Early numbers show Mike Bradford holds a small lead over Kathy Reeves.
When 11 Travis County voters scribbled in "Mickey Mouse" for president on their ballots in November, the cartoon character didn't get any closer to becoming the first animated leader of the most powerful nation in the world.
The beginning of 2012 marked the end of Gov. Rick Perry's wild and ultimately disastrous run for president.
Kenneth "Buddy" Barfield, a top adviser to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, is facing a criminal investigation amid accusations from the Dewhurst campaign that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from political accounts and falsified campaign finance reports from 2008 to the present to hide his actions.
For the second presidential election in a row, Tarrant County can stake a claim as a microcosm of the state of Texas.
A new mayor has taken the reins in Odessa.
Democrats still do not have any statewide officeholders -- and their numbers in those races were dismal. But they held their ground in the state Senate, gained seven seats in the Texas House, split the four new seats in Congress and wrested another one away from the red team.
Just when your mailbox is clear of attacks and your television is free of fuzzy and unflattering black-and-white images of career politicians, the political pros have already started manufacturing grist for the elections two years from now.
Before Texas lawmakers head back to Austin for the 2013 legislative session, Texas State Senator Kel Seliger is holding a series of town hall meetings to ask people what they're concerned about coming out of the Texas Legislature.
State and federal candidates and their political committees spent more than $175 million during the 2012 election season. While many candidates had little or no general election competitions, others had to spend up to $60 a vote to secure victory in districts with tiny voting populations.
Democratic victories across the nation left Republican voters and activists with the political version of a hangover last week. In the alternate universe known as Texas, they are blaming the Champagne.
U.S. Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco conceded the Congressional District 23 race on Friday. He congratulated state Rep. Pete Gallego, while renewing allegations that voter fraud skewed the results.
A couple of days after his onetime rival lost his bid for the White House, Gov. Rick Perry said he is keeping his options open for 2016.
So what does Tuesday night's national outcome, a major win for Democrats, mean for the key policy hurdles facing the overwhelmingly conservative Texas Legislature -- and the interest groups and constituents who guide them?
A new sheriff will soon be taking over in Eddy County, NM.
The race for U.S. Congressional District 23 -- which stretches from San Antonio to El Paso -- is not over.
A day after the 2012 November elections, the race for Odessa City Council, Place 1 is separated by less than half a dozen votes.
Congress remains divided with Republicans keeping control of the House and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who opposed the measure, released a statement saying, quote, "don't break out the Cheetos or gold fish too quickly."
Many of the names have changed, but the situation is essentially the same -- the Texas Legislature has fewer Republicans in it than before the election, but the GOP still holds commanding majorities in both the House and the Senate.
In the aftermath of a close and costly campaign for Congressional District 23, incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco has alleged voter fraud and is not conceding to his Democratic challenger, state Rep. Pete Gallego.
While it was the largest bond in MISD history, voters handily passed it on Election night.
Construction can now begin on new elementary schools and high school renovations.
As the votes were tallied, Election Day was a good day for Odessa businessman David Turner.
The Texas Tribune is saying that incumbent Republican Francisco Canseco has been defeated.
Ted Cruz, a Harvard-educated lawyer and Tea Party icon, easily won the U.S. Senate race Tuesday night, becoming the first Hispanic from Texas to land the job.
Christi Craddick & Barry Smitherman declared unofficial winners
As the polls closed in Texas Tuesday evening, Republican Mike Conaway was quickly declared the unofficial winner of the 11th Congressional District of Texas
Congressman Randy Neugebauer is heading back to Washington, D.C.
The general vibe among the Political Parties is one of optimism.
Those who have already cast their ballots are reflecting on the decisions they made today at the polls. Jenne Anderson Reports.
Barring a historically shocking upset, Tea Party darling Ted Cruz will become Senator-elect Ted Cruz on Tuesday night, and former state Rep. Paul Sadler will join a long line of Texas Democrats who have failed to break the GOP stranglehold on statewide politics.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy's devastation, a politician as un-Texan as any -- Michael Bloomberg -- endorsed Barack Obama. Bloomberg succinctly compared Obama and Mitt Romney: "One sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet; one does not. I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics."
Texas has not supported the Democratic nominee for president since 1976. Barring a seismic political shift, Texas' 38 electoral votes will end up in Republican Mitt Romney's column Tuesday.
More than 51,000 people in Midland and Ector counties took advantage of
Early Voting to cast their ballots for the 2012 elections.
This will hit you on Tuesday, unless you voted early and already had the experience: At the bottom of the statewide ballot are names of people who want to wear robes and dispense justice, and if you know your way around that roster, you're in the minority.
Texans think politicians should pay heed to the advice of experts -- even when it means going against their own ideology -- but their degree of faith in those experts depends on the issue, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Green Party U.S. Senate candidate David B. Collins met with Big 2 News and shared some of the big positions of the Green Party Friday.
Economic issues top the list of most important problems facing the country, and immigration and border security top the list of state issues in the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, which also asked Texans about a range of issues including education spending, voting rights and gay marriage.
More than 40,000 people have already cast their vote in Midland and Ector Counties.
Texans don't trust government very much -- especially the federal government, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll conducted this month. Their least favorite branch of the federal government? Congress, by a wide margin.
Republicans continue to dominate politics across the state. The party's fundraising outpaces its rivals', and a strong anti-Washington sentiment has resonated with voters for years. All of that, analysts say, is working against Democratic Senate hopeful Paul Sadler.
The Political Action Committee set up to support a Midland I.S.D. bond proposal has raised more than $180,000.
More than 35,000 residents have already cast their ballots for the 2012 elections in Midland and Ector Counties alone.
The Permian Basin continues to see staggering totals in early voting.
Republican Mitt Romney has a commanding lead over Democrat Barack Obama in the presidential race in Texas, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. The survey of likely voters found that 55 percent support Romney while 39 percent support the incumbent. The remaining 6 percent said they support someone else.
Hurricane Sandy is putting the presidential campaign on hold.
If President Obama wins a second term and the Affordable Care Act stays in place, the debate will likely turn to whether Texas will join an expansion of Medicaid.