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Friday, Apr 4, 2014

Lone Star Politics - April 6, 2014

Lone Star Politics - April 6, 2014

NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News talks with candidates Kinky Friedman, David Alameel and more.

Friday, Jan 31, 2014

Lone Star Politics - February 2, 2014

Lone Star Politics - February 2, 2014

Lone Star Politics - presented by NBC 5 News and The Dallas Morning News with NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News.

Friday, Jan 31, 2014

Dallas Morning News' Wayne Slater On Lone Star Politics

Dallas Morning News' Wayne Slater On Lone Star Politics

Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer for The Dallas Morning News talked about breaking the story on gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on "Lone Star Politics." It airs Sunday at 8:40 am on NBC 5.

Friday, Jan 31, 2014

State Sen. Royce West on Lone Star Politics

State Sen. Royce West on Lone Star Politics

State Sen. Royce West (D) Dallas County talked about the Wendy Davis campaign with NBC 5's Kevin Cokely and Gromer M. Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News on Sunday's "Lone Star Politics." It airs Sunday at 8:40 am on NBC 5.

Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

Texas GOP Candidates: Immigration Stance Can Win Votes

Texas GOP Candidates: Immigration Stance Can Win Votes

Expect Texas Republicans to take hard line on immigration to win the party base for upcoming elections.

Saturday, Nov 9, 2013

Abbott And Davis Officially Running For Governor

Abbott And Davis Officially Running For Governor

Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis and GOP Attorney General Greg Abbott formally register to run for highest office in Texas.

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013

Texas Embarks On Next Round of Abortion Arguments

Texas Embarks On Next Round of Abortion Arguments

Next round in fight over abortion restrictions begins this week.

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013

Sen. Cruz: Members of GOP Turned On Colleagues

Sen. Cruz: Members of GOP Turned On Colleagues

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that Republicans lost the government shutdown budget battle because some members of his own party in Congress turned on their colleagues -- but he also said he expects they won't...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2013

Democrat Wendy Davis Campaigns In Heavily GOP Areas

Democrat Wendy Davis Campaigns In Heavily GOP Areas

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis hit the campaign trail in Waxahachie Saturday.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013

Sen. Wendy Davis Running for Texas Governor

Sen. Wendy Davis Running for Texas Governor

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis announced Thursday that she wants to be the next Governor of Texas.

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EF-0 Tornado Evidence Found in Keller, Watauga, NWS Says
EF-0 Tornado Evidence Found in Keller, Watauga, NWS Says

Severe thunderstorms moved through North Texas early Wednesday morning, bringing hail, lightning and dangerously high winds.

95 MPH Straight-Line Winds Hit Rockwall: NWS
95 MPH Straight-Line Winds Hit Rockwall: NWS

At least one person was injured and several homes damaged after severe storms tore through Rockwall early Wednesday morning, officials confirm.

North Texas Schools Close Due to Power Outages
North Texas Schools Close Due to Power Outages

Several North Texas schools close due to power outages after storms rolled through the area early Wednesday morning.

Woman Nearly Strikes Officers Near US Capitol; Shots Fired
Woman Nearly Strikes Officers Near US Capitol; Shots Fired

U.S. Capitol Police fired shots at a woman driver during a confrontation near the Capitol Building Wednesday morning. Officials say that just before the clash, the woman fled from a traffic stop and nearly hit officers. The woman, who has not been identified, was driving erratically just south of the U.S. Capitol about 9:20 a.m., police said. Officers tried to pull her over. But the driver made a U-turn and nearly hit officers, U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Maleki said in a mid-morning update. Police say the incident appears to be criminal in nature and not related to terrorism. The Capitol Building was not closed during the incident.