Poll: Biden draws even with Trump in Texas; Hegar closing in on Cornyn in Senate race
AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has drawn even in Texas with President Donald Trump, and Democrat MJ Hegar is closing in on U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in the Quinnipiac University poll of likely Texas voters released Wednesday afternoon.“Biden and Trump find themselves in a Texas standoff, setting the stage for a bare-knuckle battle for 38 electoral votes,” said Quinnipiac University Polling analyst Tim Malloy.In the Senate race, Malloy said, “While Cornyn maintains a lead, there are still two weeks to go, and you can’t count Hegar out.”In its last Texas poll, released Sep...
No foul play linked to latest Fort Hood soldier death, Army says
AUSTIN, Texas — Fort Hood officials earlier this week said foul play is not suspected in the case of U.S. Army Pvt. Corlton Chee, who died Sept. 2 after collapsing during physical fitness training.In a statement released Tuesday, officials at Fort Hood said the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences is still working with the Army to determine the 25-year-old soldier’s cause of death.“It is too early in the process to draw any conclusions about why he collapsed or passed away,” the statement from the Army said.The soldier on the morning of Aug. 28 was instructed to run a total of 2.2 miles...