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Alexa Ura

Alexa Ura covers demographics, voting rights and politics for The Texas Tribune, with a focus on the state's growing Hispanic population. She previously covered health care for the Tribune, where she started as an intern. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with a journalism degree.

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 Brandon Thibodeaux

Boater Education Courses Target Invasive Species

One way that invasive aquatic species like the zebra mussel can spread across Texas waterways is via boats that aren't cleaned. New legislation requires boater education courses to address the importance of cleaning boats. This story is part of our monthlong 31 Days, 31 Ways series.

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 Bob Daemmrich

With Big War Chest, Abbott Starts Spending

With the biggest war chest in the state, Attorney General Greg Abbott will be hard to beat in his campaign for governor. His campaign has spent more in the first half of this year than it did in 2012. Where is the money going?

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 Afshin Darian

Views Are Mixed on Beverage Sales Tax Hike

Bars and restaurants are going to be paying half of the taxes they pay now on cocktails. But Texas consumers aren't likely to see that savings. Instead, your margaritas and bloody marys could get a little pricier next year.

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 Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Phil Roeder

Interactive: Abbott vs. the Federal Government

Led by Attorney General Greg Abbott, Texas has fought the federal government for control over various issues, including environmental regulation and oversight of voting laws. Use this interactive to look at the current legal battles.

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