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  1. 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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  2. Three candidates vie for slot on Texas' oil and gas regulatory agencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | Texas Tribune

    Texas has been a key oil-and-gas-producing state for more than a century. It's currently in the midst of the biggest fossil fuel boom in its history, by many measurements.

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  3. How Washington unleashed fossil-fuel exports and sold out on climateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | Texas Tribune

    The Trump White House has capitalized on fossil-fuel exports made possible by the Obama administration. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is shown here on Aug. 2, 2017 welcoming his predecessor, Ernest Moniz, during the unveiling of Moniz's portrait.

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  4. In Texas' tightest state House races, right-leaning groups are giving Republicans an edgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Texas Tribune

    But a handful of deep-pocketed sources are helping Republicans outraise their opponents in many of those races, even in districts that Democrats view as likely pickups, according to a Texas Tribune review of campaign finance records in a dozen state House races widely considered the most competitive. Groups like Empower Texans, the hard-line conservative group, and the powerful business group Texans for Lawsuit Reform are spending in a way that could provide a boost in the GOP's fight to retain some of the most vulnerable of its 95 seats in the 150-member lower chamber.

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  5. As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world's "extraction colony"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    An unprecedented drilling boom in the Permian Basin is great for business. But it's polluting the air, overwhelming communities and threatening the planet.

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  6. Anti-nuclear waste tour kicks off in HoustonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Tuesday to kick off their "Protect Texas from Radioactive Waste Tour," the beginning of a renewed push to block a proposal to transport used nuclear fuel by train through Texas and store it in West Texas. a proposal to build and operate a facility for 40,000 metric tons of irradiated fuel rods at an existing site in Andrews County.

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  7. Analysis: Dan Patrick and the reddest Texas Senate everRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    And after this week's special election in South and West Texas put Republican Pete Flores in the Senate, Lt. Gov. Patrick is in a great position to extend his run - assuming that he wins his own reelection bid in November.

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  8. Republican Pete Flores upsets Democrat Pete Gallego in race for Uresti seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    State Senate candidate Pete Flores applauds early returns showing him ahead in SD-19 race over Democrat Pete Gallego to replace Sen. Carlos Uresti, on Sept. 18, 2018.

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  9. Faced with a teacher shortage, West Texas school district may be latest to go virtualRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    The Ector County school board will consider a proposal Tuesday on whether or not to fund "virtual teachers" in as many as 69 class sections. Faced with a drastic shortage of teachers, one West Texas school district may join a small but growing group of Texas communities settling for hiring some only available via screens.

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  10. ACLU claims ICE still detaining some asylum-seekers for no reason despite court orderRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage.

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  11. Texas has issued A-F grades for its school districts. Here's a look at what stands out.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Several days after Texas gave school districts their first official grades , school communities are still figuring out how to digest their report cards and interpret the results. Even school superintendents, the biggest critics of the new A-F school ratings, are poring over the data - forced to balance their mistrust of the new system with a responsibility to score high by its metrics.

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  12. Abbott sets runoff to replace state Sen. Carlos Uresti for Sept. 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego , a Democrat, and Republican Peter Flores are running for state Senate District 19. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has picked Sept. 18 as the date of the special election runoff to replace convicted former state Sen. Carlos Uresti , D-San Antonio.

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  13. GOP sues to kick Gallego off the ballot in state Senate special electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego , a Democrat, and Republican Peter Flores are running for state Senate District 19. The Republican Party of Texas filed a lawsuit Friday aiming to kick Democrat Pete Gallego off the ballot in the special election runoff to replace convicted former state Sen. Carlos Uresti , D-San Antonio. Gallego is heading to a runoff election against Republican Pete Flores.

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  14. Detention center for immigrant children in West Texas will remain open through mid-SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage.

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  15. Republican Pete Flores, Democrat Pete Gallego poised for runoff for Uresti seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallegos , a Democrat, and Republican Peter Flores are running for state Senate District 19. , the November ballot is largely set. Texas hasn't elected a Democrat statewide since 1994.

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  16. West Texas A&M president finds home in Panhandle after controversial pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Walter Wendler was on a mission: visit every high school in the Texas Panhandle. He had recently become president of West Texas A&M University, and he wanted every high school student in the region's 26 counties to know the school was there to serve them.

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  17. On the campaign trail, Democrat running for agriculture commissioner reckons with her pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Wherever she goes, Kim Olson carries with her packets of wildflower seeds advertising her campaign to unseat Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. Olson calls the seed packets her "calling card."

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  18. In special election for Uresti state Senate seat, a bipartisan scramble for a runoff berthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    Left to right: Republican Peter Flores and Democrats Pete Gallego and Roland Gutierrez, three of the eight candidates vying for state Senate District 19. SAN ANTONIO - Long before the seat opened up here in Texas Senate District 19, state Rep. Roland Gutierrez was traveling the massive district, making friends as far west as Big Bend National Park's Late Thursday morning, though, Gutierrez found himself much closer to home, knocking on doors in the heart of his House district on San Antonio's southeast side, where he encountered a number of familiar faces. He reminded them he has represented them for 13 years - three as their City Council member, 10 as their state representative.

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  19. Judge rules Trump administration can't arbitrarily detain asylum seekersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage.

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  20. As San Angelo air base prepares to receive immigrant children, residents ask, "How can we help?"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Texas Tribune

    The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage.

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