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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
Smoke Warning Issued in Massive Fort Worth Warehouse Fire
Smoke Warning Issued in Massive Fort Worth Warehouse Fire

A firefighter has been injured while battling a furniture storage warehouse fire in east Fort Worth.

Six Flags Replaces Confederate Flags With American Flags
Six Flags Replaces Confederate Flags With American Flags

In light of a recent efforts to remove Confederate symbols from American cities, Six Flags Over Texas has decided to stop flying the Confederate flag at it's park in Arlington.

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Says Confederate Statues Must Come Down
Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Says Confederate Statues Must Come Down

Confederate statues in the city of Dallas must come down, according to Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway.

5 Facts That Make Modern Pet Ownership Easy
5 Facts That Make Modern Pet Ownership Easy

Owning a pet is a big responsibility, but it can fit any lifestyle and budget by considering these simple facts

Bannon Out: Trump Chief Strategist Leaving White House
Bannon Out: Trump Chief Strategist Leaving White House

Steve Bannon, senior strategist to President Donald Trump, is leaving the administration, agreeing with Trump's chief of staff that Friday would be his last day in the role, the White House announced. His...

$70.3M High School Stadium Tops Everything Else in the US
$70.3M High School Stadium Tops Everything Else in the US

The Katy Independent School District, outside Houston, unveiled the most expensive high school football stadium in the country