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2 hrs ago | The Republic

Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.


Related Topix: Texas, The Perrys, Gospel, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Travis County, TX

6 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas voter ID battle to continue in court

As it is required in every election in Texas since last November, people voting in the special election in state Senate District 28 must show government-issued photo identification before casting their ballots.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Texas, US House of Representatives, Representative Marc Veasey, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, US Supreme Court

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Only the White House is talking about a government shutdown, Ted Cruz says

The other potential 2016 presidential candidates who spoke at the Americans for Prosperity conference this weekend - including Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul - were outshone by Sen. Ted Cruz , whose raucous, rabble-rousing speech centered on a hawkish foreign policy, repealing the Affordable Care Act, defending constitutional rights and ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Texas

13 hrs ago |

Representative Matt Krause Files Suit Against Texas Racing Commissioners

Texas State Representative Matt Krause filed suit this past Thursday against the individual Commissioners of the Texas Racing Commission.


Related Topix: Texas, Fort Worth, TX

17 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

George P. Bush, the Republican candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, in Austin on Aug. 27, 2014.

On the campaign trail in Texas for a little-known statewide office, George P. Bush is generally toeing the Republican Party line: He is But it is environmental policy that will be under his purview in November if he wins his race to be Texas' next land commissioner, a very likely outcome.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Texas, US Senate, Austin, TX

Yesterday |

Texas governor's race: Sure thing? Or stunning upset?

More than a year after it began, the Texas governor's race is entering a frenzied two-month windup toward the Nov. 4 election, with Republicans exuding confidence that they will easily keep the office that Gov. Rick Perry has held for 14 years while Democrats insist that they are within striking distance of a stunning upset.


Related Topix: Texas, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Abbott, TX

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Border Patrol agent shoots at armed militia member in Texas

A U.S. Border Patrol agent fired several rounds toward an armed militia member in Texas, reigniting concerns among law enforcement officials about conflicts with untrained and unregulated volunteers who have arrived at the Mexican border in the wake of the recent immigration crisis.

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Related Topix: Texas, Cameron County, TX, Brownsville, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors, Travel

California vs. Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses

When California rolled out a $750 million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas, where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from the Golden State.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Jerry Brown


In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors


Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media and supporters after he was booked on August 19 in Austin.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Travis County, TX

Dallas Morning News

GOP majority resists calls for swift action on Texas' school funding

Democratic lawmakers and virtually all public education groups want swift action to address Thursday's court ruling that overturned the Texas school finance system.


Related Topix: Texas, Austin, TX, Education Etc., Travis County, TX, Killeen, TX

KTEN-TV Denison


A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.


Related Topix: Texas, Abortion, Drink, Soft Drinks, Southern Utah University


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.


Related Topix: Texas, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Bob McDonnell

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Star Tribune

Texas National Guard says 2 soldiers deployed to Texas-Mexico border getting financial help

At least two Texas National Guard troops are in need of financial assistance after being sent to the Texas-Mexico border in response to a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally, officials said Friday.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors


Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion ... (more)


Related Topix: Abortion, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Women's Health, Health, US Supreme Court


Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law as Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Friday it is unconstitutional to close a number of abortion clinics in the state of Texas, effectively throwing out a key component of an anti-abortion state law that has been considered one of the most restrictive in the country.


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Local TV Station KTVZ

Report: Key parts of Texas abortion law struck down

New Texas abortion restrictions that would have affected more than a dozen clinics were thrown out by a federal judge on Friday, The Associated Press reported.


Related Topix: Abortion, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

The Washington Post

Perry criticizes Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasted little time pouncing on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq, accusing the White House of "dithering and debating" the threat posed by the Islamic State group.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Barack Obama, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Postcard from Washington: Texas Governor Rick Perry sees...

Built circa 1892, 'Wintemute House' is a historical residence in Burnaby, offering a one-of-a-kind tranquil setting complete with magnificent grounds.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX, Prison

Texas Tribune

Lawmaker Sues Texas Racing Commissioners

State Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, explains HB627 to the Select Committee on Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility on March 13, 2013.


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