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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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Protesters Gather Again in Downtown Dallas

Protesters Gather Again in Downtown Dallas

A new rally bringing attention to police brutality is planned Friday night in Dallas.

Blue Bell to Pay $175,000 Fine Over Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell to Pay $175,000 Fine Over Listeria Outbreak

Brenham-based Blue Bell Creameries has agreed to immediately pay a $175,000 fine following last year's Listeria outbreak that sickened 10 and was linked to three deaths.

Police Impersonator Tries to Lure Boy in Park: Police

Police Impersonator Tries to Lure Boy in Park: Police

Rowlett police say a man posing as a police officer tried to lure a boy playing Pokemon Go in a park Friday morning.

See Broadway Right Here in Dallas

See Broadway Right Here in Dallas

Get your Dallas Summer Musicals season tickets now and catch six shows — from An American in Paris to Kinky Boots — for as low as $20 each.

Hillary's Moment: 'We Are Not Afraid'

Hillary's Moment: 'We Are Not Afraid'

Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, steeled for a volatile world by decades in politics that have left some Americans skeptical of...

Driver Dead in 18-Wheeler Crash Into Fence, Shed

Driver Dead in 18-Wheeler Crash Into Fence, Shed

The driver of a tractor-trailer, which careened off a North Texas road and crashed through a fence and storage shed, has died.