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Voting Registration Numbers Are Up in Texas

nbcdfw.com — According to the Texas Secretary of State's office, the number of registered party voters in the state has gone up a half a million since the primary. It is now 14.7 million. There is no way to quantify the data, according to a spokesperson.

Sports Trainer Coaches Athletes on Life in the Public Eye

nbcdfw.com — After San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem before a recent game, NBC 5 spoke with a North Texas trainer about athletes in the public eye. "Athletes are becoming more opinionated than ever before," said Angel Rivera, owner of All Out Sports Training in Dallas.

New Dallas GOP Chair 'Will Make Certain he Party is On Sound Financial Foundation'

nbcdfw.com — The new Dallas County Republican Chairman, Phillip Huffines, came to NBC 5 this afternoon to discuss his new position. He inherits a party with a diminished war chest, reportedly with $180 in its bank account when the former chairman resigned. "I spent a lot of time on fundraising.

Lee Harvey Oswald Mural in Bishop Arts District Draws Opinions

nbcdfw.com — The Bishop Arts District is known for its murals and bright colors, but a new black-and-white mural of Lee Harvey Oswald is now getting attention. The mural is located on the side of Members Only barbershop at West 7th Street and North Madison Avenue, and at least one Oak Cliff couple is very upset about it.

Donald Trump Returns to Texas

Sen. Ted Cruz Will Likely Face Challenges in 2018

nbcdfw.com — Senator Ted Cruz is making several stops in Texas this week. He is meeting with constituents, and has visited Fort Bliss. Cruz also went to Laredo and toured the border. Cruz is back home after making his mark at the GOP Convention last month.

Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine Visits North Texas

nbcdfw.com — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-VA, the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee, wrapped up a two-day fundraising trip to Texas on Wednesday with stops in Fort Worth and Dallas. Kaine made a quick visit to Gloria's restaurant in the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff, where he met with voters.

Police and Fire Associations Give Thumbs Down to Dallas Budget Numbers

nbcdfw.com — Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez gave a glimpse of the proposed Dallas budget on Friday, which includes pay raises for first responders. "It seeks to strengthen, in particular, the area of our police department," Gonzalez said.

Texas Delegates: Trump's Week Doesn't Affect Unity

nbcdfw.com — It was a fragile unity that Texas delegates formed at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Many of the delegates wanted Sen. Ted Cruz to be the nominee, and the state's primary vote reflected that. There was further disappointment for some delegates who wanted Cruz to come out and endorse Donald Trump, which he did not.

Two Candidates Emerge for Dallas County Republican Chair

nbcdfw.com — Two Republicans have put their name in the hat to replace Mark Montgomery, who abruptly resigned Tuesday as Dallas County Republican Chairman, citing personal reasons.
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