2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Here's an unlikely can't-miss stop for the 2020 Democratic field: Texas. Starting Saturday, the state will host a slate of Democratic presidential contenders at ...

Wendy Davis says she's also mulling Texas Senate run in 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wendy Davis of Texas says she's considering a U.S. Senate run in 2020 but is waiting to see whether another high-profile Democrat, Rep. Joaquin Castro, gets in the race. ...

Rep. Joaquin Castro 'seriously' considering Texas Senate run

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas is acknowledging that he will "seriously consider" running for U.S. Senate in 2020 against Republican John Cornyn. His ca...

Brother: Rep. Joaquin Castro mulling run against Sen. Cornyn

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro says his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas, is considering a big run of his own in 2020 — a bid for U.S. Senate against Republ...

Judge orders Texas not to purge voters after botching list

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge says Texas counties may not remove any registered voters after state elections officials released an inaccurate list that questioned the U.S. citizenship of tens o...

Texas governor stockpiles cash but not for the usual reason

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott doesn't flash the White House ambitions of his predecessors, but the Republican has built his own distinction by taking in more donor cash than any governor...

Texas governor sees school safety as a top issue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is starting a second term declaring school safety one of his few top issues in the wake of a gunman killing 10 people at a high school near Houston last yea...

Amid shutdown, Texas governor sidesteps border wall debate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Greg Abbott has made no mention of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall after taking the oath for a second term as Texas governor. A clash be...

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge President Donald Trump accelerates, whi...

Texas set to remove Confederate plaque from state Capitol

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott agreed Friday to remove a plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as the underlying cause of the Civil War, bending after years of resistance by st...

Top Texas conservative in Washington ahead of Trump speech

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A top Texas conservative has been called away from his duties overseeing the opening of the state's legislative session for a meeting at the White House. Lt. Gov...

Texas tests whether GOP losses soften hard-right Statehouse

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to...

Texas report says 'changing climate' intensifying disasters

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new Texas report says natural disasters on the scale of Hurricane Harvey's deadly destruction last year will only become more routine. But the report released ...

APNewsBreak: Julian Castro moves toward 2020 White House run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he's taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat t...

Senate intelligence chair says Cohen plea sends message

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chairman of the Senate committee that President Donald Trump's former lawyer admitted lying to said Friday that Michael Cohen's guilty plea sends a message that "if you lie to...