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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a state senator makes a comparison to the Holocaust in his swearing-in speech, the candidates for governor squared off in a debate last night, a group in Arlington has taken up "cop watching," and more. 

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Sparks flew between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis during last night’s gubernatorial debate in KERA’s Dallas studios. Each accused the other of serious ethical violations.

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Folks were tweeting up a storm Tuesday night during the governor's debate featuring Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott. Here's a look at what people were saying on Twitter using the hashtag #TexasDebates:

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Ever wonder what it looks like in the control room during a live production? Here's a cool time lapse with a 360-degree view inside the KERA control room during Tuesday night's governor's debate:

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Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis squared off Tuesday night in the KERA studios in their last governor’s debate. If you missed it, watch it here -- or catch up by reading our debate blog.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: More people are heading to Texas, a patient in Dallas is being tested for the Ebola virus, the gubernatorial candidates debate tonight, and more.

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A new controversy has flared up as the candidates for governor prepare for their last televised debate on Tuesday at KERA. It involves the Texas Enterprise Fund which was designed to award financial incentives to companies that create jobs.

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The second debate between Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Sen. Wendy Davis is a week from today, and both campaigns came to the KERA studios to decide the order of questions. Tom Stewart of the Davis campaign won both coin tosses. Here's how it worked out: 

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Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis debated tonight in Edinburg, near the Texas-Mexico border. KERA aired the debate live. If you missed it, watch it below.

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On Sept. 30, the candidates for governor -- Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott -- will face off at KERA for a live, televised debate. 

We’re asking Texans to tweet their questions for the candidates using the hashtag #Texasdebates or send an email to debates@kera.org.

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Later this month, KERA will host a debate between Texas governor candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis. What do you want to ask them?

We’re conducting a joint survey with The Dallas Morning News and KXAS-TV (NBC 5), our debate partners. Check out the survey here.

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Two candidates for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott, have accepted KERA’s invitation to a live, televised debate at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30.

Shelley Kofler / KERA News

Attorney General Greg Abbott brought his campaign for governor to Dallas Tuesday to draw attention to his plan for higher education. But the hottest buzz surrounded debate jockeying between Abbott and his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis.

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In today's All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom: We’ve heard from parents, educators, and elected officials on the controversial home-rule plan to remake Dallas schools, but what do students think? Bill Zeeble talks to some students about the changes they want to see. And All Things Considered host Justin Martin talks with Texas Tribune executive editor Ross Ramsey about tonight’s lieutenant governor run-off debate.

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The four Republicans running for Texas lieutenant governor say the judge got it wrong by allowing a brain-dead, pregnant woman in Fort Worth to be removed from life support. It seems that last night’s live KERA debate was a race to the far right for the candidates.

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Welcome to KERA's Texas Debates blog. Did you miss parts of tonight's debate featuring the four Republicans running for lieutenant governor? Or do you just want to watch the whole thing again?

The hour-long debate, moderated by KERA’s Shelley Kofler, aired live at 8 p.m. from the KERA studios in Dallas. You can watch the replay below. We live-blogged the debate -- scroll down to read a minute-by-minute account of the candidates' remarks.

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People are sounding off about tonight’s upcoming lieutenant governor debate on Twitter.

They're posting questions and comments leading up to the 8 p.m. event, which will be aired live on KERA-13, KERA 90.1 FM and right here on keranews.org. Study up for the debate here.

Here’s a sampling:

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Tonight at 8, the four Republicans running for lieutenant governor will meet at KERA studios in a debate being televised statewide.

With primary competition in the governor’s race, and Gov. Rick Perry not running for reelection, the lieutenant governor’s contest is taking on added importance in the March 4 primary.

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Four seasoned, elected officials are duking it out to become the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor. Todd Staples accepted KERA’s invitation to sit down, talk about policy, and explain why he’s the best candidate for the job. 

Jerry Patterson Campaign

This week’s fundraising reports show at least three of the Republicans running for lieutenant governor have the money to compete on TV.  The fourth, Jerry Patterson, has a lot less cash, but unveiled an effort to target Hispanic voters.

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As early voting begins across Texas today, U.S. Senate candidates Paul Sadler and Ted Cruz are entering the home stretch of a long campaign. During their last debate Friday at KERA studios, Democrat Sadler and Republican Cruz presented sharp differences on many issues -- especially taxes.

Cruz vs. Sadler: The Live Blog

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Democrat Paul Sadler and Republican Ted Cruz squared off Friday night at KERA’s Dallas studio in the final debate of their campaign to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

Final details have been locked down for KERA’s Oct. 19 debate between Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Paul Sadler, who are running to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate.

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Accusations of dishonesty and Republican involvement fired up the debate between Congressional District 33 Democrats Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey as they squared off at KERA Tuesday.

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The Democratic primary hopefuls in the new Congressional District 33 race traded political shots during Tuesday’s debate on KERA. 

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Tribune staff charts a play-by-play of tonight's debate between the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate at KERA studios.

Republican voters will be asking questions when Senate candidates Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst meet tonight for their first one-on-one debate at KERA.

KERA will host a second U.S. Senate debate between the Democrats who finished first and second in the May primary. Former state representative Paul Sadler and retired educator Grady Yarbrough will tape a one-hour television debate that will be broadcast on KERA Channel 13 on Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. and in other Texas markets at various times.