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FBI Arrests Longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price
FBI agents arrested longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Friday on warrants stemming from a bribery scheme in which Price is accused of accepting nearly $1 million.
Central Texas State Senator Named To Finance Committee
Republican Central Texas State Sen. Brian Birdwell has been named to the chamber’s Finance Committee.
Texas DMV: Specialty Plate Maker Hit $25 Revenue Goal Early
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles says a company hired to make specialty license plates hit its $25 million revenue goal early.
Cost Of UT Regent Probe Reaches Almost $600,000
The investigation of the actions of a University of Texas System regent has cost taxpayers nearly $600,000.
Special Election Set To Fill Vacant Texas Senate Seat
A special election to replace a longtime state senator has been scheduled.
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.
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