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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.

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Storm Chances Increase Late Afternoon
Storm Chances Increase Late Afternoon

Dangerous storms expected.

Son Shoots Father, SWAT Standoff in Arlington Ends
Son Shoots Father, SWAT Standoff in Arlington Ends

A standoff between Arlington SWAT officers and a man accused of shooting his father multiple times inside a home is over, police say.

Cowboys Re-Sign TE Jason Witten to 4-Year Extension
Cowboys Re-Sign TE Jason Witten to 4-Year Extension

The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed tight end Jason Witten to a four-year extension, according to a report.

Mother Outraged Over TSA's Treatment of Son at D/FW Airport
Mother Outraged Over TSA's Treatment of Son at D/FW Airport

A mother is "livid" after she said her young son was detained for more than an hour at D/FW International Airport Sunday morning.

Lawyer: White House Moved to Squelch Testimony; WH Denies It
Lawyer: White House Moved to Squelch Testimony; WH Denies It

A lawyer for former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates wrote in letters last week that the Trump administration was trying to limit her testimony at congressional hearings focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The hearing was later canceled by the House intelligence committee chairman. In the letters, attorney David O'Neil said he understood the Justice Department was invoking "further constraints" on testimony Yates could provide at a committee hearing that had been scheduled for Tuesday. He said the department's position was that all actions she took as deputy attorney general were "client confidences" that could not be disclosed without written approval. "We believe that the Department's position in this regard is overbroad, incorrect, and inconsistent with the Department's historical approach to the congressional testimony of current and former senior officials," O'Neil wrote in a March 23 letter to Justice Department official Samuel Ramer.

1 Dead, 3 Injured in Crash on Dallas North Tollway in Frisco
1 Dead, 3 Injured in Crash on Dallas North Tollway in Frisco

Police say one person was killed and three others were injured in a crash on the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco Monday night.