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Texas Gun Debate Goes Wild, Wild West
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Texas Gun Debate Goes Wild, Wild West

What many thought was a slam-dunk in the Republican-controlled Legislature -- allowing the open carry of handguns in Texas -- turned into a tempest in the opening weeks of the session. Read »

Jan 31, 2015
Perry Suffers Legal Setback; House Embraces 'I Am Poncho'

Perry Suffers Legal Setback; House Embraces 'I Am Poncho'

Here's a look at who else had a tough week in Texas politics -- and who fared better. Read »

Jan 31, 2015
Abbott Urges Civility After Lawmaker's Muslim Remarks

Abbott Urges Civility After Lawmaker's Muslim Remarks

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says "we must have civil discourse" after a freshman Texas lawmaker instructed... Read »

Jan 30, 2015
Rick Perry Again Seeks Dismissal of Case

Rick Perry Again Seeks Dismissal of Case

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's legal team for the third time is seeking to have felony abuse-of-power charges... Read »

Jan 30, 2015
Former GOP Candidate Mitt Romney Will Not Run in 2016

Former GOP Candidate Mitt Romney Will Not Run in 2016

After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will... Read »

Jan 30, 2015
UT Chancellor Writes GOP Leaders to Oppose Campus Carry

UT Chancellor Writes GOP Leaders to Oppose Campus Carry

The new chancellor of the University of Texas System told Gov. Greg Abbott and other top Republicans on Thursday... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
Texas Bill Would Require Rear-Facing Car Seats

Texas Bill Would Require Rear-Facing Car Seats

A North Texas lawmaker has filed a bill he hopes will keep young children safe in the car. Watch »

Jan 29, 2015
Texas AG Paxton Won't Face State Corruption Charges

Texas AG Paxton Won't Face State Corruption Charges

State public corruption prosecutors have closed their investigation into possible ethics violations against new... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
Abbott to Abolish Perry's Pet Fund for Startups

Abbott to Abolish Perry's Pet Fund for Startups

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is planning to abolish Rick Perry's pet program that gave $200 million in taxpayer... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
Fort Worth Mayor to Run for Third Term

Fort Worth Mayor to Run for Third Term

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price officially announced her plans Wednesday to run for a third term as mayor. Watch »

Jan 28, 2015
Lawmaker Confronted By Gun Rights Group Gets Security

Lawmaker Confronted By Gun Rights Group Gets Security

A Texas lawmaker has been provided security after his confrontation with gun rights activists led to panic buttons... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Perry: Felony Case Won't Delay 2016 Preps

Perry: Felony Case Won't Delay 2016 Preps

A judge's refusal to quash felony abuse of power charges won't derail — or even delay — former Texas Gov. Watch »

Jan 28, 2015
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NYC's "Rent Is Too Damn High" Candidate Facing Eviction

A New York City man who made his political name over the claim that "the rent is too damn high" may soon not have a... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Judge Refuses to Toss Indictments Against Former Gov. Perry

Judge Refuses to Toss Indictments Against Former Gov. Perry

A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Rick Perry to Visit With Republicans in South Carolina

Rick Perry to Visit With Republicans in South Carolina

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is headed to South Carolina as early maneuvering continues before the 2016 presidential... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
First Senate Draft Budget Promises $4B in Tax Cuts

First Senate Draft Budget Promises $4B in Tax Cuts

The Texas Senate has unveiled its first draft of the state budget, promising $4 billion in tax cuts but offering few... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Open Carry Not a Top Senate Priority: Lt. Gov.

Open Carry Not a Top Senate Priority: Lt. Gov.

After pledging in his campaign to fight for open carry of handguns in Texas, Republican Lt. Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Guns on Campus Bill Has Votes to Pass TX Senate: GOP

Guns on Campus Bill Has Votes to Pass TX Senate: GOP

Two Republican senators say a proposal that would allow college students to carry guns on campus already has enough... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
At Koch Summit, Rand Paul Splits with Cruz, Rubio

At Koch Summit, Rand Paul Splits with Cruz, Rubio

Rand Paul showed how he might disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks nomination in a debate on... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
First Candidate Enters Houston Mayoral Race

First Candidate Enters Houston Mayoral Race

The first official candidate has entered the race to become the next mayor of Houston. Read »

Jan 26, 2015
 

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