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Last Call for the Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

Jan 28, 2014 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

The situation in Fort Worth, in which a pregnant woman named Marlise Muñoz was brain dead and was carrying an abnormal fetus, is truly tragic for the family. It was revolting to see Dan Patrick try to exploit the situation to demand that Texas law be changed, following a decision…

The Coup Against Dew

Sep 17, 2013 By Paul Burka

Most people seem to agree that Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is a decent, reasonable fellow with good intentions. So why is he having to fight for his job?

Texas Tribune Insider’s Poll

Aug 28, 2013 By brian sweany and Paul Burka

I didn’t make the list of the Texas Tribune insiders, but I’m going to try to have my say about the survey on the lieutenant governor’s race nonetheless. First, I think Dewhurst’s 11 percent is too low. There are enough mainstream conservatives left in the Republican party that…

Is the Border a War Zone?

Feb 17, 2012 By Sonia Smith

Valley farmers posting videos to ProtectYourTexasBorder.com say there is increased violence in the area, but critics find the stats don't back up this claim.