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Kinky Friedman (credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

Friedman, Hogan Face Runoff For Ag Commissioner

Jim Hogan and Kinky Friedman will face each other in a Democratic runoff for Texas agriculture commissioner. The two men received the most votes, but neither got more than 50 percent in the three-way race with Hugh Fitzsimmons.

03/04/2014

Kinky Friedman (credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

Kinky Friedman To Run For Texas Agriculture Commissioner

Humorist and erstwhile politician Kinky Friedman says he’s going to run for Texas agriculture commissioner as a Democrat.

10/15/2013

A stalk of wheat lies on dry, cracked soil. (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

State Announces Online ‘Water Source’ Drought Tool

Texans still recovering from the devastating 2011 drought have an online tool for information on water supplies and disaster assistance.

06/11/2013

Cattle use a tree for shade as temperatures rose above 100 degrees in a Texas pasture. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Drought Hurting Farmers & Economies

The Texas drought is having a big impact on the people who grow the food we eat. Crop losses across the state have not only hurt farmers but also had a negative ripple effect far beyond the farm.

08/04/2011

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Staples Taps Ryan In Bid For Lieutenant Governor

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has Nolan Ryan in his bullpen as he announces he’s forming an exploratory committee for a run for lieutenant governor in 2014.

04/07/2011