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Texans want voter approval of property tax hikes, says UT/TT Poll

March 4, 2019"Texans want voter approval of property tax hikes, says UT/TT Poll" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media...

Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson to challenge current Commissioner George P. Bush

December 8, 2017Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has decided to challenge current Commissioner George P. Bush in next year’s Republican primary and is...

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus welcomes challengers: “I don’t own this job”

September 23, 2017Texas House Speaker Joe Straus brushed aside complaints that he controls the House and said he is confident that most of the...

Texas loses tax lawsuit, but not the way officials feared

January 6, 2017As gloomy government budget news stacks up in Austin, a state appeals court ruling issued Friday appears to erase a huge worry...

UT/TT Poll: Cruz leads Trump in Texas; Rubio lags behind

With a week remaining before the Texas Republican primary, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has an 8-percentage-point lead over Donald Trump, according to the latest University...

Analysis: Hegar could change the odds with horse racing vote

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar could cast the deciding vote on a new form of gambling in the state on Thursday, but he isn’t saying...

Analysis: Hard advice for Texas Democrats from one of their own

It’s not easy being blue. It is easy, though, to find Democratic lamentations in Texas politics. They haven’t won a statewide election since 1994. Only...

Horse owners sue state to keep Racing Commission open

A group of racehorse owners sued the state Friday to block legislative efforts to shut down the Texas Racing Commission — and with it,...

UPDATE: Services set for former state lawmaker Chris Harris

Chris Harris, a smart, gruff and accomplished former state legislator from Tarrant County, died early Saturday morning, according to state Rep. Charlie Geren, a...

Wendy Davis hits Iowa for Clinton next week

Wendy Davis, the former Texas gubernatorial candidate and state senator, will campaign for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Iowa, the Clinton campaign announced Wednesday. Davis will...

Today

What to Do: Up Against the Wall, the ‘Boys and accountants in capes

When I graduated from Paschal in 1973, I started off at then-Tarrant County Junior College (now Tarrant County College), but I hung...

Kamala Harris to make campaign stop in Texas

By Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune Oct. 25, 2020 "Kamala Harris to make campaign...

NASCAR Cup playoff at Texas still on hold because of rain

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The resumption of NASCAR's Cup playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway was still on hold Monday because...

What says the holiday season like a KFC Firelog?

This holiday season may be a little less festive what with social distancing and all, but at least one “tradition” will return...