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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 …

"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 …

The history of Flag Day

It’s summertime in Texas, a season saturated with patriotic pride. We observed Memorial Day in May, honoring those in uniform who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our …

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 …

Early voting can start Oct. 13 as scheduled, Texas …

Early voting in Texas can begin Oct. 13, following the timeline the governor laid out months ago, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, rejecting a request from several top Texas Republicans to …

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 …

$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 …

Despite promising to step aside after racist Facebook …

Keith Nielsen has taken office as the chairman of the Harris County GOP, despite saying he would not do so earlier this summer after facing backlash to an image he posted on Facebook juxtaposing a …

"I truly thought last Friday was gonna be my last," …

State Rep. Tony Tinderholt was hospitalized last week after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the lawmaker confirmed Friday to The Texas Tribune, marking the first known case involving a …

Texas GOP postpones convention a day due to technical …

The Texas Republican Party has postponed its state convention by a day to give itself more time to figure out technical issues that plagued the virtual gathering Thursday. After a nearly four-hour …

Ector County GOP censures Abbott, Perry calls for …

The Ector County Republican Party voted July 4 to censure Gov. Greg Abbott, accusing him of overstepping his authority in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, while state Sen. Charles Perry, …

Texas GOP will proceed with in-person state convention …

The Texas GOP's executive committee voted Thursday night to proceed with plans to hold the party’s in-person convention in Houston later this month. The State Republican Executive Committee, …

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 …

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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