Tag Archives: Texas Politics

Marco Rubio Announces Texas Leadership Team

WASHINGTON — On the heels of his strong third-place finish in Iowa, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida announced his Texas leadership team Tuesday morning. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz placed first in Iowa’s Monday evening contest, and is expected to also best Rubio in … Continue reading

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Incoming Texas Secretary of State Echoes GOP Leaders on Border Issues

For the first nomination of his incoming administration, Governor-elect Greg Abbott has tapped Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos to be the next Texas Secretary of State. In Texas, the office oversees state elections, but also serves as the governor’s chief … Continue reading

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Election Night Results in West Texas

West Texans went to the polls on Tuesday and for the most part helped support a GOP sweep for the top-ticket positions across the state. Voters in Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties did favor Incumbent Pete Gallego (D) over challenger Will Hurd … Continue reading

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Conaway: Minimum Wage “Never Intended to be a Living Wage”

The Midland Chamber of Commerce and the Midland Development Corporation hosted a conversation with U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway for the annual “State of the Economy” forum on Thursday. Conaway laid out his views on a number of economic issues, ranging from … Continue reading

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At Struggling Fort Davis ISD, Student Volunteers Revive the Band

Last month, a Travis County district judge ruled the state’s education finance system is unconstitutional. Judge John Diez ruled the system doesn’t give schools enough money to meet state-approved standards, and that it puts too much of a burden on … Continue reading

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How Would Greg Abbott And Wendy Davis Secure The Border?

This is the second in a week-long series of coordinated reports from KERA, the Dallas Morning News, and KXAS-TV (NBC 5). Five Days in October looks at where the leading candidates for governor stand on certain issues.  Today, we look at border security and … Continue reading

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How Would Greg Abbott And Wendy Davis Use Student Test Scores?

This is the first in a week-long series of coordinated reports from KERA, the Dallas Morning News, and KXAS-TV (NBC 5). Five Days in October looks at where the leading candidates for governor stand on certain issues.  We begin with education, and answers to … Continue reading

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LIVE: The Texas Debates – Race for Governor

We’re live-broadcasting this evening’s gubernatorial debate between Democratic Senator Wendy Davis and Republican Attorney Greg Abbott. Join us at 93.5 FM (or 91.7 FM in Alpine), click here to listen in or watch the debate live below.   The Texas … Continue reading

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Final Gubernatorial Debate Looms in Dallas

KRTS will broadcast tonight’s gubernatorial debate at 8 PM. Click here to listen or join us at 93.5 FM, or 91.7 FM in Alpine. Democrat Wendy Davis has one more chance to share a debate stage with the Republican front-runner … Continue reading

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With Claims of ISIS at the Border, a Shift in Border Politics

This year’s surge of Central American migrants across the southern border has put border security back at the forefront of national politics. But with the number of migrant crossings on the decline, and the US stepping up its offensive against … Continue reading

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