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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
New Clues in Road Rage Crash that Killed Firefighter

New Clues in Road Rage Crash that Killed Firefighter

Police hope surveillance images from a business near the crash site will help them find the truck driver that struck Trevor Gage’s motorcycle Saturday.

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Motorcycle Crashes on NW Loop 820

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Motorcycle Crashes on NW Loop 820

Fort Worth police say they found one motorcyclist dead and another injured after crashes on Northwest Loop 820 early Friday morning.

Video Captures Large Brawl at Dallas Taquería

Video Captures Large Brawl at Dallas Taquería

A Facebook user captures a nearly 6-minute video of a WWE-style fight at a Dallas taquería.

Hometown Hopefuls: The ‘Throw Princess’ from Azle

Hometown Hopefuls: The ‘Throw Princess’ from Azle

Shelbi Vaughan calls herself the “Throw Princess.” The self-described girly girl won’t step into the throwing ring unless her hair, nails and makeup are perfect. And don’t forget the big pink bow.

Istanbul Victim Was Trying to Save Son From ISIS

Istanbul Victim Was Trying to Save Son From ISIS

One of the dozens of people killed in an attack on an Istanbul airport Tuesday was a doctor on a mission to save his son from the terror group ISIS, officials and friends said. Fathi Bayoudh, a Tunisian...

Baylor Releases Former Commit Brandon Bowen

Baylor Releases Former Commit Brandon Bowen

After weeks of controversy Baylor has released another 2016 commit from his National Letter of Intent.