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Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune

Patrick Svitek is a reporter for the Texas Tribune. He previously worked for the Houston Chronicle's Austin bureau. He graduated in 2014 from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He originally is from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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President Donald Trump announced Monday he will nominate former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs to serve in the U.S. Department of the Interior. 

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In a Texas congressional district that includes one of the country's largest military bases, a military hero is betting she can stage a political upset.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed 50 bills that were passed during the regular legislative session, his office announced Thursday.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has received a new judge in his securities fraud case — a newly elected Democrat who unseated Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's son last year.

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A state appeals court sided Tuesday with Attorney General Ken Paxton in his bid for a new judge in his securities fraud case, ruling the current judge lost jurisdiction when he changed venue to Harris County in April.

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Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday promised to make an announcement "later this week" on whether he will call a special session.

Courtesy State Rep. Charlie Geren

A lawsuit is moving forward against Gov. Greg Abbott over his order to remove a satirical nativity scene from the Texas Capitol last year.

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Donald Trump has tapped half a dozen well-known Texans — including the state's former governor — to advise him on agriculture policy in his campaign for the White House.

Robert Hart / The Texas Tribune

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is planning a "major announcement" Wednesday afternoon amid speculation that he is zeroing in on a running mate.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

A state appeals court on Friday ruled against one of two counts in the indictment against former Gov. Rick Perry

Gage Skidmore

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is still coming to Texas on Thursday, his campaign said, even though a Border Patrol union here backed out of hosting him.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday turned one of his highest legislative priorities into law, signing a bill aimed at improving early education in Texas.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott's predecessor — a soon-to-be presidential candidate named Rick Perry — would call it the no-manual test.

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a case that centers on how Texas draws its political districts, a longtime point of dispute between the state and voting rights advocates.

Rebecca Miller

Former Gov. Rick Perry is set to announce June 4 in Dallas whether he is running for president in 2016.

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