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  1. Amazon picks Crystal City and New York for HQ2, snubbing TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    Amazon announced Tuesday morning that it will build its second and third headquarters in New York and Crystal City, Virginia - a blow to Texas, a state fiercely proud of its business-friendly reputation that boasted two cities on the tech giant's short list of 20 potential picks. Since September 2017, when the tech giant announced it was searching for a home for its "HQ2" - a multi-billion dollar capital investment expected to create as many as 50,000 new jobs - Texas pledged to compete aggressively, and some cities went "all-in" on the wooing efforts.

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  2. From staying out to declaring victory, how Dennis Bonnen ended the speaker's race in a weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Texas Tribune

    The Republican from Angleton wasn't even a candidate a month ago. Now he says he has north of 100 votes - more than enough to win the gavel.

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  3. Four Price drops bid for Texas House speaker, endorses Dennis BonnenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | Texas Tribune

    Four Price is the second Republican to drop a bid for Texas House speaker. There are now six contenders vying for the top leadership slot in the lower chamber.

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  4. How election night may have shifted the Texas House speaker's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | Texas Tribune

    Democrats, who picked up 12 state House seats, are more confident they'll have a stronger hand in electing the next leader - an outlook that even some Republicans privately agree with. The House Chamber at the Texas Capitol on August 16, 2017, the morning after the end of the special session.

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  5. Texas Democrats' biggest win on election night may have been the courtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | Texas Tribune

    But in the sleepiest branch of government - the judiciary - Texas Democrats cleaned up on Election Day, flipping the four influential state appeals courts that serve Austin, Houston and Dallas. Democrats now hold majorities on seven of the state's 14 appeals courts.

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  6. Texas House Speaker Joe Straus: Texas and the Republican Party are "moving in opposite directions"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | Texas Tribune

    Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith records an interview for a Texas Tribune podcast with Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, in the Speaker's office at the State Capitol in Austin on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Editor's note: Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith's new podcast, Point of Order, will air routinely during the Texas legislative session, which begins in January.

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  7. Look up Texas midterm turnout in your county against historic numbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | Texas Tribune

    The turnout on Election Day and two weeks of early voting before that eclipsed voter fervor in 2010 - the year when the Tea Party exploded onto the state and national scenes and handed Republicans massive victories. This year's turnout looked more like the interest Texas voters show in presidential elections.

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  8. Watch a special taping of our post-election TribCastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | Texas Tribune

    Watch The Texas Tribune's Emily Ramshaw , Evan Smith , Patrick Svitek and Ross Ramsey discuss the results of the Nov. 6 midterm elections and what they mean for the future of Texas with two special guests: state Reps. Celia Israel and Larry Gonzales .

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  9. Watch Texas midterm election results roll in with The Texas Tribune and KXANRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | Texas Tribune

    A long line of voters wait to cast their ballots at the Wonderland of the Americas Mall in San Antonio late Friday afternoon, Nov. 2, the last day of early voting. The Texas Tribune and KXAN-TV in Austin are partnering to bring you live coverage and analysis of the 2018 midterm elections in Texas, starting at 6 p.m. Central Time.

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  10. Battles between firefighters and mayors among several down-ballot issues in Texas citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 4 | Texas Tribune

    A long line of voters wait to cast their ballots at the Wonderland of the Americas Mall in San Antonio late Friday afternoon, Nov. 2, the last day of early voting. A long-running dispute between Houston firefighters and City Hall over first responders' pay is among several down-ballot issues and races voters in Texas cities will decide Tuesday - once they get past a bevy of high-profile national and statewide races that lured massive amounts of voters to the polls during early voting.

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  11. TribCast: UT/TT pollsters on the elections, Trump, immigration and #MeTooRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | Texas Tribune

    On this special edition of the TribCast, Ross talks to Daron Shaw, Jim Henson and Josh Blank of the University of Texas at Austin - the pollsters behind the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll - about the election, the president, immigration, #MeToo and more. On this special edition of the TribCast, Ross talks to Daron Shaw, Jim Henson and Josh Blank of the University of Texas at Austin - the pollsters behind the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll - about the election, the president, immigration, #MeToo and more.

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  12. Why are some Texans having trouble with voting machines? This is 2002 technology in 2018.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | Texas Tribune

    An election judge in south Texas tests a voting machine for accuracy after the end of voting hours on Oct. 26, 2016. A national spotlight fell on Texas' voting equipment last week after some voters complained that their votes on electronic voting machines had changed.

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  13. In getting out the vote, Cruz turns to Abbott's infrastructure while O'Rourke builds his ownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | Texas Tribune

    On Monday afternoon here in this Austin suburb, the leading get-out-the-vote operations for both sides in the U.S. Senate race were in full swing. Situated just houses apart in the Jester Farms neighborhood, a group of block walkers for Gov. Greg Abbott's campaign was traversing door-to-door, while a "pop-up office" working to elect U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic Senate candidate, was humming with activity.

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  14. How to fix affordable housing in Texas, by TexansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Texas Tribune

    Here's what we already know: Finding affordable housing has long been a challenge for Texans living below the poverty line. Now, middle-class Texans are facing more barriers than ever when it comes to finding a suitable place to live.

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  15. Beto O'Rourke received threatening messages from pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc, his campaign saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Texas Tribune

    Months before he was arrested on allegations of mailing bombs to several prominent Democrats, Cesar Sayoc sent threatening messages over Facebook to U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, a spokesman for O'Rourke's U.S. Senate campaign confirmed Wednesday. "We received a threat via Facebook from that individual in April, a threat toward Beto, and we immediately reported it to the [U.S.] Capitol police," the spokesman, Chris Evans, said in a text message.

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  16. Texas Republicans remain huge Donald Trump fans heading into 2018 midterms, says UT/TT pollRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Texas Tribune

    Texas voters' opinions of President Trump mirror their partisan identification, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Take that notion out for a road test.

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  17. Texans want to hit the brakes on immigration, UT/TT Poll findsRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Texas Tribune

    Most Texas voters would immediately deport undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S., and 45 percent of them believe the country admits more legal immigrants than it should, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Overall, 54 percent of Texas voters agreed that "undocumented immigrants currenting living in the U.S. should be deported immediately," while 46 percent disagree.

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  18. Party trumps gender in Texans' views of #MeToo, UT/TT Poll findsRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 28 | Texas Tribune

    Texas women and men disagree about sexual misconduct and gender discrimination, but the biggest divides on those issues are between Democratic and Republican partisans, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. From Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court to a question about how often women falsely accuse men of sexual misconduct, Texas voters are more likely to answer according to partisan orientation than to their own gender, the poll found.

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  19. State Rep. John Zerwas drops bid for Texas House SpeakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 28 | Texas Tribune

    His departure comes amid an effort among roughly 40 GOP House members to draft state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, into the race. House Appropriations Committee chairman John Zerwas, R-Richmond, talks about his reasons to run for Speaker of the Texas House during a Tribune event on Nov. 6, 2017.

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  20. Austin lifts city-wide boil water noticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 28 | Texas Tribune

    The Ulrich Water Treatment Plant is one of three City of Austin plants that draws water from the Colorado River. After seven days of requiring residents in America's 11th largest city to boil water and warning them of a potential shortage without reduced consumption, Austin Water officially lifted its boil water notice Sunday afternoon.

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