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2016 presidential election

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

How Ted Cruz crashed Donald Trump’s convention (with video)

As it became apparent Ted Cruz would not endorse Donald Trump, the crowd inside the Quicken Loans Arena reacted with increasing anger, and Cruz left the stage to thundering boos.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Competitive races drawing relative crowds to Hays County polls

More than 2,700 people cast ballots this week during the first three days of early primary voting in Hays County. Turnout has been strong so far for both major political parties, but local Democrats, in particular, are...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Cruz, Trump vitriol hits new high as Texas primary draws closer

The feud between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump soared to new heights Monday as the billionaire and the U.S. senator from Texas traded accusations of dishonesty and desperation. "Ted Cruz is a totally unstable individual," Trump said....

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Texans come to grips with Trump’s frontrunner status

Bombastic billionaire Donald Trump rallied thousands Monday in Dallas with a message that Texas Republicans are beginning to take seriously: “I'm not going anywhere.”

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