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Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell announced Wednesday he will not be seeking re-election in May. more
WASHINGTON — The Congressional Black Caucus is on the verge of becoming the most powerful bloc in the U.S. House when Democrats take control in January, with members to lead at least five … more
After six years of city leadership, Leander Mayor Chris Fielder announced Friday morning he will not be seeking another term in 2018. more
Beto O’Rourke came close — but no cigar. In one of the nation’s closest-watched elections, Beto O’Rourke lost a tight race to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. But Texas Democrats … more
Two mayoral candidates in Leander will head to a runoff, while three women vying for council seats won election in that city. In Cedar Park, Corbin Van Arsdale handily won the mayoral race over challenger Bob Cornelius... more
The Texas congressional delegation is poised to lose significant clout on Capitol Hill after the Democrats on Tuesday took control of the U.S. House and Texas voters … more
By the end of Election Day, the political maps of the state’s suburban and swing counties had a peculiar blue tint. The blue washed over the Dallas-Fort Worth area and crept up on … more
Fourteen of the 35 gay, bisexual and transgender candidates who ran for office in Texas during the midterms claimed victory Tuesday night — a 40 percent success rate in deep-red Texas … more
On a muggy Fourth of July night just outside Austin, Rep. Beto O’Rourke walked on stage wearing a light blue button-down, with a Texas-size American flag in the background. more
Outgoing Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday advised his counterpart in the Senate, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, to “listen more and talk less” during next year’s legislative … more
It wasn’t Beto O’Rourke. But in the sleepiest branch of government — the judiciary — Texas Democrats cleaned up on Election Day, flipping the four influential state … more
Cedar Park has a new mayor and a pair of candidates will head to a runoff election for Leander mayor. Voters also elected three new council members in each of the cities and passed 29 of 30 total … more
The University of Texas at Austin is looking into an accusation that state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, sent sexually explicit material to a graduate student ... more
In the face of a sexual harassment allegation, state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, has hired two Austin attorneys and denied ... more
Lupe Valdez, the Democratic nominee for governor, swung away at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in their first and only debate Friday evening ... more
There was not one vacant seat at Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s town hall meeting last Wednesday morning, as the Democratic challenger to Senator Ted Cruz spoke to a packed house at the Cedar Park … more
After candidate filing began last week for Cedar Park and Leander's May 5 city elections, vacancies in the cities' mayor positions quickly drew interest. Corbin Van Arsdale filed for mayor … more
Nine of the 13 candidates in the race for Board of Education appeared at a public forum last week to discuss challenges facing the school system.The forum, held at Concordia University, covered … more
Two Democrats will face off in next Tuesday’s primary runoff election seeking the nomination to challenge longtime incumbent Republican John Carter of District 31. Carter’s district encompasses … more
By the end of Election Day, the political maps of the state’s suburban and swing counties had a peculiar blue tint.The blue washed over the Dallas-Fort Worth area and crept up on suburban counties … more
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