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If the candidates for governor were chain stores, Rick Perry would probably be Safeway and Bill White would be Target. Many believe Perry's campaign is playing it safe. He has eschewed editorial boards and is refusing to debate. His campaign is limited to a few stops a day,...
Former first lady Laura Bush told an audience of about 1,200 people at the Paramount Theatre that reading is the guiding principle of her life, but she never thought she would actually write a book. Bush, who co-founded the Texas Book Festival while her husband was Texas...
Early voting starts today. This year's appeals to coax voters to the polls in October carry an unusual urgency after a fire destroyed nearly all the county's election machines seven weeks ago. The first public statement County Clerk Beverly Kaufman made in response to the fire...
Benajah Harvey Carroll stood 6-foot-4. With his commanding presence and flowing white beard, he looked like a prophet or perhaps the tintype image of a senior officer in the Civil War. Carroll fought as a young man in the Confederate Army and was badly wounded in 1864. After a...
More than 2,000 people turned out for AIDS walk Austin 2010 held in Downtown Austin sunday afternoon. The walk was the final event of Austin Red Week , a time used to promote HIV and AIDS awareness in Central Texas. Walker pounded pavement for three miles around the city,...
Next month, voters will decide who represents another Central Texas House district, District 17. As KLBJ’s Perry Watson tells us in this Campaign Preview, it’s another race between an incumbent and a first-time challenger.
A Mexican official says the search for an American tourist believed to have been shot while crossing a border lake has been temporarily called off. Tamaulipas state attorney general's office spokesman Ruben Dario Rios Lopez told the McAllen newspaper The Monitor that the search...
Taxpayers footed the bill for close to $1 million in security costs for 23 foreign trips by GOP Gov. Rick Perry and his wife over seven years, according to records obtained under the Public Information Act by the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle. The actual security...
In a political landscape that grows more treacherous each election, many Texas candidates are doing less to tell voters where they stand. Nonpartisan research group Project Vote Smart has called out congressional, statewide and legislative contenders for ducking its issues...