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Monday, October 21st, 2013

Armed protesters rally at Alamo over gun restrictions

More than a thousand people, many sporting rifles and other long guns, turned out at the Alamo on Saturday for a protest over local, state and federal gun restrictions, according to organizers' estimates.

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Kinky Friedman to run for ag commissioner as Democrat

Singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist and former independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman will run for the Democratic nomination to be the state's next agriculture commissioner.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

George P. Bush to raise funds at Dripping Springs reception

Texas Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush will pick Hays County pockets for campaign contributions at a Nov. 1 fundraiser thrown by former County Judge Jim Powers and Hays County Commissioners Will Conley and Mark Jones.

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.

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Prairie View campus gets long-awaited voting location

Students at Prairie View A&M University, the state’s oldest historically black public college, have fought for decades to persuade Waller County to allow a polling place on the campus. Now an unlikely coalition has succeeded, by cobbling...

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Donna Campbell’s (supposed) slap heard ’round the Senate [PRO]

True to form, Campbell was combative and chatty in an interview with the San Marcos Mercury in which she denied ever having slapped her former chief staff.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Q&A: Being DA is ‘not a cakewalk,’ Tibbe says [PRO]

Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe says she will not seek four more years in 2014, preparing instead for the next stage of her career while serving out the last 16 months of her term.

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...

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