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Texas Dems Would Be Smart
to Let GOP Unravel on Its Own

Democrats who've gone virtual with state convention get enemy help with wild conspiracy theory.

Riots Fuel Virus Surge in Cities
that Abbott Reopening Ignores

Governor focuses on rural hot spot control as protests spark Houston, Dallas and Austin spikes.

July 4th and Roller Coaster Nods
May Be Convention Mindset Sign

Abbott keeps pace with Florida with green light for amusement parks with no masks like Disney World.

Abbott Vows New Era of Equality
and Says Military Isn't Necessary

Governor rejects notion of soldiers in cities as Cruz defends Trump amid rare Patrick silence.

Abbott Riot Mercenary Search
Could Start with Mattress Blaze

Agitators hunt might lead back to Austin where radical rivals trade blame on bonfire video.

Abbott Enlists Dan Patrick's Son
in Trump Agitator Theory Pursuit

Four federal attorneys offer to assist locals in quest for out-of-state riot violence instigators.

Texas Republicans Have Cause
for Fear with President Reeling

GOP faces scramble to keep state convention safe from riots amid Trump distancing concerns.

Texas Braces for Virus Spike
with Protocol Breaking Protests

FBI Teaming Up with Local Cops
Amid Disaster Decree on Rioting

Abbott Fighting Fires that Trump Fans with Threats and Theories

Guard Deployed as Texas Cities
Teeter on Brink of Violent Riots

Texas Pro Teams Could Unite
for Sports Betting Virus Relief

Challenger Twists Texas Dem's
Position on Property Tax Freeze

King of Country Rides to Abbott Rescue with Mask Pitch Video

Virus Count Hits New High Amid
Test Decline and Funny Numbers

Abbott Appears to Work Magic
as Hot Spot Cases Disappear

Big Bend Gateway Spike
Surprise Clouds Credibility
of Reopening Claims

Communications breakdown on prison virus tally had Texas county on verge of reclosing with plea to Abbott.

Texas Local Leaders
from Different Worlds
Kindred Spirits in Crisis

Legislature Could Use
Epic Sessions in Spanish
Flu Wake for Inspiration


New Poll Shows Texas
Toss Up with Big Thumbs
Up for Mail Voting

Trump and Biden running even as Cornyn and Cruz popularity falls with Abbott besting the president in virus response.

Runoff Races to Watch
General Election Lineups


Hailey's Comment: Florida Could Have Edge on Texas
in GOP Convention Shuffle

Trump has fortress as home, nicer welcome mat and bigger gap to close in quest for site sans the social distancing.


August Arrives in March as GOP
Nominee Claims Textbook Win

Midland loses Congress seat in battle that looked OT bound.
Dallas Dem Bounces Back Big
in Top Target Texas House Race

Cattanach eases near-miss pain with stellar primary showing.
The Other Jim Wright Stuns
Goliath in Unbelievable Upset

RRC hopeful sparks Dem speaker visions with incumbent ouster.
Veteran Lawmaker Weathers
Progressive Round One Storm

Cuellar overcomes Trump favorite Dem tag in fight with AOC recruit.

Lobby Rankings Reflect
Bonnen and Blue Wave

Ties to new House boss and Dems good for bump as #MeToo cuts both ways.

Laney Links are Golden
in New Speaker's House

GOP leader has last Dem in dais as role model as Straus maestro goes back to future.

Davis Kaufman
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