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Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment claims
 U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold said Thursday he won’t seek re-election, a week after a House committee opened an investigation into sexual harassment claims by a former aide and days after fresh allegations of lewd comments to another former aide. Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, whose district includes parts of Bastrop and Caldwell counties...

9:34 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold said Thursday he won’t seek re-election, a week after a House committee opened an investigation into sexual harassment claims by a former aide and days after fresh allegations of lewd comments to another former aide. Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, whose district includes parts of Bastrop and Caldwell counties...
Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election amid harassment claims
 U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold announced he won’t seek re-election, less than a week after a House committee opened an investigation into sexual harassment claims from a former aide.

3:46 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold announced he won’t seek re-election, less than a week after a House committee opened an investigation into sexual harassment claims from a former aide.
Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment claims
 U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold said Thursday he won’t seek re-election, a week after a House committee opened an investigation into sexual harassment claims from a former aide. Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, made the announcement Thursday morning in a video statement on his campaign Facebook page. He said the harassment charges that...

3:26 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold said Thursday he won’t seek re-election, a week after a House committee opened an investigation into sexual harassment claims from a former aide. Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, made the announcement Thursday morning in a video statement on his campaign Facebook page. He said the harassment charges that...
The Texas primaries are 3 months away. Here are 5 races to watch.
 The deadline for candidates to file for the March primaries was Monday. Here are five races to watch: 1.
            Democratic race for governor: Lupe Valdez, the 13-year Dallas County sheriff, has the backing of the Democratic Party establishment. But she has little statewide name recognition and isn’t the high-profile candidate Democrats...

11:15 PM Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

The deadline for candidates to file for the March primaries was Monday. Here are five races to watch: 1. Democratic race for governor: Lupe Valdez, the 13-year Dallas County sheriff, has the backing of the Democratic Party establishment. But she has little statewide name recognition and isn’t the high-profile candidate Democrats...
Jerry Patterson to challenge George P. Bush for land commissioner
 Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says he wants his old job back. Patterson, who served three terms as land commissioner before running fourth in a four-way Republican primary contest for lieutenant governor in 2014, said Friday he will challenge one-term Land Commissioner George P. Bush in the March GOP primary. Over the past...

5:55 PM Friday, Dec. 08, 2017

Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says he wants his old job back. Patterson, who served three terms as land commissioner before running fourth in a four-way Republican primary contest for lieutenant governor in 2014, said Friday he will challenge one-term Land Commissioner George P. Bush in the March GOP primary. Over the past...
Melania Trump, Karen Pence to visit hurricane-battered South Texas
 First lady Melania Trump and Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, are scheduled to travel to South Texas Wednesday to “continue their efforts in assisting those affected by this year’s devastating hurricane season,” according to a White House news release. Trump and Pence will meet with first responders in...

12:05 AM Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017

First lady Melania Trump and Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, are scheduled to travel to South Texas Wednesday to “continue their efforts in assisting those affected by this year’s devastating hurricane season,” according to a White House news release. Trump and Pence will meet with first responders in...
Melania Trump, Karen Pence to visit hurricane-battered South Texas
 First lady Melania Trump and Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, are scheduled to travel to South Texas Wednesday to “continue their efforts in assisting those affected by this year’s devastating hurricane season,” according to a White House news release. They will meet with first responders in Corpus Christi...

8:56 PM Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017

First lady Melania Trump and Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, are scheduled to travel to South Texas Wednesday to “continue their efforts in assisting those affected by this year’s devastating hurricane season,” according to a White House news release. They will meet with first responders in Corpus Christi...
TX Congressman Joe Barton won’t seek re-election after sexting photo goes viral
 U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, said Thursday he will not seek re-election, after a sexual image of himself he shared was made public last week. North Texas Republicans called for Barton to drop out of the race this week, following new revelations, published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Tuesday, that he sent private messages with sexual...

4:15 AM Friday, Dec. 01, 2017

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, said Thursday he will not seek re-election, after a sexual image of himself he shared was made public last week. North Texas Republicans called for Barton to drop out of the race this week, following new revelations, published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Tuesday, that he sent private messages with sexual...
Texas congressman not seeking re-election after lewd photo made public
 U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, said Thursday he will not seek re-election, after a sexual image of himself he shared was made public last week. North Texas Republicans have called for Barton to drop out of the race this week, following new revelations, published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Tuesday, that he sent private messages with sexual...

5:14 PM Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, said Thursday he will not seek re-election, after a sexual image of himself he shared was made public last week. North Texas Republicans have called for Barton to drop out of the race this week, following new revelations, published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Tuesday, that he sent private messages with sexual...
Reports: Angela Paxton, Ken Paxton’s wife, mulling state Senate run
 Angela Paxton, wife of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, is considering running for the Texas Senate next year, according to multiple reports. Paxton is eyeing a North Texas district represented by state Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, who is expected to run for Congress. Ken Paxton represented the district for two years. Angela Paxton is a guidance...

8:27 PM Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

Angela Paxton, wife of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, is considering running for the Texas Senate next year, according to multiple reports. Paxton is eyeing a North Texas district represented by state Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, who is expected to run for Congress. Ken Paxton represented the district for two years. Angela Paxton is a guidance...
Austin lawmaker blasts Dan Patrick over his immigrant deaths comment
 State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, excoriated Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Monday after he linked “sanctuary city” policies with the deaths of 10 people in a trailer in San Antonio. “I hope that Lt. Gov. Patrick puts people first in his future public statements,” Rogriguez said in a statement. “Because when 10 people...

7:45 PM Monday, Jul. 24, 2017

State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, excoriated Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Monday after he linked “sanctuary city” policies with the deaths of 10 people in a trailer in San Antonio. “I hope that Lt. Gov. Patrick puts people first in his future public statements,” Rogriguez said in a statement. “Because when 10 people...
Will Trump build a 2,000-mile border wall? Turns out, maybe not
 Candidate Donald Trump promised a “big, beautiful wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump has repeated that pledge. Trump’s border security executive order signed five days after he took office calls for “a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous, and impassable physical barrier.&rdquo...

4:56 PM Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017

Candidate Donald Trump promised a “big, beautiful wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump has repeated that pledge. Trump’s border security executive order signed five days after he took office calls for “a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous, and impassable physical barrier.&rdquo...
Will Trump build a 2,000-mile border wall? Turns out, maybe not
 Candidate Donald Trump promised a “big, beautiful wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump has repeated that pledge. Trump’s border security executive order signed five days after he took office calls for “a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous, and impassable physical barrier.&rdquo...

3:31 PM Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017

Candidate Donald Trump promised a “big, beautiful wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump has repeated that pledge. Trump’s border security executive order signed five days after he took office calls for “a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous, and impassable physical barrier.&rdquo...
Mexican woman sentenced to 8 years for voter fraud in Tarrant County
 A Mexican woman was sentenced by a Tarrant County jury to eight years in prison and fined $5,000 for illegally voting, according to a release from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Rosa Maria Ortega falsely claimed U.S. citizenship on a voter registration form in Dallas County and cast ballots five times between 2004 and 2014, according...

5:53 PM Thursday, Feb. 09, 2017

A Mexican woman was sentenced by a Tarrant County jury to eight years in prison and fined $5,000 for illegally voting, according to a release from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Rosa Maria Ortega falsely claimed U.S. citizenship on a voter registration form in Dallas County and cast ballots five times between 2004 and 2014, according...
Texas Republicans at odds over immigrant tuition law
 House Speaker Joe Straus said he sees no need to change a 15-year-old state law that allows some unauthorized immigrants to receive in-state tuition at the state’s public universities, drawing another contrast with the more conservative leadership of the state Senate. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has said he opposes the law that allows Texas...

3:15 PM Thursday, Jan. 05, 2017

House Speaker Joe Straus said he sees no need to change a 15-year-old state law that allows some unauthorized immigrants to receive in-state tuition at the state’s public universities, drawing another contrast with the more conservative leadership of the state Senate. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has said he opposes the law that allows Texas...
Michael McCaul: We will build a wall and Mexico will pay for it
 Since his election, Donald Trump has seemingly softened his stance on building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that parts of it could be a fence. He also hasn’t spoken lately about Mexico paying for a wall, a line that drew huge applause during his campaign rallies. But U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, who is in the running...

5:54 PM Monday, Dec. 05, 2016

Since his election, Donald Trump has seemingly softened his stance on building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that parts of it could be a fence. He also hasn’t spoken lately about Mexico paying for a wall, a line that drew huge applause during his campaign rallies. But U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, who is in the running...
Michael McCaul: We will build a wall and Mexico will pay for it
 Since his election, Donald Trump has seemingly softened his stance on building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that parts of it could be a fence. He also hasn’t spoken lately about Mexico paying for a wall, a line that drew huge applause during his campaign rallies. But U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, who is in the running...

4:54 PM Monday, Dec. 05, 2016

Since his election, Donald Trump has seemingly softened his stance on building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that parts of it could be a fence. He also hasn’t spoken lately about Mexico paying for a wall, a line that drew huge applause during his campaign rallies. But U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, who is in the running...
Has Ted Cruz drawn another election opponent?
 U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, told the Texas Tribune Friday morning he’s considering running for U.S. Senate in 2018 or 2020. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz would be up for re-election in two years. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn would be up for re-election in 2020. U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio, said this summer he was considered...

4:00 PM Friday, Nov. 04, 2016

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, told the Texas Tribune Friday morning he’s considering running for U.S. Senate in 2018 or 2020. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz would be up for re-election in two years. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn would be up for re-election in 2020. U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio, said this summer he was considered...
Has Ted Cruz drawn another election opponent?
 U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, told the Texas Tribune Friday morning he’s considering running for U.S. Senate in 2018 or 2020. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz would be up for re-election in two years. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn would be up for re-election in 2020. U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio, said this summer he was considered...

3:00 PM Friday, Nov. 04, 2016

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, told the Texas Tribune Friday morning he’s considering running for U.S. Senate in 2018 or 2020. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz would be up for re-election in two years. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn would be up for re-election in 2020. U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio, said this summer he was considered...
Michael McCaul: Hillary Clinton committed treason
 U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, said Thursday morning that Hillary Clinton had committed treason, following a Fox News report that the Democratic presidential nominee’s private e-mail server had been hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, citing unnamed FBI sources. The charge follows heated rhetoric from McCaul...

3:46 PM Thursday, Nov. 03, 2016

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, said Thursday morning that Hillary Clinton had committed treason, following a Fox News report that the Democratic presidential nominee’s private e-mail server had been hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, citing unnamed FBI sources. The charge follows heated rhetoric from McCaul...
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