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Texas Take

Jul 12, 2018

Call this the week of fights.

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, is raking in loads of campaign cash in his bid to unseat incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, raising more than all the other Democrats running for statewide office combined.

Moves by Austin and San Antonio to mandate paid sick-leave for businesses...


Jul 6, 2018

On Thursday, July 12 at 2PM, join the Texas Take hosts Mike Ward of the Houston Chronicle, Scott Braddock, editor of the Quorum Report and Texas Public Radio's Ryan Poppe for a Facebook Live Q&A followed by the recording of Ep100. Get your questions in now — @ChronicleMike, @scottbraddock and @RyanPoppe1 — or...


Jun 29, 2018

This week's hodgepodge of Texas political news includes Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's legal troubles and his fight with the Fort Worth School District over sex ed curriculum. There are also special elections playing out across the state to replace "disgraced" politicians, namely former Sen. Carlos Uresti...


Jun 23, 2018

The Texas Democratic Party met in Fort Worth this weekend to hammer out their platform and celebrate their slate of candidates for the fall.
The crowd in the convention hall was on their feet for big Democratic stars like Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro, as well as the party's nominees for governor and lieutenant...


Jun 7, 2018

President Trump thinks Texas sightseers were the reason that thousands of Coast Guard rescues, but chagrined Houston officials have another thought: Next storm, we’ll push Trump out into Galveston Bay in a small boat to watch the storm blow in. Republicans are feuding as they head into their state convention and...