Sen. Leticia Van de Putte joined military members at an event in San Antonio to rally support for Propositions 1 and 4. The first ballot measure would provide a tax break to the wives or husbands of service members who were killed in action. If passed, they would not have to pay property taxes where they currently live. Proposition 4 takes that concept further, allowing disabled veterans in Texas who receive donated homes to get a break on their property taxes, relative to their disability level.

In Thursday’s Capital Tonight, we spoke to one wounded veteran about what the measures mean to him, plus we checked in on hearings in Washington over the federal government’s flawed health care enrollment website.

BOOK FEST PREVIEW

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, a book published just this month takes readers to the political climate surrounding the city just a few years before the events of November 22, 1963 in Dealey Plaza.

We sat down with Bill Minutaglio, co-author of “Dallas 1963,” to talk about his research and his upcoming appearance at the Texas Book Festival on Saturday.

CANDIDATE CONVERSATION

Republican candidate Lisa Fritsch is the latest entrant in the Texas governor’s race. She joined us for a one-on-one interview about what separates her from her conservative counterparts.