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Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014

Davis to Announce Bid for Governor

Davis to Announce Bid for Governor

When Wendy Davis walks into the coliseum where she received her high school diploma on Thursday to announce a bid to become Texas governor, she will also walk onto a national stage from which she'll call...

Monday, Sep 30, 2013

Big Week Ahead For Wendy Davis

Big Week Ahead For Wendy Davis

Fort Worth Democrat and political rising star Wendy Davis talks to conference days before announcement, possibly to run for Texas Governor.

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013

Gov. Perry: Stop Obamacare But Not The Government

Gov. Perry: Stop Obamacare But Not The Government

Perry: federal health care law has failed but he doesn't want to shut down the government to stop it.

Sunday, Sep 8, 2013

Texas Lawmakers Showered With Free Football Tickets

Texas Lawmakers Showered With Free Football Tickets

Lawmakers given free Cowboys and college football tickets.

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013

Republican To Challenge Dallas DA Craig Watkins

Republican To Challenge Dallas DA Craig Watkins

Embattled Dallas DA Watkins draws 2014 Republican challenger.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013

Early Voting Begins for May 11 Elections

Early Voting Begins for May 11 Elections

Early voting in person begins Monday for the May 11 elections. Citizens have until May 7 to vote early.

Monday, Mar 18, 2013

Texas Lawmakers May Cut Perry's Power

Texas Lawmakers May Cut Perry's Power

One state bill under consideration seeks to impose a two-term limit.

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013

Perry to Address Conservative Policy Gathering

Perry to Address Conservative Policy Gathering

Gov. Rick Perry is delivering the keynote address at an annual policy orientation organized by a leading state conservative think tank.

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013

Ted Cruz to be Sworn in as U.S. Senator from Texas

Ted Cruz to be Sworn in as U.S. Senator from Texas

Tea party favorite Ted Cruz will be sworn in Thursday as the first Hispanic to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate.

Monday, Dec 17, 2012

Perry to Speak at NRH Tea Party Meeting

Perry to Speak at NRH Tea Party Meeting

Gov. Rick Perry is to speak at a North Texas tea party event Monday, trying to shore up that base as he mulls another run for governor and possibly a second presidential run.

Top Stories
Sherin Mathews' Sister to Remain in Foster Care
Sherin Mathews' Sister to Remain in Foster Care

While police wait for confirmation that a body found Sunday was a missing 3-year-old girl, a Dallas County judge has ordered that her sister remain in foster care for at least three more weeks.

Child's Body Found Near Home of Sherin Mathews
Child's Body Found Near Home of Sherin Mathews

Richardson Police on Monday were waiting for confirmation that a body found near the home of missing 3-year-old Sherin Mathews belonged to the child.

Early Voting Under Way; What's on Your Ballot?
Early Voting Under Way; What's on Your Ballot?

Early voting in the Nov. 7 election is underway and runs until Nov. 3. What will be on your ballot?

Teen Charged in Fatal Shooting of Garland Boy, 15
Teen Charged in Fatal Shooting of Garland Boy, 15

A North Texas teenager is facing a murder charge Monday after another teen was fatally shot in the head at a Garland park Friday.

Trump Couldn't Remember Fallen Soldier's Name: Widow
Trump Couldn't Remember Fallen Soldier's Name: Widow

The widow of a fallen soldier criticized President Donald Trump Monday over his condolence call last week, saying she was angered by his tone and that he couldn't remember her husband's name.

Radio Show Host Tom Joyner Announces Retirement
Radio Show Host Tom Joyner Announces Retirement

Tom Joyner, a popular radio show host on Magic 94.5 FM, has announced his show will end on its 25th anniversary in 2019.