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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
Driver, 19, Killed in Arlington Road Rage Shooting
Driver, 19, Killed in Arlington Road Rage Shooting

Arlington police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a 19-year-old man during a suspected road rage incident along Interstate 20 Sunday evening.

Teen Gets Surprise, Emotional Visit from Country Star
Teen Gets Surprise, Emotional Visit from Country Star

For 19-year old Danielle Gray, a combination of her best friend's love, persistence and social media savvy turned heartbreak into a highlight.

Here's What Those Flashing Yellow Arrows Mean
Here's What Those Flashing Yellow Arrows Mean

If you are out driving, you may have noticed a flashing yellow turn arrow popping up across intersections around North Texas.

Trump Travel Ban Reinstated in Part, Gets Supreme Court Date
Trump Travel Ban Reinstated in Part, Gets Supreme Court Date

The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The action Monday is a victory...

Southwest Passenger Tries to Open Emergency Exit in Flight
Southwest Passenger Tries to Open Emergency Exit in Flight

A Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Houston was forced to make an emergency landing after a woman tried to open an emergency exit door, passengers say.

Silver Alert Issued for 81-Year-Old Irving Man
Silver Alert Issued for 81-Year-Old Irving Man

Irving police are asking for the public's help finding an 81-year-old man reported missing Sunday night.