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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
SF Bay Area Police Run Dallas Marathon for Slain Officers

SF Bay Area Police Run Dallas Marathon for Slain Officers

Five months ago, five police officers were killed in downtown Dallas. On Sunday, 20 California Bay Area police officers will pay tribute by running in the Dallas Marathon.

Local Boy Scouts Fill Care Packages for Overseas Soldiers

Local Boy Scouts Fill Care Packages for Overseas Soldiers

A troop of local Boy Scouts is making sure military men and women serving overseas have a little taste of home this holiday season. Saturday, Troop 224 teamed up with the task force Dagger Foundation to prepare...

Blue Star Prediction: Cowboys at Giants

Blue Star Prediction: Cowboys at Giants

NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs gives his prediction for Sunday night's Cowboys-Giants game on NBC 5.

Trump Attends Army/Navy Game; Switches Sides at Halftime

Trump Attends Army/Navy Game; Switches Sides at Halftime

President-elect Donald Trump partook in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday. The future commander-in-chief was greeted with cheers...

Hundreds of Trees Replanted in Tornado-Damaged Rowlett

Hundreds of Trees Replanted in Tornado-Damaged Rowlett

Volunteers replanted hundreds of trees in areas of Rowlett that were devastated by an EF-4 tornado last December.

Several Street Closures Underway for Marathon

Several Street Closures Underway for Marathon

Several streets throughout Dallas will remain closed until Sunday afternoon for the BMW Dallas Marathon.