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Perry Orders As Many As 1,000 National Guard Troops To Border
As expected, Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday directed the state’s adjutant general to prepare to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the border.
Planned Parenthood Plans $3 Million Texas Campaign
Planned Parenthood plans an aggressive campaign to support Texas Democrats this fall.
Perry Returns To Iowa To Court Voters
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is on his fourth trip to Iowa in eight months.
Perry Tells Hispanic Group Border Must Be Secured
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told a group of Hispanic ministers that the U.S. must boost its presence on the southern border.
Cruz To Visit Texas-Mexico Border
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will visit the border Saturday.
Local Jobless Rates Rose Again In June
Local jobless rates rose for a second straight month in June while the statewide rate remained steady.
Woman Will Chair Texas Senate Finance Committee For First Time
State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, was named Thursday to chair the powerful Senate Finance Committee.
Texas Medicaid Enrollment Grows By 80,000
The number of Texans enrolled in Medicaid has increased by 80,000, despite the state’s rejection of the program’s expansion under the health care law.
Denton Voters Will Decide Whether To Ban Fracking
Denton voters will decide this fall whether to ban hydraulic fracturing after the Denton City Council voted 5-2 against banning the practice.
Davis Has Raised $27 Million Since Filibuster, But Still Lags
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has raised $27 million since her state Senate filibuster last summer, but she still lags behind Republican Greg Abbott.
Appeals Court Rules UT Can Use Race In Admissions
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue to use race in undergraduate admissions.
Texas Appeals Court Judge Charged With DWI
A Texas appeals court judge was charged with driving while intoxicated after an early-morning traffic stop over the weekend.
George W. Bush Undergoes Surgery On Second Knee
Former President George W. Bush has undergone partial knee replacement surgery for a second time.
Turmoil At UT Could Hamper Efforts To Find New Leaders
A shakeup at the top at the University of Texas could hamper efforts to find new leaders.
Texas Redistricting Trial Starts Monday
A trial starts Monday on a challenge to Texas voting maps approved in 2011.
State Lawmaker Appears Before Grand Jury In Perry Probe
A Republican state lawmaker Friday appeared before the grand jury that’s investigating whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by making good on a threatened veto.
UT President To Resign In 2015
The president of the University of Texas will step down in June 2015 under the terms of a negotiated exit.
Davis Takes Abbott To Task During Waco Stop
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis took her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, to task Tuesday during an appearance in Waco for a ruling that says the state doesn’t have to disclose the potentially dangerous chemicals stored at plants around Texas.
Perry Will Meet With Obama On Border Crisis
Gov. Rick Perry has accepted an invitation to meet with the president, faith leaders and local officials Wednesday to discuss the border crisis.
Perry Won’t Greet Obama; Wants Meeting On Immigration
Texas Gov. Rick Perry won’t be on hand to greet the president when he arrives in Austin Wednesday, but says he does want to meet with him about the immigration crisis.
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