Special Election for Texas Senate Seat Turns Nasty

BRENHAM – The mad dash to succeed Comptroller-Elect Glenn Hegar in the Texas Senate has turned quite negative in the final days leading up to this Saturday’s special election. The perceived frontrunner, Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, has sought to create a sense of inevitability through high-profile endorsements and has focused her message on border security. […]

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Texas Education Reforms are Key in Promoting the Middle Skills

Sweeping education reforms passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013 will be a great help to business leaders in Houston as they embark on an unprecedented push to promote “middle skills” jobs. Those are well-paying jobs that, as the Construction Citizen team has been telling you, require more than a high school diploma but less […]

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Late Night Texas Music: Gary P Nunn – London Homesick Blues

I wanna go home with the armadillo, too …

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Tea Partiers Divided After Tarrant County Republican Slams Scott Turner

Note: This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  DALLAS – It may have been the hope of some Tea Party leaders here in North Texas that the headlines this week would read something like “Conservatives Unite Against Joe Straus,” but it hasn’t quite […]

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Late Night Texas Music: Cory Morrow – Good Intentions

Still up working tonight. This is one I can sing along to. Not very well, but whatever.

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Breaking Down the Election on WFAA

The way some of the down-ballot races in Texas played out this past week put a fine point on just how powerful a wave the GOP was riding heading into Tuesday’s election. Not only did Republicans sweep every statewide race, which was expected, but their margin of victory was way higher than even the party’s […]

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Late Night Texas Music: Steve Earle – Ft. Worth Blues

Something slow and nostalgic on a Saturday night. I must be channeling my former country disc jockey self…

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Houston Up For Grabs in the Race for Governor?

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government. As I’ve said from time to time: If Texas is a battleground, Harris County is ground zero. Perhaps never before has that seemed so true. Conservative activists, including the local GOP’s new and old leadership, […]

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Texas Ethics Commission Votes to Close “Dangerous Loophole” in Elections

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Setting things up for what could very well be another throwdown in The Legislature next year over so-called “dark money” in elections, the Texas Ethics Commission on Wednesday voted to adopt a rule that requires […]

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Texas Voters to Decide on Taking a Step Forward for Road Construction

Note: This story originally appeared on Construction Citizen. Texas is an economic engine unlike any other, but there are things that could put the brakes on our dynamic growth. Congested highways and the unreasonably long commutes that go along with them have the potential to slow commerce in a way that promises to be detrimental […]

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