Texas 2018 midterm election results

On Tuesday, Texas voters decided who will represent the state in the first national election of the Donald Trump era. Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke fell to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in a U.S. Senate race that has garnered national ...

Texas Dems hoped for historic wins in 2018: What they got instead was hope for 2020

Texas Democrats on Tuesday came closer than they have in two decades. But the “blue wave” many had hoped for failed to crest over the state.

Why the candidates are arguing more about health care than Trump in Texas’ top races for Congress

The focus is not on President Donald Trump or whatever is on cable news on a given day – health care is the dominant issue in Texas’ most competitive congressional races.

Avoiding problems with straight-ticket voting in Texas

Hey, Texplainer: I’m hearing reports of voting machines changing the selections of some straight-ticket voters. What gives?

Colorado voters to consider banning slavery

Freedom is on the ballot in Colorado this November.

The importance of midterm elections

Next month’s fast-approaching midterm elections count as one of the most consequential in a lifetime, according to political scholar Norman Ornstein. With that in mind, AARP launched a campaign titled, “Be the Difference. Vote!”

Study reveals government-supported race discrimination suppressing Black homeownership

Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, 2018 State of Housing in Black America report commissioned by NAREB, now reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across ...

Around the State

Spay Neuter Network’s SAVE Dallas! will provide pet services at no cost to 23 zip codes in the city. The three-year initiative is dedicated to serving southern Dallas pet owners by issuing free spay or neuter surgery

Study: Houston needs $2 billion more Fed funds

An estimated 130,000 Houstonians affected by Hurricane Harvey were overlooked in the city’s original housing needs assessment, according to the Houston Housing and Community Development Department.

Obama includes 11 Texas candidates in midterm endorsements

President Barack Obama issued a second round of midterm endorsements, lending his name in support of 260 Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House, and state legislature.

Nobel Peace Prize jointly awarded to bring awareness to sexual violence

Dr. Denis Mukwege, a surgeon in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, were both presented the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to help female victims of sex crimes.

Remembering Zebedee ‘Zeb’ Strong: Founder of the Arlington African American Chamber of Commerce, the Arlington NAACP

There are times when the life of a man is so layered and impactful that only the simplest of statements can be the fairest assessment of that individual in an unexpected moment of loss. And so it was upon the ...

Political spam: Is there a way to make it stop?

With the 2018 general election just a few months away, many local, statewide and congressional candidates are looking for ways to leave lasting impressions on Texas voters. Texting and emailing has proven to be one of the more modern – ...

The Abbott, Valdez debate over arming teachers, Harvey recovery in debate

Lupe Valdez, the Democratic nominee for governor, swung away at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in their first and only debate the evening of Sept.28, while Abbott largely ignored her and defended his first term.

O’Rourke holds his own against Cruz in first debate

In their first Texas Senate debate at Southern Methodist University held Friday evening, Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke squared off on a range of hot-button issues from immigration and health care to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh ...