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Staples was first elected agriculture commissioner of Texas in 2006 after previously serving in the Texas Senate and House.
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Says the Obama administration approved a major disaster declaration for Oklahoma in 2009, when nine of the state’s 77 counties burned for "about three days," while Texas wildfires have been burning for longer without such a declaration.
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Texas voters choose major-party nominees on Tuesday, though May run-offs are possible if the lead candidate in each primary fails to draw more than half the vote.
Warm up for voting by reviewing claims we checked during the election run-up--including a smoky statement about the planet’s warmth.
U.S. Senate hopefuls David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick flip-flopped on whether to change how senators are chosen. Yes, both said, then no.
Texan Todd Staples made a claim about his agency funding cameras watching the Texas-Mexico border.
Most of the program's funding originated with Uncle Sam.
A foe said Dewhurst is the first lieutenant governor of Texas to have a security detail. That appears so.
The Republican candidates for lieutenant governor faced questions on border security, abortion, education and other key topics in Monday night’s debate hosted by KERA-TV, Channel 13 in Dallas. Read on for the facts on claims they’ve made before -- and tell us what piqued your interest.
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