Topic: Texas politics

Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Profiled in New Book

Nov. 13, 2012

A new biography from The University of Texas Press, "Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards," presents a nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating women in American political history, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.

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Texas Voters' Top Concerns Remain Economy, Border Security, Immigration, Poll Says

May 26, 2011

Texas voters believe the most pressing issues facing the country are economic, while the most important problems facing Texas are border security and immigration, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll released this week.

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Texans Support Budget Cuts, But Not Cuts in Social Services, Public Education, Poll Says

May 23, 2011

As the state legislative session nears its end, a majority of Texas voters continue to support cutting the state budget, but do not back specific cuts to education and social programs that have taken center stage at the Capitol, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.

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Changes in the House

Oct. 29, 2010
The "No Debate" debate

The Texas House of Representatives is facing possible turnovers, some involving Republicans challenging other Republicans, as in the case of the speaker's race between Speaker Joe Straus and the conservative challenger Warren Chisum.

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The last men standing

Oct. 25, 2010
The "No Debate" debate

Incumbents Chet Edwards and Ciro Rodriguez face a difficult battle during the upcoming election in the U.S. House. Find out how redistricting could make or break the political careers of these two Texas Democrats.

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