KERRVILLE, Texas (TEXAS TRIBUNE) - The two Republicans still running for U.S. Senate entered a crowded hotel ballroom deep in the heart of the Hill Country on Friday and politely shook hands.
The niceties ended there as Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz took turns advertising themselves as the only "fighter" in the race, a label both campaigns are furiously working to claim as their own.
The two men delivered back-to-back speeches to more than 150 people at a meeting of the Republican Women of Kerr County. Dewhurst spoke first.
"What I learned from my dad was service to country and the heart of a fighter," Dewhurst said. "I'm a real fighter."
He urged the roomful of Republicans to support the candidate "who has a record of doing the right thing, not just saying the right thing."
After three months of sitting in the middle of Lady Bird Lake, the art installation known as the Thirst Tree is being taken down.
Imagine being stuck in traffic for more than 2.5 hours just to get from downtown to Round Rock. According to the Texas A&M transportation Institute, that's exactly what will happen unless changes are made.
Joseph E. Holan, 44, of Georgetown died Tuesday morning after a car crashed into the bicycle he was riding. It happened in Round Rock on the Interstate 35 southbound frontage road.
Austin police charged a 40-year-old man with murder Tuesday in the death of his wife.
Homeowners in Bastrop County are being told by authorities to keep a watchful eye on their mailbox due to a recent influx of items being stolen from mailboxes.
In less than a year, two new single-gender middle schools will be coming to Northeast Austin.