Leticia Van de Putte Texas News Roundup By Cindee Talley • Sep 15, 2014 Brandon Burns / texastribune.org Here's a taste of Texas news: Texas is a dangerous place to work. Texas leads the nation in workplace fatalities and workplace injuries reported the Texas Tribune. The rest of the story is here. Kinky Friedman could be Texas Democrat’s best chance at a statewide win By Cindee Talley • Mar 17, 2014 NICOLE WEINGART / nashvillescene.com Texas Democrats' best hope to score a win in the statewide election could be Kinky Friedman. Friedman is in the May 27 runoff with Jim Hogan to be the Democratic nominee for agriculture commissioner reported Ross Ramsey for the Texas Tribune. Texas politicians who learn Spanish are at an advantage By Adam Vos • Dec 25, 2013 Marjorie Cotera / Jennifer Whitney / Callie Richmond / Spencer Selvidge Spanish-speakers now make up nearly one-third of the population of Texas, and political observes say that's an important factor for politicians to consider during the upcoming 2014 election season.