Texas News

November 06, 2018 - 7:05 am
(KJCE) -- Finally, it's election day. Texas' Senate race, along with several House seats, state races, and local races are all on the ballot. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Long lines are anticipated - but as long as you are standing in line by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to cast your ballot...
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courtesy Office Of The Governor
November 04, 2018 - 3:52 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (KJCE) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took time Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs. Survivors, faith leaders, local officials, and community members joined together at a memorial and remembrance service Sunday in the tiny...
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Courtney Sacco/Caller-Times
November 04, 2018 - 3:36 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly 4.9 million people voted in Texas' 30 largest counties during the early-voting period, surpassing the total number of votes cast throughout the state in the last midterm election, according to secretary of state figures released Saturday. State data show that more than...
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FILE - This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos shows Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. Win or lose Texas' high-profile Senate race on Tuesday, Nov. 6, both Cruz and O'Rourke probably still have bright political futures, perhaps even plausible White House aspirations. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
November 04, 2018 - 10:29 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke probably have bright political futures, perhaps even plausible White House aspirations, regardless of which one wins their high-profile Texas Senate race. Around Labor Day, when polls showed onetime punk rocker O'Rourke closing in...
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Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP
November 01, 2018 - 6:35 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A spokesman for Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke says the Democratic congressman received threats earlier this year from the suspected pipe bomber in Florida. O'Rourke spokesman Chris Evans says Cesar Sayoc used Facebook to send threatening messages in April. Evans says O'...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, takes part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate with U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, in San Antonio. Cruz and Democratic challenger O’Rourke are of differing minds as to whether demographic shifts have changed Texas enough to send a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool, File)
October 30, 2018 - 11:13 pm
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke are of differing minds as to whether demographic shifts have changed Texas enough to send a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Cruz, the GOP incumbent, says even with booming Hispanic growth and other changes making the state more liberal, he's going to...
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AP Photo/John Mone
October 30, 2018 - 1:14 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Firefighters, police officers and 911 operators in Texas got a surprise lunch from a famous son as Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey showed up with roasted turkey to give thanks on National First Responders Day.
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AP Photo/David Koenig, File
October 26, 2018 - 11:50 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Texas voters are complaining that while casting straight-ticket ballots during early voting, machines used in 80-plus counties flipped their selections to the other party for key races.
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U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, left, talks with University of Houston students, who slept in this tent last night to vote early at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Houston. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 9:21 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Early voting opened across Texas on Monday, bringing long lines and record first-day midterm turnout in Houston and complaints about outdated technology slowing people casting ballots elsewhere. It took Harris County, which includes Houston, less than six hours to set a new...
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President Donald Trump, left, embraces Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, during a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 22, 2018 - 9:03 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his immigration rhetoric at a midterm rally in Texas on Monday, falsely accusing Democrats of "encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation." With weeks to go before Election Day, Trump is...
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