Wade Goodwyn Wade Goodwyn is a NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.

Ted Cruz's success is rooted in the idea that there's no such thing as too conservative, both inside electoral politics and in governing. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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As His Moderate Rivals Are 'Ripping Each Other Apart,' Ted Cruz Sees An In

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In San Antonio, a church-based group is helping to raise the minimum wage for city employees. Koocheekoo/Flickr hide caption

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In Conservative Town, Faith-Based Group Tackles Minimum Wage Hike

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Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorado's Coors Events Center on Oct. 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Prairie View, Texas, Reflects On History Of Racism After Police Incidents

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faced a preliminary hearing in San Antonio last week. He faces a possible court-martial for walking off his base in Afghanistan in 2009. An Army investigation produced a wealth of new information on his motivations. The major general who led the inquiry recommended against a prison sentence. AP hide caption

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The Fate Of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Now In The Hands Of His Superiors

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Chief Investigator Says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Shouldn't Be Sent To Prison

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Hearing To Decide If Court-Martial Is Warranted For Bowe Bergdahl

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Monday. Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At Massive Dallas Rally, Trump's Speech Lacks Policy

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Rick Perry phone-banking during his reelection campaign as governor of Texas in 2006. There was evidence of the problems that lay ahead in his presidential campaigns in those days in Texas. Michael Stravato/AP hide caption

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So Many Sports, So Little Time: Texas High School Athletes Opt Out Of Football

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Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk had missed events and been absent for the past three weeks. Her staff said she was on a long vacation, but she later said she is being treated for depression. Courtesy Stella Chavez/KERA News hide caption

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (left) support among Republican voters nationally is neither wide nor deep. Meanwhile, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is busily ascending the GOP escalator. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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One Of The Nation's Biggest Urban Forests Isn't Where You'd Expect

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