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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Commentary: Wendy Davis is no Ann Richards

Nor is Greg Abbott the second coming of Clayton Williams. Comparisons between the future and the past are bound to go awry, ROSS RAMSEY writes, because 1990 was about personality and 2013 is about politics.

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

In San Marcos, Greg Abbott says he’s not worried about Wendy Davis

Campaigning in San Marcos on Saturday, Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbot fired up the Republican-leaning crowd with a stemwinder about growing the economy, improving public education and — of course — suing the federal...

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

San Marcos police probe P&Z meetings with developer

Writing a new chapter in the ongoing tale of Darren Casey’s miscarried Sessom Drive dream, the San Marcos Police Department is investigating whether planning and zoning commissioners violated the Texas Open Meetings Act when they met individually...

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Video: Comparing Davis’ and Abbott’s announcement speeches

Now that both Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, have launched their respective bids for governor, here's a look back at the party front-runners' full announcement speeches.

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Morales wants AG to examine sealed tobacco lawsuit docs

Former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales wants the state to reopen the tobacco litigation that ended his public career and landed him in federal prison, saying the state might be entitled to some of the billions of...

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Greg Abbott launches campaign for governor

With his wife and daughter standing near, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott kicked off his campaign for governor Sunday in San Antonio’s sun-drenched La Villita plaza, where he promised to fight for a Texas of "boundless opportunity...

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Sex offender nabbed four days after parole

Just four days after being released on parole, a Hays County woman is back in jail after allegedly contacting the victim of the crime she was sentenced to ten years in prison for.

Monday, November 19th, 2012

What if Bush leapfrogged other Texas Republicans?

If you are, like many political journalists, a fight promoter at heart, you can make out faint rumblings about something bigger. What if George P. Bush wanted to run for governor in 2014?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Trafficking crimes tough to measure, harder to combat

Although lawmakers and advocates have long agreed that Texas is a national center of human trafficking, they are still trying to figure out what to do about it.

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Commentary: Buda’s Glickler honored for defending nurses

Texas Attorney General GREG ABBOTT writes about Buda resident David Glickler's prosecution of a politically powerful doctor in Winkler County and his cronies for retaliating against two whistleblower nurses.

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