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2018 Texas Primaries Live Coverage

Scroll down for the most recent update. 6:00 p.m. – Kicking off the night. With an hour until the polls close and early voting totals are released, we’re hunkering down in Austin for a night of election results. We’ll be … Read More

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What We’re Watching: Primaries 2018

What We’re Watching in the 2018 Texas Primaries With Democratic turnout crushing early voting records in the 15 biggest counties, jam-packed races for seats left open by several retiring Republicans and backlash to Trump fueling progressive victories in other states, … Read More

Human Rights

‘Just Like Every Other Kid’

Under attack from Texas politicians, trans kids and their parents talk back.

Meet five Texas families who say they're tired of Dan Patrick, Ken Paxton and other Texas lawmakers targeting their transgender children for harassment. Read More

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The 2016 Texas Primary Play-by-Play

In case you missed it, and possibly you should be glad you did, here's what happened in Texas on Super Tuesday.

In case you missed it, and possibly you should be glad you did, here's what happened in Texas on Super Tuesday. Read More

LGBT Rights

Gay Marriage Arrives in Texas

In a landmark victory for marriage equality, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against statewide bans on same-sex marriage, granting gay and lesbian couples in Texas the right to legally marry. Read More

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