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Pete Flores, the Republican who won the seat for Senate District 19, was officially sworn into office Friday.Credit Joey Palacios / Texas Public RadioEdit | Remove

Pete Flores, the Republican who won the seat for Senate District 19, was officially sworn into office Friday.


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Political experts claim the debate over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination has only widened the ideological divide among voters, and one analyst is studying how the Texans have responded.


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The Texas Education Agency has finished presenting its argument challenging a Department of Education ruling that threatens to strip millions in special education funding from Texas schools.


With Meghna Chakrabarti

The Texas Senate race. Democrat Beto O’Rourke may be within striking distance of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. We’ll talk to Texans and Texas watchers about what the race means for the state and the country.

Guests

Ashley Lopez, senior reporter for KUT. (@AshLopezRadio)

Ryan Poppe

Gov. Greg Abbott shared his views on marijuana use in Texas during Friday night's gubernatorial debate. He mentioned one idea that may have surprised marijuana advocates.


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