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Elizabeth Warren expands Texas campaign, naming senior staff

The Democratic presidential candidate now has easily the biggest organization devoted to the state of any primary campaign.

Fort Worth names director for new Diversity and Inclusion Department

Christina Brooks has been named director of the new Diversity and Inclusion Department at the City of Fort Worth, the city said in a news release Nov. 14. “She is a results-driven diversity and inclusion...

Fort Worth ISD studying use of property and buildings, changes coming to HQ, Farrington...

The Fort Worth ISD is working on a plan to more strategically use its sports and administrative buildings and other non-instructional properties that will likely result in a new central administration building as part...

State Rep. Poncho Nevárez caught on tape at airport dropping envelope containing cocaine, DPS...

The document says that the envelope had Nevárez's official House seal and held “four small clear baggies” containing a substance found to include cocaine.

Optimistic Democrats are lining up to run for Texas’ high courts in 2020

The depth of the bench for non-marquee statewide races, like the state’s two high courts and the Railroad Commission, is a measure of how high Democratic hopes have soared ahead of the 2020 election.

Fort Worth business leader, former Trinity Metro chair honored by City Council

The former chairman of the Trinity Metro Board of Directors was honored with a proclamation by the Fort Worth City Council, which designated Nov. 12, 2019 as Scott Mahaffey Day. Mahaffey served on the Trinity...

Texas education board likely to approve African American studies course in 2020

"We will be passing this," said Pat Hardy, a Republican on the Texas State Board of Education.

Appeals court overturns mandate for Texas to implement online voter registration for drivers

A lower court previously ruled that Texas was violating federal law by failing to register residents to vote when they updated their driver’s licenses online and ordered the state to implement its first system of online voter registration.

Council Report: September sales tax update up 7.5%

At Tuesday's work session, the Fort Worth City Council received the September sales tax update. Sales tax revenue represents approximately 22% of the city’s general fund anticipated revenue in Fiscal Year 2019. It is...

As Trump impeachment hearings go public, previous transcripts shed light on roles Texas lawmakers...

In closed-door testimony, Republican Texans in Congress pushed back against witnesses and criticized fellow lawmakers while Democrats remained largely quiet. Transcripts from those hearings may portend what happens during the inquiry's public phase.