ALICE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas state House race may hold clues to how successful Republicans can be at winning over Hispanic voters in the future.
The tight contest for Texas House District 43 takes place in a predominantly Hispanic area west of Corpus Christi that the GOP has historically conceded on Election Day.
But with the state's population boom being fueled by Latinos, the Republicans face a greater need to win over Hispanic voters if they hope to continue dominating Texas politics.
That's why Republican donors are pouring mountains of cash -- nearly half a million dollars -- to support J.M. Lozano. He was elected to the House as a Democrat in 2010 but switched parties in March.
He's in a toss-up race with ex-Democratic state Rep. Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles.
Light snow flurries were reported early Saturday just north of the KXAN viewing area. Sub-freezing temperatures along with a slight chance of light snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue through Sunday morning.
Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered an Austin teacher in Benghazi on Thursday.
Back in June, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law officially letting teachers and students use greetings such as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hannukah" in school, all without getting in any trouble.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
Sub-freezing temperatures and an approaching upper level disturbance could combine to produce some patchy freezing drizzle or sleet Saturday and early Sunday morning.