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Texas Take

Nov 16, 2018

The race for Texas House Speaker was declared over this week by Rep. Dennis Bonnen, who provided a list of 109 pledges to his candidacy. He only needed 76 votes of House members to get the job, but Republicans and Democrats came together in a unique way to put him on track for election as the chamber's presiding officer...


Nov 8, 2018

The historic 2018 Texas election is in the books and even though some of the dust has yet to settle -- the vote counting continues in a few races -- there is plenty to be said for what it all means.

The race between Sen. Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke was so competitive that it drove Democrats to victories down the ballot...


Nov 1, 2018

President Trump this week ratcheted up his rhetoric on illegal immigration, threatening to send as many as 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border in response to a caravan of people traveling north from Central America. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has fully embraced the president's argument along with other Republicans who say...


Oct 26, 2018

President Donald Trump arrived in Houston this week to a warm welcome at a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz as Texas' junior senator fends off a spirited and well-funded challenge by Rep. Beto O'Rourke.

Plus, Ryan Poppe has an in-depth report on the race for Congressional District 23, where Gina Ortiz Jones is...


Oct 18, 2018

Sen. Ted Cruz is getting backup from President Trump on Monday when he comes to Houston to rally for the senator fending off a challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke.

Trump's theme at campaign rallies around the nation has been that a vote for the candidate he supports equates to a vote for him. Will such a...