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UT/TT Poll on Perry, Cruz, and Abbott
I didn't see much that was surprising in yesterday's University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll .
Mon Jun 17, 2013
DVD parties with the Midland Opera Theater
Midland Opera Theater will start hosting their DVD parties! The DVD parties will take place at the Blakemore Planetarium, 1705 W. Missouri St. in Midland on Thursday, June 20th.
Hot Monday with Afternoon Thunderstorms, 6-17-13
Plenty of moisture in place will allow for heavy downpours in any thunderstorm that develops this afternoon and evening.
KFDX-TV Wichita Falls
T-O Tournament Delayed Due to Rain
Due to risk of lightning, the T-O Jr Golf Tournament is delayed until 9:30 this morning due to the weather conditions.
Rangel: Redistricting friends tough to find
State Sen. Kel Seliger quipped last week that Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst appointed him chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting because "he was under the impression I had a lot of friends."
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Of Post-it notes and President Powers
Recently, the Texas Tribune uncovered an open records request made on June 6 by Regent Wallace Hall directed at the office of President William Powers Jr. The extensive request called for "any and all emails, attachments to emails, documents, notes, post-it notes" and "memoranda" that had been exchanged between Powers and a list of individuals that ... (more)
VIDEO Inside Texas Politics
This week on Inside Texas Politics, Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst opens up about his U.S. Senate primary loss to fellow Republican Ted Cruz.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Dewhurst's Senate cut taxes and helped business, but is the Tea Party happy?
In the What-Has-David-Dewhurst-Done-For-Us-Lately Dept., all the lieutenant governor did this session was help the Texas Senate find us more water, cancel some school tests and save tax money.
KFDX-TV Wichita Falls
Police: Three Sought in Meadow Lake Home Invasion
Police say they were seen leaving the home in a large, older model, four-door Buick that's dark in color.
Perry Signs Unemployment Drug-Testing Bill
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he's heard from hundreds of employers across the state over the years about how hard it is for them to find job applicants who can pass a pre-employment drug test.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Party tensions reach boiling point over redistricting, women's issues
Their expressions stern, the exchanges heated, the Texas Senate approved without changes temporary electoral maps drawn by federal judges after a narrow vote along party lines.
The Rockwall News
Perry adds regulation of abortion procedures, providers, facilities to special session
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has added "legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities" to the agenda of the special session of the state legislature which began Tuesday, after being urged to do so by Lt.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Lt. Gov. Dewhurst talks Ted Cruz, appealing to Tea Party voters
FORT WORTH Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst suggested messaging may be the reason why he's not as popular with Tea Party voters as other conservative candidates in the state.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Texas Senate panel OKs redistricting maps drawn as interim
Disregarding objections and alternatives put forth by Democrats, a Republican-controlled Senate panel Wednesday approved a set of controversial redistricting maps endorsed by Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott .
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Abortion added to special session agenda
For the second time in as many days, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday expanded the scope of the Legislature's special session, adding to the agenda this time an issue that's sure to ignite fiery fights in the House and Senate - abortion.
Off the Kuff
Patrick involved in another Senate squabble
A powerful Republican urged the Senate last week to strip a plum committee chairmanship from a GOP colleague who voted against the state budget, six senators said Friday.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Insurance Journal West
New Insurance Commissioner to Address Texas Insurance Symposium
Julia Rathgeber, newly appointed Commissioner of the Texas Department of Insurance, will speak at the 21st annual Mid-Year Property and Casualty Insurance Symposium.
2014 Election Predictions
Ambitious and sometimes wildly optimistic candidates for statewide offices are running all over the place, energized by the number of potential open seats on the 2014 ballots.
El Paso Times
Texas Legislature: Special session costs rising
Walk into the Texas Capitol and you'd hardly know the state Legislature has been called into a 30-day special session.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Bay Area Observer
Perry Signs Landmark Water Legislation
Gov. Rick Perry ceremonially signed House Bill 4, which lays the foundation for meeting Texas' water future water needs.