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Sunday, Apr 5, 2015

Source: Rand Paul To Announce Presidential Run

Source: Rand Paul To Announce Presidential Run

Sources tell NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine that U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R) Kentucky will announce a presidential bid this week.

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015

Cruz Criticizes; Perry Heckled At Iowa Conservative Forum

Cruz Criticizes; Perry Heckled At Iowa Conservative Forum

Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum.

Monday, Jan 26, 2015

TX Bill: Honoring Gay Marriages Could Cost Your Salary

TX Bill: Honoring Gay Marriages Could Cost Your Salary

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015

Bush, Mrs. Abbott Appear At Anti-Abortion Rally

Bush, Mrs. Abbott Appear At Anti-Abortion Rally

Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott and George P. Bush headline anti-abortion rally at the Capitol.

Monday, Nov 3, 2014

Abbott, Davis Spend Sunday Before Elections in DFW

Abbott, Davis Spend Sunday Before Elections in DFW

Texas gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis (D) and Greg Abbott (R) spent Sunday in Dallas/Fort Worth campaigning ahead of Tuesday's election.

Saturday, Sep 6, 2014

Abbott Responds to Davis' Abortion Revelation

Abbott Responds to Davis' Abortion Revelation

Greg Abbott, GOP candidate for Texas governor responds to Wendy Davis' revelation that she had an abortion. She is the Democratic candidate for the same office.

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Cruz Sounds Like He's Running in 2016

Cruz Sounds Like He's Running in 2016

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to tea party crowd in Dallas, just a day after another possible GOP presidential candidate.. Gov. Rick Perry.

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

State Sen. Wendy Davis Packs Food For Guard Troops

State Sen. Wendy Davis Packs Food For Guard Troops

State Sen. Wendy Davis responds to report that National Guard members are asking for food and fuel assistance.

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Mexico Blasts Perry Comments About Islamists

Mexico Blasts Perry Comments About Islamists

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comments that Islamic terrorists are entering the US from Mexico come under fire.

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Options After Governor Perry's Indictment

Options After Governor Perry's Indictment

A former prosecutor appointed by Governor Perry talks about the Governor's future after indictment. And a lawmaker questions if taxpayers will pick up the bill for Perry's defense.

Top Stories
Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead Cleared in Larceny Case
Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead Cleared in Larceny Case

Police in Virginia say the man charged with petit larceny and failure to appear in court is not Lucky Whitehead of the Dallas Cowboys.

Texas Mulls Revived 'Bathroom Bill' Despite Uncertain Odds
Texas Mulls Revived 'Bathroom Bill' Despite Uncertain Odds

Texas senators have begun an emotionally charged floor debate over a revived "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.

'Hotbed of Disease': New Tent City to be Cleared
'Hotbed of Disease': New Tent City to be Cleared

The City of Dallas began work to clear out the latest version of "Tent City" developed near downtown.

Texas Dentist Indicted After Child Injured
Texas Dentist Indicted After Child Injured

A grand jury in Houston has indicted a former dentist who authorities say failed to provide medical attention after a 4-year-old patient suffered a seizure that led to permanent brain damage.

Trump Vents Anew on Sessions, Who's Under Pressure to Quit
Trump Vents Anew on Sessions, Who's Under Pressure to Quit

President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, launching a fresh tirade against him on Twitter and at a press conference, while musing privately about firing the man who...

Woman Claims She Was Burnt by Scented Candle
Woman Claims She Was Burnt by Scented Candle

A Burleson woman says she is recovering from excruciating burns after flames from a Bath & Body Works 3-wick candle burst in her face when she tried to blow the candle out.