Wendy Davis

Campaigns contend with vitriol on social media

Mar 19, 2014
KETR / ketr.org

The Texas gubernatorial candidates’ Facebook pages and Twitter feeds are prime opportunities for the hopefuls to take their messages directly to supporters and other interested parties, allowing them to showcase their latest announcements and provide forums for comments and feedback.

Easy primary victories for Abbott and Davis

Mar 5, 2014
NPR

They never had to sweat their primaries, so on Tuesday night Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis turned their attention to a fall election that is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested and closely watched Texas governor’s races in decades. 

Davis calls for increased access to full-day pre-K

Feb 12, 2014
NPR

In the latest of her education reform proposals, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is calling for increased access to full-day pre-kindergarten programs and an expansion of early-childhood reading programs.

Davis’ plan, which proposes that school districts across the state offer full-day pre-K programs beyond the three hours a day the state already funds, pivots on her push for further restoration of spending cuts made by the Legislature in 2011.

Davis says critics picked on 'wrong Texas gal'

Jan 29, 2014
NPR

Saying she’d “had enough,” state Sen. Wendy Davis unloaded on Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday night, blaming him and his allies for waging a smear campaign against her family and warning he had picked a fight with the “wrong Texas gal.”

 

Fort Worth fire starter caught

Apr 11, 2012

A homeless man has been charged with arson after being accused of throwing molotov cocktails at the office of State Senator Wendy Davis.