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Key goal for Texans Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke in Tuesday’s debate: Make the next one

The two Democratic presidential candidates from Texas are set to appear Tuesday evening in what threatens to be their last debate, a high-stakes opportunity...

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush getting Democratic challenger

December 7, 2017Texas Democrats are getting a candidate for land commissioner. Miguel Suazo, an Austin-based oil and gas attorney who worked as an aide to...

Making re-election bid official, Cruz talks taxes and brushes off competition

December 2, 2017HOUSTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made his re-election bid official Saturday, brushing off his competition's criticisms and looking to keep...

Despite reports, Dallas County sheriff says she hasn’t resigned to run for governor

November 29, 2017Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, a Democrat who has been exploring a run for governor, doesn't appear ready to quit her day...

Greg Abbott to appoint general counsel to replace Don Willett

November 27, 2017Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that he will appoint Jimmy Blacklock, the governor's general counsel, to replace Don Willett on the Texas...

In Austin, Pence makes pitch for “across the board” tax cuts

November 15, 2017Vice President Mike Pence pressed the White House's case for a major tax code overhaul by the end of the year during...

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez emerges as potential challenger to Gov. Greg Abbott

November 6, 2017Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez has emerged as potential Democratic challenger to Gov. Greg Abbott in 2018. In an interview Monday, Valdez described...

As 2018 deadline nears, some top Democrats raising concerns about statewide ticket

November 5, 2017With 36 days until the filing deadline for Texas' 2018 primaries, concerns about Democrats' statewide ticket are coming into public view. Party officials...

Andrew White, son of late Gov. Mark White, explores 2018 gubernatorial campaign

October 24, 2017Andrew White, the son of late Gov. Mark White, is mulling a run for governor as a Democrat in 2018.  White, a Houston...

Patrick skeptical of need for new House committee on Texas economy

October 22, 2017DALLAS — Count Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick among those skeptical of House Speaker Joe Straus' new push to look into Texas' business...

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FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical WriterU.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given...