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T-Squared: Trib, Times Will End Partnership

texastribune.org — This was supposed to be a proud and grateful acknowledgement of the anniversary of our content partnership with The New York Times, which began four years ago today. Well, we interrupt this blog post to bring you some late-breaking news.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @jackshafer: Texas Tribune and New York Times break up amicably. (They had no children together.) bit.ly/1wNiLWg

Oct 31, 2014

RT @jackshafer: Texas Tribune and New York Times break up amicably. (They had no children together.) bit.ly/1wNiLWg

Oct 31, 2014

RT @neenareports: RT @jackshafer: Texas Tribune and New York Times break up amicably. (They had no children together.) bit.ly/1wNiLWg

Oct 31, 2014

RT @jackshafer: Texas Tribune and New York Times break up amicably. (They had no children together.) bit.ly/1wNiLWg

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Battleground Misfires On Turnout Memo

texastribune.org — Oops. Battleground Texas, a liberal group working to boost Democratic hopes in conservative Texas, admitted Friday that it was wrong in claiming that early voter turnout in the state's 70 largest counties was rising dramatically from the last gubernatorial election in 2010.
Oct 31, 2014

TX GOP chair Steve Munisteri on flawed Battleground Texas turnout memo: "We were laughing about it at lunch." trib.it/13prntr #Oops

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Early Voting Turnout Rate Down in Most of State

texastribune.org — As early voting wraps up Friday, Democrats hoping to end their two-decade statewide electoral drought by drawing more like-minded voters to the polls could be facing a bleak picture. Despite rosy predictions of high Democratic turnout Friday from supporters of gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, numbers from the secretary of state's office show the turnout rate among early voters is on track to be significantly lower than it was four years ago.
Oct 31, 2014

What's wrong, Houston? Early voting turnout rate down 21% in Harris County. trib.it/1079vRN via @TexasTribune

Oct 31, 2014

RT @alexazura: .@BGTX inaccurate memo on voter turnout no longer live, but we've attached a PDF version to our story: trib.it/1079vRN

Oct 31, 2014

RT @alexazura: .@BGTX inaccurate memo on voter turnout is no longer live, but we've attached a PDF version to our story: trib.it/1079vRN

Oct 31, 2014

RT @alexazura: .@BGTX inaccurate memo on voter turnout is no longer live, but we've attached a PDF version to our story: trib.it/1079vRN

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From State of Pappy and Kinky, SpicyBrown Runs for Senate

texastribune.org — Green Party candidate Emily Sanchez has few resources in her bid for U.S. Senate. She has no war chest to buy ads or television time. Her campaigning is limited because she holds a full-time job. She has no campaign staff to write speeches and set up rallies. She faces formidable and well-financed opposition.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @corriemac: I love this story by @johnreynoldstt. From state of Pappy and Kinky, SpicyBrown runs for Senate: trib.it/105VyE1

Oct 31, 2014

RT @corriemac: I love this story by @johnreynoldstt. From state of Pappy and Kinky, SpicyBrown runs for Senate: trib.it/105VyE1

Oct 31, 2014

I love this story by @johnreynoldstt. From state of Pappy and Kinky, SpicyBrown runs for Senate: trib.it/105VyE1

Oct 31, 2014

RT @JohnCornyn: I hope to meet her before election day: From State of Pappy and Kinky, SpicyBrown Runs for Senate trib.it/105VyE1 via @TexasTribune

In Tarrant County, Democrats Aim for Republican Voters

texastribune.org — FORT WORTH - Despite reports to the contrary, Tony Tinderholt, a Republican candidate for the Texas House, says he does not want to invade Mexico. It's a line of attack - based on remarks Tinderholt made to a local Tea Party group last summer - that his Democratic opponents are using to paint him as too radical to represent the North Texas district.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @eramshaw: In Fort Worth, @morgansmith writes, Dems aim for GOP voters — & may have more success in some races than others http://t.co/i…

Oct 31, 2014

In Fort Worth, @morgansmith writes, Dems aim for GOP voters — & may have more success in some races than others trib.it/13nArPt

West Texas Oil Drilling Frustrates Some Farmers

texastribune.org — GLASSCOCK COUNTY - Dennis Seidenberger has farmed cotton for 49 years in this close-knit community 40 miles southeast of Midland. Farming is a way of life that he passed on to his son, and one that he hopes will stay in the family for generations.
Oct 31, 2014

Why cotton farmers in Glasscock County, TX wish the drilling boom had passed them by trib.it/1ua95bu pic.twitter.com/cQ1SFYOGYo

The Brief: Underwhelming Turnout in Early Voting This Year

texastribune.org — The two-week early voting period for the Nov. 4 general election ends today with, if the trendlines hold, an underwhelming turnout by the electorate. "Despite a governor's race between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis that has generated a combined $83 million in fundraising, and a massive voter outreach effort from the engineers of President Barack Obama's re-election, early voting across Texas has stayed relatively flat," wrote The Associated Press' Paul J.

Abbott Votes, Predicts Strong Showing With Latinos

texastribune.org — Attorney General Greg Abbott voted with his family Thursday, then confidently predicted he would reach his goal of a strong finish in heavily Hispanic South Texas. The Republican candidate for governor said he was buoyed by the long lines at the Randall's grocery store in south Austin, where he cast a vote alongside his wife, Cecilia, and his teenage daughter, Audrey.
Oct 31, 2014

I like this "promoting a culture of life". Could be more effective if the actual goal is to reduce abortion rates texastribune.org/2014/10/30/abb…

Explore 8-Day Report Filings

apps.texastribune.org — The 8-day reports - the final look at candidate campaign finance totals before Election Day - are in. We have compiled data for all statewide, State Board of Education, Texas Senate and Texas House candidates who filed electronically with the Texas Ethics Commission. Use the drop-downs to explore the numbers by contest or by candidate.
Oct 30, 2014

Candidates' 8-day reports — the final look at #tx2014 campaign finance before Election Day — are in: apps.texastribune.org/8-day-reports-…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @TexasTribune: Now that #tx2014 candidates’ 8-day reports are in, @rdmurphy has created this explorer to help you look at filings. apps.texastribune.org/8-day-reports-…

Van de Putte's Bus Tour Hits Republican Stronghold

texastribune.org — LUFKIN - When state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte 's campaign bus drove up to the Goodwill Baptist Church here on Wednesday, she was greeted by an unusual sight in this Republican region: a lively group of Democrats.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @alexazura: I jumped on @leticiavdp's bus as she hit up Republican hotbeds in East TX, here's my dispatch: trib.it/1wewiYP pic.twitter.com/rqPrwD75Ut

Oct 30, 2014

RT @alexazura: I jumped on @leticiavdp's bus as she hit up Republican hotbeds in East TX, here's my dispatch: trib.it/1wewiYP pic.twitter.com/rqPrwD75Ut

Oct 30, 2014

I jumped on @leticiavdp's bus as she hit up Republican hotbeds in East TX, here's my dispatch: trib.it/1wewiYP pic.twitter.com/rqPrwD75Ut

South Texas Rancher Hunts for Dangerous Air

texastribune.org — Texas’ drilling boom has transformed the state’s economy. But its environmental impacts have created headaches - sometimes literally - for some South Texans. One rancher is taking matters into his own hands. This story is part of our Shale Life project.

Texplainer: Do Falling Oil Prices Threaten the Budget?

texastribune.org — Hey, Texplainer: I heard that oil prices are plunging - down more than 20 percent since June. Apparently Texas boomtowns aren't yet panicking, but what does it mean for the state budget? Texas nearly drowned in a sea of red ink after oil prices plummeted in the 1980s.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @TexasTribune: Oil prices are down — more than 20% since June. What does that mean for #txbudget? @Jmalewitz explains: trib.it/1nQGZiH

Oct 30, 2014

Texplainer: Do Falling Oil Prices Threaten the Budget? ow.ly/Dzj3Y #TXenergy

Oct 30, 2014

Texplainer: Do Falling Oil Prices Threaten the Texas Budget? trib.it/1nQGZiH via @TexasTribune

Vote Set on San Antonio's Historic Water Gamble

texastribune.org — As the San Antonio City Council prepares to take action on a controversial new water supply project, it remains unclear if the $3.4 billion undertaking - which would pipe in 16 billion gallons of groundwater annually from 142 miles away - is really necessary.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @TexasTribune: ICYMI: New emails raise doubts as vote nears on San Antonio's historic water gamble. @neenareports: trib.it/1rU1TK2

Oct 30, 2014

RT @neenareports: I'm at San Antonio City Hall, where councilmembers will take a historic vote on a controversial new water project. texastribune.org/2014/10/29/san…

Oct 30, 2014

I'm at San Antonio City Hall, where councilmembers will take a historic vote on a controversial new water project. texastribune.org/2014/10/29/san…

Oct 30, 2014

Before San Antonio's vote on controversial $3.4B water pipeline, @neenareports obtains revealing emails f/ contractor ow.ly/DzgDB

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On the Road: A Symposium on the Impact of the Shale Boom

texastribune.org — The Texas Tribune is pleased to present a daylong symposium, in partnership with the University of Texas San Antonio, on the impact of the shale boom in Texas.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @TribLiveTX: We're on the road tomorrow, in San Antonio for a day-long symposium on the impact of the shale boom. RSVP: trib.it/1r5d5aY

Oct 30, 2014

RT @EngineeringUTSA: Come learn about the impact of the shale boom on October 31 at the UTSA Downtown Campus! Lunch included! Register at goo.gl/Nz6oWM

Hegar, Collier Clash on Credentials, Taxes

texastribune.org — After months spent chasing his opponent, Democratic Comptroller candidate Mike Collier finally had his chance to go one-on-one with Republican candidate Glenn Hegar Wednesday night. He used it to make the case that an accountant, not a politician, is best suited to be the state's chief bookkeeper.

Livestream: Steve Brown and Ryan Sitton at TribLive

texastribune.org — We're livestreaming energy reporter Jim Malewitz's conversation with Railroad Commission candidates Ryan Sitton, a Republican, and Steve Brown, a Democrat, in Austin.

Abbott: I'm Winning The Women's Vote

texastribune.org — FORT WORTH - Buoyed by recent polling numbers in the Texas governor's race, Republican nominee Greg Abbott touted his support among female voters during a Wednesday campaign stop, less than a week before the Nov. 4 election. "The great irony about the way this campaign for governor has turned out is that my opponent in Davis' hometown, where he appeared with U.S.

The Texas Tribune's 5th Anniversary Member Celebration

texastribune.org — Join us as we celebrate five years of community supported nonpartisan news, data and events for all Texans at The Texas Tribune 5th Anniversary Member Celebration.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Natalie_Choate: Looking for something to do as you watch the clock? RSVP to @TexasTribune's 5th Anniv. Celebration @hotdogscoldbeer! trib.it/1txZclw

Oct 29, 2014

RT @Natalie_Choate: Did you see where @TexasTribune's 5th Anniversary Member Celebration is being held? @hotdogscoldbeer! RSVP & join us: h…