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Beverly Powell

Hugh Parmer speaks at a press conference.
Ann Heisenfelt / AP Photo

Hugh Parmer, who led Fort Worth from 1977 to 1979 and served in both houses of the state legislature, has died. He was 80.

Michael Stravato / The Texas Tribune

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is ramping up his campaign in Texas, naming a state director while adding another endorsement from a state senator.

The former vice president’s Texas state director will be Dallas-based Democratic strategist Jane Hamilton, the Biden campaign told The Texas Tribune. At the same time, the campaign announced it has received the endorsement of state Sen. Beverly Powell of Burleson.

Burton and Powell campaigns / Facebook

In reliably red Tarrant County, a Democrat took back a swing state Senate district. It was a tight race between incumbent Republican Konni Burton and challenger Beverly Powell.