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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.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Rick Green falls short in second bid for Texas Supreme Court justice

Former State Rep. Rick Green (R-Dripping Springs) lost a second close bid for a place on the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, winning just under 48 percent against incumbent Paul Green (R-San Antonio).

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Texas GOP rejects secession ballot proposal

State GOP leaders, including two representatives from Hays County, have defeated a proposal to ask Texas voters whether they favor secession.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Abbott’s trip shows shifting politics of U.S.-Cuba relations

Gov. Greg Abbott's upcoming trip to Cuba comes as the politics surrounding the United States' relationship with the country appears to be shifting, even within Abbott's own party.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Nationalist group wants Texas secession on GOP primary ballot

Texas already seceded once — in 1861. But the Texas Nationalist Movement wants a repeat a century and a half later, and thinks the March GOP primary is the place to start.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Lamar Smith among Texas GOP congressmen expecting a Tea Party challenger in 2016

Mark one potential challenger off the list: State Sen. Donna Campbell says she’s not interested in the veteran San Antonio lawmaker’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Straus re-elected speaker by acclamation

After the last of his challengers dropped out Tuesday, San Antonio Republican Joe Straus was elected to a third term as speaker of the Texas House. State Rep. Jason Isaac was among those who delivered a nominating...

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Video: Rick Perry speech at Texas GOP convention

Courtesy of our friends at YNN Austin, full video of Gov. Rick Perry's speech Thursday morning at the state Republican Party convention in Fort Worth

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Audio: Ron Paul still pushing to win Texas

Ron Paul hasn't won a single state in the 2012 Republican primary season. And yet Thursday's rally in the shadow of the LBJ Library at the University of Texas rivaled any crowds Mitt Romney or President Obama...

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Texas GOP pursuing presidential debate

The Republican Party of Texas is making plans to host a presidential debate in Texas before the May 29 primaries.

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