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Hard Right Pushes Partisan War
with Texas House GOP Demands

Conservatives want ban on Democrat panel chairs and other restrictions on new Republican speaker.

Republicans Siding with Trump
Amid Silence on Democracy Test

GOP leaders and lawmakers run risk of looking like mice with tongue biting on bid to cancel vote retroactively.

Miller Stocking Up for Battle
with Hateful Socialist Crazies

Farm boss rounds up cash before session ban with boots on neck imagery in urgent appeal.

Abbott Sees Texas Covid Corner
Turning Despite Record Spiking

Gov bets on medicine as key to win with recycling of prediction on taming virus that bombed in the spring.

Texas Actor Eyes Governor Bid
with No Hint of Party Leanings

McConaughey envisions himself as a healer with stability after 2020 vote as initial guiding mission.

Texas Has Record Covid Spike
with Response on Cruise Control

Virus raging out of control more than ever in state that's just another major hot spot in fierce autumn wave.

Governor Claims to Have Proof
on Phantom Swing State Votes

Abbott says he has the goods on illegal voting as possible framework for new Texas restrictions.

Abbott Could Be Killing Time
till Biden Gets Tough on Covid

Governor can wait for new Dem president rescue ride or allow lawmakers to share in blame.

Trump Country Docs Issue Plea
for Locals Help Amid 2nd Wave

Lubbock can't bet on Abbott rescue ride as hospitals pitch tents and turn patients away amid covid crush.

Trump Marquee Texas Allies
Start Bailing from Sinking Ship

Cruz and Cornyn endorse Biden intel briefings as Patrick and Miller lay low and West grinds away.

Patrick Recruiting Informants
for Dirt Trump Hasn't Found

Texan dangles bounty pay as bait in quest to help make narrative come true for president without proof.

Best of the Texas Election:
GOP Establishment Quartet
Comes through Big in Clutch

Abbott and big-giving ally groups save GOP gone mad from itself with show of might in final month on Texas House battlefield.


Best of the Texas Election:
GOP Lawmaker Beats Low
Odds in Suburbs Gone Blue

Blue wave that box score fails to reflect pushes Button to brink in survival quest as only Texas candidate on awards list.


Hailey's Comment: Covid
Pandemic Gets Personal on Trip through Danger Zone

Confessions of true mask believer from front line of crisis after blindsiding in part of state where folks fail to put up fight.


GOP Mitigates Dems Texas
Suburb Gains with Surprise Hispanic Vote Showing

Biden boost in big cities offset by unexpected Trump strength in major Latino strongholds despite blatant racist appeal.


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.

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