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U.S. Rep. Will Hurd declares victory over Pete Gallego

SAN ANTONIO –U.S. Rep. Will Hurd claimed victory in his re-election bid Tuesday night, becoming the first incumbent to hold onto the Texas 23rd District in eight years. “We won this thing because of y’alls hard work,” Hurd, a Republican, said shortly after midnight at … Continue reading

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Election Day 2016: Live-blog and Races We’re Following

It’s finally here: Election Day 2016. Marfa Public Radio is bringing you live special coverage of national, statewide, local and regional races throughout the evening. Listen at 93.5 FM in West Texas or online. After the polls close in Texas … Continue reading

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83rd District Attorney Race: The Candidates in Their Own Words

The race for 83rd District Attorney in Brewster, Jeff Davis, Pecos and Presidio Counties is among the few competitive races in Big Bend country. Many local-level races only had one party on the ballot in the March primary, so those … Continue reading

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UT Energy Poll Suggests Millennials’ Views on Climate Change Could Influence Election

AUSTIN, Texas — The latest Energy Poll conducted by the University of Texas at Austin suggests a generational gap among Americans on the issue of climate change, specifically whether or not climate change is taking place. The poll also suggests … Continue reading

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Why Is Voter Turnout So Low In Texas?

In recent years, voter turnout in Texas has been…well, let’s just say not everything is bigger here. State voter turnout has been below the national average for the past few decades, regularly falling below 50%. All this week, public radio … Continue reading

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Can We Vote For Third Party Candidates In Texas?

It’s no secret Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most disliked major party nominees to ever run for President. That has some Texans searching for other options…any options…when it comes to our next commander and chief. Austinite … Continue reading

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How Did Texas End Up With Such Screwy Political Districts?

This year, all 36 of Texas’ congressional representatives are up for re-election, but only one of those races is considered by most observers to actually be competitive. When it comes to state house and senate races, the vast majority of … Continue reading

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Tracking With Statewide Trend, Early Voting Up in West Texas

Across the state this election cycle we’ve already seen increases in the number of early votes cast, and that’s held true for large swaths of West Texas, too. Counties from the Big Bend borderlands to the Permian Basin saw an … Continue reading

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Why Is Texas So Red, And How Did It Get That Way?

We all know Texas is a red state. Democrats haven’t won a statewide election since 1994, and Republicans have carried the state in every presidential election since 1976. The question of how that came to be got Gilda Garcia wondering, so … Continue reading

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#TXDecides Live Blog: The Final Presidential Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off tonight in the third and last presidential debate. Follow along as we hear reactions and commentary from fellow Texans. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter with #TXDecides, and follow along below! This … Continue reading

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