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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
Dallas Police End Standoff Near Elementary School

Dallas Police End Standoff Near Elementary School

Dallas police have ended an hours-long standoff at a home where an armed robbery suspect barricaded himself inside Wednesday morning.

Officer Kills Knife-Wielding Man at Weatherford Motel

Officer Kills Knife-Wielding Man at Weatherford Motel

Police say an officer fatally shot a man who charged at authorities serving him a warrant at a Weatherford motel Tuesday night.

Missing Swimmer Found Dead on Lake Lewisville

Missing Swimmer Found Dead on Lake Lewisville

Police said the body of a missing 28-year-old man has been found on Lake Lewisville Tuesday evening.

Fake Navy SEAL Sentenced to Prison

Fake Navy SEAL Sentenced to Prison

Prosecutors say a North Texas man who falsely portrayed himself as a decorated Navy SEAL must serve more than four years behind bars.

Trump to Meet Mexico's President Before Immigration Speech

Trump to Meet Mexico's President Before Immigration Speech

Donald Trump will make a quick visit to Mexico on Wednesday, meeting with the president of a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals. The trip is a politically risky move for the Republican...

Aledo Boy, 15, Dies After Being Rushed from School Monday

Aledo Boy, 15, Dies After Being Rushed from School Monday

Students at Aledo High School are mourning a 15-year-old sophomore who died less than 24 hours after collapsing inside the school.