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Perry: Disparaging Tweet About Prosecutor Was Unauthorized
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a tweet from his personal account disparaging the Democratic district attorney he’s charged with trying to oust unlawfully was not authorized.
Raid On Houston Votes Group Raises Questions
A previously unreported state election-fraud raid on a Houston group didn’t lead to charges, but is now raising questions.
Federal Judge Throws Out Key Part Of Texas Abortion Law
A federal judge threw out a key portion of the state’s restrictive abortion law Friday.
Plastic Bag Bans Illegal, Texas Attorney General Says
Municipal bans on single-use plastic shopping bags are illegal, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott ruled Friday.
Abbott Backs Out Of TV Debate With Davis
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has backed out of a statewide televised debate with his Democratic gubernatorial opponent, Fort Worth state Sen. Wendy Davis.
Film Incentives Keep Texas In Filmmaking Picture, Official Says
State incentives are helping to lure film production companies to Texas, an official says.
Judge Again Declares Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
A Texas district judge Thursday ruled that the state’s school finance system is unconstitutional, despite a $3.4 billion increase in funding.
TxDOT Backs Off On Billboard Proposal
The Texas Department of Transportation is backing off on its proposal to raise the height of highway billboards.
Texas Buzzing About Possible Perry-Cruz Battle In 2016
Political watchers in Texas are abuzz about a possible battle between Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz in 2016.
Texas Judge Set To Issue Final School Finance Ruling
A Texas judge’s staff says a written ruling on the state’s school finance system should be filed Thursday.
Davis Pushes For Women’s Vote In Race For Texas Governor
Texas Democrat Wendy Davis is aggressively courting women voters in her race for governor.
Perry: Taxpayers Won’t Pick Up Legal Tab
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says taxpayers won’t pay legal bills stemming from his indictment on two felony charges of abuse of power.
Davis Spends $4 Million On Attack Ads
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis spent about $4 million this month on attack ads.
Perry’s Attorneys Want Indictments Dismissed
Attorneys want a judge to dismiss indictments against Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Texas House Panel Censures UT System Regent
A state House panel voted Monday to censure University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall, but chose not to pursue impeachment.
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.
Pat Green, Clay Walker Headline Texas Inaugural Celebration
Waco’s Pat Green, Clay Walker and the Eli Young Band are among the musicians who will perform during the Texas Inaugural celebration in Austin.
Bush 41 Endorses Perry
Former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara have endorsed Gov. Rick Perry.
Census: Hispanic Businesses Increase In Texas
Texas ranks third nationally in the number of Hispanic-owned businesses.
LBJ’s Daughter Remains Hospitalized
The youngest daughter of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was still in the hospital Monday, but was doing better as doctors treat her for rare autoimmune disorder.
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