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Texas Decides is a project from the Texas Station Collaborative, which includes KERA in Dallas, KUT in Austin, Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, Marfa Public Radio and Houston Public Media.

The project started in the run-up to the 2016 election. Public radio stations across Texas asked listeners to submit questions related to national, statewide and local politics. After listeners voted on their favorite questions, reporters tackled everything from why Texas is so red to why voter turnout is so low in the state.

At the start of the 85th Legislature, stations teamed up again to ask listeners to submit questions about the complicated lawmaking process in Texas. Now, stations from throughout the Lone Star state have joined forces again to tackle the 2018 primaries. So go ahead and ask.

See all stories from the "Texas Decides" project below.

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Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones conceded Monday to her Republican opponent Will Hurd in the race for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, which stretches from San Antonio to El Paso.

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A Bexar County judge on Tuesday denied two requests from Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Will Hurd for Congressional District 23.

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After an energized voting period across the United States, the midterm election results are in. Which races had surprising outcomes and what makes 2018 different for Texans? The San Antonio Express-News' Gilbert Garcia and the Texas Tribune's Alana Rocha recap the results for "The Source."




Follow live results for key ballot measures and state propositions across the country for the 2018 midterm elections.



Follow live results from key House races across the country in the 2018 midterm election.




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Updated Nov. 7.

A contentious race for the U.S. Senate between incumbent Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke came down to the wire, with Cruz maintaining his seat, while Governor Greg Abbott won his bid for re-election against Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez. 

Ana Flores can vote for the first time this year. The 18-year-old lives in Houston with her mom. Like many young people who just got the right to vote, she was curious about what it would be like.

“I just wanted to try it out," she said, "see how it would feel for the first time.”

In past elections, Texas’ tea party groups have played a visible role, generating grassroots enthusiasm among Republicans who want less government and lower taxes. But this year, especially compared with Democratic activists, tea partyers are playing a less conspicuous role.