Voters do not see the necessity of a college education as strongly as they did four years ago, and they are open to a range of potentially major changes in public education, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. But the overall support hides some strong partisan disagreements over which proposals are best.
Republican primary voters have already decided one thing for the rest of the state's citizens: The Texas Senate that takes office in January will be more conservative than its predecessor.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst reiterated Monday that his campaign was not responsible for the release of GOP runoff opponent Dan Patrick’s medical records, though he stopped short of saying the information was irrelevant.
Early voting will be at the Santa Fe Building at 900 S. Polk from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 19-23.
The election year doesn't end until the first Tuesday in November, but in the Texas Legislature, most of the competition is over, and lawmakers can dig into issues otherwise too dangerous for political season.
Morgan Meyer and Chart Westcott are battling for an open Dallas County House seat in an urban Republican district where the pockets are deep, the endorsers are famous and the Tea Party is relatively weak.
In the May 27 Democratic runoff for House District 105, two lawyers from Irving are contending for the chance to take on a former Republican former state legislator.
Kinky Friedman has injected some star power into the race for agriculture commissioner, but he and his Democratic primary opponent, Jim Hogan, have been largely rejected by state party leaders.
Prominent Texas Democrats are backing David Alameel in a primary runoff for U.S. Senate. His opponent, Kesha Rogers, supports impeaching President Obama and argues that state party leaders are out of touch with their voters.
Republicans Mike Schofield and Ann Hodge are speeding toward a May 27 runoff for House District 132, the Houston-area seat that state Rep. Bill Callegari is vacating after serving seven terms in the lower chamber.
The campaign of attorney general candidate Ken Paxton is "reviewing and researching" its disclosure obligations in the wake of a Tribune investigation into his work as an investment adviser representative and other business relationships.
At the Texas State Teachers Association’s convention in San Marcos on Saturday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis accused her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, of retreating from his early education policy proposal.
Oklahoma's primary election is set for June 24th.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis highlighted her efforts to mobilize Texas voters at volunteer summit in Austin on Saturday.
Davis is stopping in Amarillo today from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Fernando's Mexican Restaurant.
In his first run for public office, Malachi Boyuls encountered a big state, a crowded ballot and some difficulty with names — both his own and that of the office he sought.
18 candidates were on hand to talk with voters.
Texas voters don't like property taxes, and Republican Glenn Hegar has said he favors eliminating them. His opponent in the comptroller's race, Mike Collier, is talking up the likely result: a huge increase in sales tax.
With the Texas governor's race in full general election mode, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis and her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, sparred on Tuesday over fair pay for women and ethics.
Clovis criminal trial attorney Jennifer Burrill recently announced her candidacy for the Ninth Judicial District Attorney for Curry and Roosevelt Counties.
Democrat Wendy Davis said last summer that she would quit doing private legal work for her public sector clients if she ran for governor. But months after she kicked off her campaign, the Fort Worth senator continues to represent them.
Officials say Tuesday's election proceeded smoothly despite controversy surrounding the newly implemented voter ID law, but some worry that could change in coming elections with increased voter turnout.
Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns announced on Wednesday that he will not run to succeed Wendy Davis
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Candidate for Texas Governor and current Attorney General, Greg Abbott will visit Amarillo Wednesday for a meet and greet.
New Voter ID Law
While most of the focus on the recently implemented Texas voter ID law has been related to allegations of racial discrimination, some online reports have recently raised concerns that the law could disenfranchise a different demographic: people who have legally changed their names, particularly women. But election officials say the concerns are unwarranted.
AMARILLO -- You can cast your ballot a little early for this year's election. Early voting starts next Monday. It ends November 1.
The district says it plans to use the extra $124,000 to upgrade technology and make improvements to the roof and to the air conditioning system.
The increased tax rate will generate about $124,000 for the district.
According to the firm, the city's election system is preventing Hispanics from electing their preferred candidates.
The $38-million sports complex includes baseball and softball fields, soccer fields and an aquatic center.
More than 66-percent of voters turned down the bond that would have built a new jail facility somewhere other than downtown Clovis.
Early voting for that bond election ends today at 5 p.m.
Long lines and close polls show promise of a long election night.