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Amid national rancor, TX legislative session stands apart

The 2018 election results helped pull the Texas Republican Party back toward the center by signaling to conservative firebrands like Dan Patrick that if they didn't tone down their rhetoric, they'd run the risk of Republicans losing Texas, says fellow Mark Jones. Austin American Statesman: https://atxne.ws/2Regsgu