Elections

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Early Voting Begins Amid ID Controversy

Election Day is still around two weeks away, but you do not have to wait to cast your ballot. Early voting begins on Monday across Texas, and you will need your ID to vote.

10/20/2014

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas GOP Closing In On Another Election Day Sweep

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest shake up of Texas politics in decades is two weeks away. As early voting begins Monday, little has changed since campaigns launched a year ago: Republican Attorney General Greg […]

10/19/2014

Palo Pinto County election volunteers check-in a registered voter at the Palo Pinto County 4-H Building on November 4, 2008 in Palo Pinto, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Voter ID Opponents Say Law Will Confuse

Minority rights groups are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that keeping tough new Texas voter ID requirements in place for the upcoming elections will lead to confusion.

10/15/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) speaks at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Reports $5.7 Million In Campaign Cash

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis reported that she has $5.7 million in campaign cash left — about five times less than her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott.

10/07/2014

Greg Abbott-Wendy Davis

Final Debate For Gubernatorial Candidates

Democrat Wendy Davis has one last debate with Republican Greg Abbott to try to narrow the gap in the Texas governor’s race.

09/30/2014

Texas State Capitol

Lt. Governor Nominees Set To Debate

Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte, the state senators vying to be the next lieutenant governor of Texas, are squaring off in their only scheduled debate on Monday night.

09/29/2014

A teacher takes questions from his class. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

Davis & Abbott To Address Texas Educators

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis will address the joint convention of the Texas Association of School Boards and Texas Association of School Administrators in Dallas.

09/26/2014

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Court Challenge To Voter ID Law Nears End

A federal judge will hear closing arguments on tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law.

09/22/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) speaks at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Wants $10 Minimum Wage In Texas

A call by Wendy Davis to raise the Texas minimum wage to $10 an hour, as protesters nationwide demand better pay for fast food workers, is drawing criticism from business leaders.

09/05/2014

Palo Pinto County election volunteers check-in a registered voter at the Palo Pinto County 4-H Building on November 4, 2008 in Palo Pinto, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Trial Begins Over Tough Texas Voter ID Law

The Justice Department goes to federal court in South Texas to seek the dismantling of the Texas voter ID law, which ranks among the most stringent in the nation.

09/02/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry  (credit: Getty Images)

Perry Says Republican Congress Is Key

Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it is important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country’s immigration problem.

08/28/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy David speaks at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Spends $4 Million On Attack Ads

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis spent about $4 million in August to attack Republican opponent Greg Abbott in television ads airing across Texas.

08/26/2014

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