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Third Court Turns Bright Red
Dem Diane Henson loses her seat But Keith Hampton isn't giving up
"...Third Court is one of 14 intermediate appellate courts statewide, but the Austin-based court, which serves 24 counties, has..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Third Court Seats Go GOP
One Dem remains on influential bench
"...Third Court is one of 14 intermediate appellate courts statewide, but the Austin-based court, which serves 24 counties, has..."

Nov. 7, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Letting Facts Get in the Way
"...would've won even if the court had allowed a statewide recount. Uh, no again, sir. The survey actually showed..."

Aug. 19, 2012 Postmarks

No Way To Pick a Senator
It's Sadler vs. Yarbrough and Dewhurst vs. Cruz in this month's primary run-offs
" political experience other than a handful of failed statewide campaigns – including two runs for the Republican nomination..."

July 20, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

STAAR Falls on Texas Schools
Academic assessment tests raises questions of fairness
"...second language, had problems with reading and writing. The statewide numbers speak for themselves. Only 16% of Asian students..."

June 22, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Charlie Baird and the Tobacco Lawyers
Reaud, Tigar denounce Baird D.A. campaign charges
"...responsibilities in investigating public corruption, is effectively the only “statewide” office currently held by a Democrat, and as a..."

May 26, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Breaking News: Primaries This Sunday!
Just when you thought Texas politics couldn't get any weirder
"...the court's decision, the only district not following this statewide-seat model is Congressional District 25, currently held by Congressman..."

March 30, 2012 News Feature by The 'Chronicle' News staff

Election Night Results
By the numbers: What passed, what failed
"...ballot, was sluggish, with only 5.3% of registered voters statewide making it to the ballot. Voter participation was a..."

Nov. 9, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

School Lawsuits Multiply
Three groups of Texas school districts are suing the state over the public school finance system
" finance has become a de facto and unconstitutional statewide property tax...."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

State Short on Power
Rolling blackouts to help correct statewide problem
"...3) due to insufficient on-line generation to meet ERCOT statewide demand. The ERCOT system must shed 1,100 MW. Austin..."

Feb. 2, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Painting by Numbers
Wherein we recall how we got here ... and contemplate the baleful map-drawing future
"...was that, although the state mostly voted Republican in statewide races, the Texas congressional delegation leaned Dem­o­cratic, 17-15. He..."

Jan. 28, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Perry: Onward and Fed Upward
Is Perry eyeing something bigger and better than his Texas victory?
" more votes that any other Democrat on the statewide ballot: No other statewide Democrat could even break 37%...."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Louis Malfaro and 18 Years of AISD Politics
The teachers' union veteran looks back as he moves forward
"...Malfaro's departure on Sept. 1 to become secretary-treasurer of statewide teachers' union Texas AFT may be the biggest change..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Grim History
Author traces Texas prison system from its roots in plantation slavery
"...politicians in Texas be able to get elected to statewide office in Texas with only the Anglo vote, and..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Count the Blessings
The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival at 25
"...artisan charcuterie and bacon at restaurants and farmers’ markets statewide...."

April 16, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Dems for Governor: Bill White, et al.
White stands out as Dems' best shot
"...their best hope to break the GOP stranglehold on statewide offices...."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

And They're Off!
Primary filings reveal a who's who of contenders
"...secessionist tea-bagger Debra Medina, plus around 30 House primaries statewide – more than a dozen involving GOP incumbents –..."

Jan. 8, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Travis Bench Is Solid Blue
Dems pick up another local judicial post, plus another high-court seat
"...3rd Court is now purple, the appellate courts with statewide jurisdiction remain solidly red. GOP incumbents held on to..."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Sunset Staff: Scrap TTC, Overhaul TxDoT
Legislature's Sunset Commission staff make their sweeping recommendations for state transportation agencies
"...Require TxDOT to redevelop and regularly update the long-range Statewide Transportation Plan describing total system needs, establishing overarching statewide..."

June 3, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Travis Co. Vote
A mere 50.29% of Travis voters supported Proposition 15, the state constitutional amendment creating the Cancer Prevention and Research Insti­tute of Texas
"...If this election had been only countywide instead of statewide, Prop. 15 supporters might have been sweating as they..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Another 'Special Session'
Political series returns to PBS in February.
"...Special Session Returns for Second Season KLRU Weekly Statewide Public Affairs Show Hosted by Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker Paul..."

Jan. 24, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Reefer Madness
The election roundup
"...drug-law reformers were handed a more mixed bag: Three statewide marijuana-law reform initiatives tanked at the polls, while local..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Column by Jordan Smith

Election 2006: Key Texas Races
Key Texas election returns
"...mistakes Texas Democratic investors have ever made in a statewide race. The former Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-indie Grandma has had a long,..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
" in the Senate but remain shut out of statewide offices. Gov. Rick Perry won another four-year term with..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...needed. (Texas election law requires an independent candidate for statewide office to secure valid signatures from 1% of the..."

June 30, 2006 News Feature

Run-off Roundup
2006 Primary Run-off Results
"...Statewide Turnout (based on Senate race): 207,450 (1.63% of registered..."

April 14, 2006 News Feature

2006 State Races
A sampling of some of the livelier contests taking shape in the March 7 primary and the general election in November
"...and who loses in a slew of legislative and statewide races. Here's a sampling of some of the livelier..."

Jan. 20, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Do It Yourself Biennial
How to showcase all the great art in Texas on a shoestring budget
"...You know, there's something reassuring about a statewide exhibition for Texas artists having such a personal touch..."

March 4, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Parsing the TAKS at AISD
The Austin ISD TAKS scores mirror the state averages, for better and worse
"...In keeping with the statewide official euphoria, Austin ISD administrators welcomed the new Texas..."

June 4, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Rights and Consequences
The Redistricting trial pits "partisan gerrymandering" against the Voting Rights Act.
"...minority district offsetting Democratic complaints about diminished minority influence statewide. "Like it or not," Taylor told the court in..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

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