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Voting Begins in a Month. Here’s What Is at Stake in Texas.

In an election that will chart the state’s political future for a generation, Democrats are waging an unprecedented offensive against embattled Republicans.

In late November 2018, just weeks after U.S. Senator Ted Cruz eked out a win against Democratic phenom Beto O’Rourke, Texas’ senior U.S. Senator John Cornyn...Read More

The Republican Party of Texas hosted its 2018 convention in San Antonio. Photo credit: Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune by

Doctors Reverse Course, Say Texas GOP Should Cancel In-Person Convention

One day after The Texas Tribune reported that the Texas Medical Association was a sponsor for the indoor convention that is expected to draw 6,000 people, the doctors' group announced it was calling on organizers to cancel.

This article was originally published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans—and engages with them—about publ...Read More

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The Next Census Could Determine the Future of Port Arthur

If a city’s population drops below 50,000, it’s no longer considered an urban area. This different designation means it could lose some of the federal dollars directed toward larger metropolitan areas.

The 2020 census will almost certainly reshape the face of politics and power in Texas. State legislative districts, as well as their congressional counterparts,...Read More

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