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Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Texas ag commissioner grants amnesty to cupcakes in first ‘official act’

In his first official act as Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller granted full amnesty to cupcakes. Miller was seeking to reassure Texas parents that it's legal to bring cupcakes and other treats to school — and that he'll protect that right.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Candidates brace for final showdown in Tuesday’s primaries

Republican turnout in Hays County quadrupled during early voting compared to 2010. Democrats saw a spike in participation, too

Monday, February 24th, 2014

GOP primary turnout on course to nearly quadruple over 2010

Driven by free-for-alls in most statewide races and several heated regional and county contests, voters are beating a path to early voting locations compared to years past.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Audio: Lieutenant governor candidates spar in Dallas debate

The four Republican candidates for lieutenant governor took on end-of-life issues, border security, and of course, each other, in an hour-long Dallas debate.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Audio: Drought could linger for years

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples talked with us about why there is still reason to worry even if rain has plentiful in recent weeks.

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Friedman speaks to Texas State Democrats

Agriculture Commissioner candidate Kinky Friedman spoke at the Texas State College Democrats' first meeting of the spring semester Wednesday only to be interrupted by some unresolved drama within the organization. As Kinky began his speech to the...

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Friedman campaign to stop at Texas State

Campaigning to be the state's Agriculture Commissioner, Kinky Friedman, the iconoclastic author and singer who twice ran for governor, will speak to Texas State University's College Democrats this week.