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Glenn Hegar sworn in as new Texas Comptroller

Glenn Hegar was sworn in today as Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts by Gov.-elect Greg Abbott in a ceremony in the Senate Chamber.

Analysis: Election Season Headed for Overtime

  The Texas Legislature will start the 2015 session with a handful of empty chairs and unfinished elections.

Man in charge of El Paso elections resigns

The man who oversees El Paso County's elections is resigning and retiring, effective December 31st.

Voter turnout in El Paso on the decline

In Texas, the midterm election was an attempt to turn Texas blue, or at the very least purple.  However, the Lone Star State looks redder than ever.

Patrick wins big in bid for Lieutenant Governor

Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick cruised to a landslide victory Tuesday night in the race for lieutenant governor, defeating Democratic state Sen.

Blanco headed to Austin, defeats Lozano in landslide

Democrat César Blanco appears to be headed to Austin after a landslide win over former El Paso city councilman Alexandro Lozano in the race for state representative for District 76.

Greg Abbott elected Governor of Texas

After 16 months of crisscrossing the state, speaking with thousands of supporters at hundreds of events held in every corner of Texas, Governor-elect Greg Abbott tonight declared victory after a long, hard-fought campaign against Sen.

Early Voting: Fabens, San Elizario ISD bonds approved

In Far East El Paso County, residents in Fabens and San Elizario voted on multi-million dollar bonds. Residents in the Fabens Independent School District voted on two separate propositions totaling $8.4 million.

Beyond Wins and Losses, What to Watch Tuesday

Republicans appear poised to maintain their grip on every statewide office in Texas for a 16th straight year, yet Tuesday’s election results will yield information beyond winners and losers.

How presidential contenders are spending Election Night

They say you always remember your first.

Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law for now

Texas election officials can go ahead and enforce a controversial voter identification law opposed by the Obama administration and civil rights groups, the U.S. Supreme Court said early Saturday.

Analysis: In Democrats' fall, a lesson for GOP

One of the people who steered Texas from a one-party Democratic state to a one-party Republican state sees some similarities between the Republican Party of the 1970s and 1980s and the Democrats of today.

Abbott to call for credit for massive online courses

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott will call for students to receive college credit for taking massive open online courses — often referred to as "MOOCs&quo

Analysis: A lot of races, but not as much drama

The elections are coming, but voters in most regions can go back to sleep — at least when it comes to down-ballot contests: Only a handful of legislative and congressional races are competitive.

On environment issues, Bush takes more moderate tone

On the campaign trail in Texas for a little-known statewide office, George P.