The swirling force of Texas politics

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Watch: Chopper 5 Over DFW Flooding

Watch: Chopper 5 Over DFW Flooding

Flood waters submerged Texas highways and threatened more homes Friday when a squall line stalled over Dallas overnight Thursday, dropping record-setting rainfall and triggering a Flash Flood Emergency in North...

Loop 12 Closed Near I-30 Due to Flooding

Loop 12 Closed Near I-30 Due to Flooding

Dallas city officials say a stretch of Loop 12 between Irving Boulevard and Interstate 30 will be closed for the next seven days due to flooding.

Grapevine Roads Closed, Lake Expected to Top Spillway

Grapevine Roads Closed, Lake Expected to Top Spillway

The City of Grapevine is closing several roads, parks and boat ramps over concerns Lake Grapevine will rise above the spillway.

Denton Co. Leaders Prepare for More Flooding

Denton Co. Leaders Prepare for More Flooding

Due to flooding and the potential for more flooding, Denton County leaders are urging residents to prepare for high water, especially those living near Lakes Lewisville, Ray Roberts and Grapevine.

Ex-House Speaker Hastert Indicted on Federal Charges

Ex-House Speaker Hastert Indicted on Federal Charges

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert made regular bank withdrawals below a limit that would require reporting and then lied to federal officials when asked about those withdrawals, according to a...

Tarrant Co., Grand Prairie Confirm West Nile Samples

Tarrant Co., Grand Prairie Confirm West Nile Samples

Tarrant County Public Health and the City of Grand Prairie have confirmed positive samples of the West Nile virus in mosquito pools.