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Candidates file for county party chairmanship …

In a contested election such as 2022, top-of-the-ballot races receive the attention, but the lower-ballot races, such as for county party chairman, have also drawn candidates.

Delta variant continues to spur COVID-19 case rise, …

The number of new cases of COVID-19 in the state continues to rise steeply, with 125,033 reported in the past week, along with 937 deaths. New cases in Texas were up 27% compared to the previous week …

Capital highlights: Workforce commission announces job …

The Texas Workforce Commission released June employment figures that showed Texas employers added nearly 56,000 jobs in June, while the unemployment rate dropped to 6.5%. “The Texas economy …

Texans testifying on GOP voting bill faced a 17 …

Claudia Torres-Yañez walked into the Texas Capitol at 7:30 a.m. Saturday to testify against Republican efforts to enact new voting restrictions in the state. Fifteen hours later, she was …

"Everything is on the table": Democrats mull options …

Outnumbered and virtually powerless to block conservative priorities they oppose, Democrats in the Texas Legislature say they are keeping their options open as they prepare for a special session that …

With feelings raw over voting bill's demise, Texas …

The Texas Legislature closed out its regular 140-day session Monday with sniping among the state’s top political leaders and lawmakers already well aware they will be back this calendar year …

Republicans and Democrats both want to repeal part of …

Inspired by the example set by former President Donald Trump, who regularly railed against social media companies before they banned him from their platforms, Republicans in Texas have focused their …

Democrats' hopes of flipping Texas again fall short as …

Some thought it might happen as early as 2014 — and then 2016, and, of course, in 2018. When all those elections proved disappointing, Texas Democrats said 2020 would be the year, given …

Federal appeals court temporarily blocks ruling that …

A federal appeals court on Monday put a temporary hold on a lower court’s ruling last week that reinstated the practice of straight-ticket voting, again casting into uncertainty whether Texas …

Houston Republicans sue to limit in-person and …

A litigious conservative activist in Houston, the Harris County Republican party, and a number of Republican officials and candidates are asking the Texas Supreme Court to limit in-person and …

Texas Republicans sue to stop Gov. Greg Abbott's …

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a lawsuit over his extension of early voting for the November election from prominent members of his own party — including state party Chairman Allen West, …

$400 in extra unemployment benefits remain uncertain …

The amount of unemployment benefits coming to Texans remained up in the air Monday as confusion persisted over President Donald Trump’s weekend executive orders designed to provide economic …

A weekend of protest and mourning:

A weekend of protest and mourning: George Floyd’s death spurs demonstrations in Texas cities By Eddie Gaspar, Shelby Tauber, Pu Ying Huang and Miguel Gutierrez Jr., The Texas …

Federal judge says all Texas voters can apply to vote …

Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details. A federal judge opened a path for a massive expansion in absentee voting in Texas by ordering Tuesday that all state voters, …

Capital Highlights: Texas bolsters efforts to reduce …

AUSTIN — Testing, sanitizing and emergency food benefits increased as Texas entered its third month of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement …

Texas Supreme Court puts expansion of voting by mail …

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday temporarily put on hold an expansion of voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. Siding with Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Supreme Court blocked a state …
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