AUSTIN (KXAN) - The rough-and-tumble race for the state Senate district that stretches from South Austin to San Antonio heads to a runoff.
The biggest surprise in the Republican primary for District 25 is that former Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Joes was bested by physician Donna Campbell for the right to take on incumbent Jeff Wentworth on July 31.
Wentworth, battling to keep the seat he's held nearly 20 years, held a narrow lead -- finishing with just a 2 percentage point advantage over Campbell.
The campaign was largely a fight between Wentworth and Ames Jones. Wentworth, who has served in the Senate since 1993, traded enough accusation with Ames Jones to prompt both candidates to take court action against the other.
A radio ad from the Ames Jones campaign suggests Wentworth illegally double bills the state and his campaign for the same travel expenses, which is a potential felony.
Wentworth denies the allegation and said he has records dating back several years that back him up. Wentworth filed his lawsuit in San Antonio.
The Ames Jones campaign stood behind the ad, saying state and campaign expense records show a pattern of Wentworth billing the state and his campaign for hundreds of travel expenses, including gasoline and airfare.
County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the buyout of 23 homes in the Timber Creek neighborhood.
Willie Nelson's nine-hole golf course in Briarcliff is up for sale and the asking price is $3 million, according to a local real estate website.
The lawyer for embattled District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg argued Wednesday that the civil trial aimed at removing her from office should be dismissed.
Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff who won hearts and headlines with his humility and common touch, was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2013.
When Dawn Erin decided to seek health coverage for the first time in two decades, she was prepared for the red-tape run-around.
Most of the crowd that poured into Austin City Hall on Tuesday night was disappointed with the Parks and Recreation Department's decision to approve a smaller off leash area at Auditorium Shores.