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A person holds a sign as others belonging to the Tea Party movement rally at the Texas state capitol. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Tea Party Candidates Fare Well In Texas Elections

While Tea Party candidates have not fared well against traditional Republicans in some states, they have apparently gained a foothold in Texas.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

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)

Early Voting For Texas Runoffs Nears End

Texans have one final day to vote early for next Tuesday’s primary runoff election. Early voting ends on Friday. Texans were able to begin voting early on Monday.

05/23/2014

A voter cast her ballot. (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Early Voting Starts For Texas Runoff Elections

Texans have another chance to decide who will help lead the state’s government. Early voting begins on Monday for the May 27 primary runoff election.

05/19/2014

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Frisco ISD Easily Passes $775M Bond

By a better than three to one margin, voters in the Frisco ISD passed a $775-million school bond.

05/11/2014

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Planned Parenthood Eyes Texas Political Race

The advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood launched a new political action fund Thursday to influence this year’s election in Texas, hoping to build on its success shaping the Virginia governor’s race.

03/20/2014

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

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County Websites Cause Some North Texas Voter Frustration

On this primary Election Day some voter struggles began before individuals even arrived to cast their ballots. A number of people in Dallas and Denton County found themselves searching for their designated polling place, after struggling with election websites.

CBSDFW.COM–03/04/2014

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North Texas Ice Storm Creates Headaches For Elections Judges

The latest ice storm may have cleared, but it sparked a little drama just in time for Tuesday’s primary election.

CBS 11–03/03/2014

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Registration Deadline Monday For Texas Primaries

Secretary of State Nandita Berry says the deadline is Monday to register for the March 4 Democratic and Republican primaries.

02/03/2014

A voter cast her ballot. (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Elections Office Sends Out Notice Of ‘Similar Name’ Problems

What’s in a name? If you’re registered to vote in Texas, there may be a problem in the details. Some North Texans were surprised when they received letters outlining problems with their names.

CBSDFW.COM–01/28/2014

Voters go to the polls. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Group: Texas Passive On Voter Turnout

Civil rights activists accused Texas officials Monday of not enforcing laws designed to drive voter turnout.

12/16/2013

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Texas Voter ID Case Gets September 2014 Trial Date

A federal judge has set a September 2014 trial date for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Texas’ Voter ID — just ahead of a pivotal general election.

11/15/2013

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