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The Texas Supreme Court denied the state Republican Party's appeal to be allowed to host its in-person convention this week in Houston.

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The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is on the short list of "five serious contenders" to play host to the Republican National Convention in August, Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey told Austonia on Tuesday.

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Austin played host to nearly 30 million out-of-towners who dropped some $9.2 billion on the local economy last year, but local experts warn it could take years for hotel rooms, sports stadiums and banquet halls to return to those levels of tourism after pandemic-era restrictions devastated the travel industry this spring.
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