NEW ORLEANS — On the left was Judge Carolyn Dineen King, an appointee of Jimmy Carter; on the right sat Judge Kurt...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joins fight targeting Texas State Bar

May 1, 2019Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has quietly waded into a lawsuit that could upend the State Bar of Texas, siding in a...

Conservative group Empower Texans sues lawmaker to gain state House media credentials

April 17, 2019Months after being denied media credentials for the Texas House, the conservative organization Texas Scorecard — a product of Empower Texans, a...

Dan Patrick threatens to use “nuclear option” to skirt Senate tradition and bring property tax bill to the floor

April 12, 2019Faced with a stalemate on his priority property tax proposal, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Friday that if no deal materializes over...

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