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Sunday, Apr 5, 2015

Source: Rand Paul To Announce Presidential Run

Source: Rand Paul To Announce Presidential Run

Sources tell NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine that U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R) Kentucky will announce a presidential bid this week.

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015

Cruz Criticizes; Perry Heckled At Iowa Conservative Forum

Cruz Criticizes; Perry Heckled At Iowa Conservative Forum

Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum.

Monday, Jan 26, 2015

TX Bill: Honoring Gay Marriages Could Cost Your Salary

TX Bill: Honoring Gay Marriages Could Cost Your Salary

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015

Bush, Mrs. Abbott Appear At Anti-Abortion Rally

Bush, Mrs. Abbott Appear At Anti-Abortion Rally

Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott and George P. Bush headline anti-abortion rally at the Capitol.

Monday, Nov 3, 2014

Abbott, Davis Spend Sunday Before Elections in DFW

Abbott, Davis Spend Sunday Before Elections in DFW

Texas gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis (D) and Greg Abbott (R) spent Sunday in Dallas/Fort Worth campaigning ahead of Tuesday's election.

Saturday, Sep 6, 2014

Abbott Responds to Davis' Abortion Revelation

Abbott Responds to Davis' Abortion Revelation

Greg Abbott, GOP candidate for Texas governor responds to Wendy Davis' revelation that she had an abortion. She is the Democratic candidate for the same office.

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Cruz Sounds Like He's Running in 2016

Cruz Sounds Like He's Running in 2016

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to tea party crowd in Dallas, just a day after another possible GOP presidential candidate.. Gov. Rick Perry.

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

State Sen. Wendy Davis Packs Food For Guard Troops

State Sen. Wendy Davis Packs Food For Guard Troops

State Sen. Wendy Davis responds to report that National Guard members are asking for food and fuel assistance.

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Mexico Blasts Perry Comments About Islamists

Mexico Blasts Perry Comments About Islamists

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comments that Islamic terrorists are entering the US from Mexico come under fire.

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Options After Governor Perry's Indictment

Options After Governor Perry's Indictment

A former prosecutor appointed by Governor Perry talks about the Governor's future after indictment. And a lawmaker questions if taxpayers will pick up the bill for Perry's defense.

Top Stories
One Person Dead After Small Plane Crash in Wise County
One Person Dead After Small Plane Crash in Wise County

The pilot of a small plane was killed and his three passengers, two of them children, were injured when the single-engine aircraft crashed on takeoff from a rural airfield in Wise County.

Fast Cars, Easy Money Fueled DCS Corruption
Fast Cars, Easy Money Fueled DCS Corruption

From fast cars to expensive art and wads of cash, court documents detail the items seized from the men who have pleaded guilty in the Dallas County Schools Corruption case.

A to F: School District Report Cards Have Been Released
A to F: School District Report Cards Have Been Released

The ratings are to be based on how the schools performed in the 2017-18 school year.

Dallas ISD Trustees Approve Tax Hike, Now Goes Before Voters
Dallas ISD Trustees Approve Tax Hike, Now Goes Before Voters

Years of debate over increasing Dallas Independent School District taxes came to a head Thursday night as trustee approved a measure that will put the question before voters in November.

Bodies of Missing Wife, Daughters Found in Colorado
Bodies of Missing Wife, Daughters Found in Colorado

After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them. He longed for the simple things, he said, like telling...

NBC 5 Responds After Man's New Smartphone is Lost Via Shipping
NBC 5 Responds After Man's New Smartphone is Lost Via Shipping

Learn what you should know if you're getting the runaround with a lost shipment.