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Texas 2020

Jul 8, 2013 — Within a decade, Hispanics are projected to eclipse non-Hispanic whites as the largest race or ethnic group in Texas. The political impact could reverberate across the nation.
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Jul 5, 2013 — As American media struggles, the Texas press ecosystem finds some energy thanks to new digital players and a turnaround in the economy.
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Jul 4, 2013 — When it comes to selling Texas Latinos on the Republican Party, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz would seem like a natural. But even though he is the son of a Cuban refugee, Cruz is much closer to his Tea Party supporters' hard line on immigration than he is to the Republicans who are urging a more accommodating position for the sake of the party's future.
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Jul 4, 2013 — Unlike many places in America where Latinos are a relatively new minority group, Texas Hispanics were there before white Anglos. In some ways, having once been part of Mexico has lessened the tensions between whites and Latinos. But that's not always the case.
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Jul 4, 2013 — In a state with a fast-growing Latino population, the fight over immigration is especially relevant. There's scant backing for the Senate's immigration bill among Texas Republicans in Washington, but some Texans say those lawmakers are "behind the curve."
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Jul 3, 2013 — Democrats see opportunity in Texas' fast-growing Latino population. But the Republican Party is strong in Texas — very strong. Still, the GOP is split on how to handle the upcoming demographic changes: play to the base or try to recruit new Republicans?
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Jul 3, 2013 — Almost no one knows more about the rapidly growing Texas population than the state's demographer, Lloyd Potter. He talks about the historic shift in Hispanic population — and why he's glad he isn't studying the demographics of, say, New Hampshire.
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Jul 3, 2013 — Texas is a Republican stronghold and has been for years. But the Latino population is growing fast. And that provides Democrats with an opening.
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Jul 2, 2013 — Veterans of President Obama's presidential campaigns want to challenge Republicans' domination of the state's politics. The group says Texas' shifting demographics — including a fast-growing Hispanic population — combined with an intense grass-roots effort could give them an opening.
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Jul 2, 2013 — The good news for Texas Democrats is that the state is becoming more urban. The bad news? It could be many years before urban Democratic voting margins are high enough for them to win statewide elections.
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