Austin

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Patrick Says ‘Open Carry’ Not Top Priority

After pledging in his campaign to fight for open carry of handguns in Texas, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick now said that it is not a State Senate priority and he does not have the votes to pass it.

4 hours ago

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GOP Lawmakers: Guns On Campus Bill Has Votes To Pass Senate

Two Republican senators say a proposal that would allow college students to carry guns on campus already has enough support to pass the upper chamber.

19 hours ago

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Abbott Donors Have Strong Week; Inaugural Turnout Lags

The “two-thirds rule,” which had required 21 of the Senate’s 31 members to agree before beginning debate on proposed legislation.

CBS 11–01/24/2015

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Lt. Gov. Patrick Names Senate Committees, Further Punishes Democrats

Democrats in the Texas Senate were shoved further aside by the Republican majority Friday as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced committee appointments with the minority party in charge of only two panels.

01/23/2015

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Texas Supreme Court To Hear School Finance Case

The Texas Supreme Court agreed to hear the state’s multiyear school finance case, and set a timetable that ensures no decision until after the legislative session ends in June.

01/23/2015

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Perry Leaves Office & Gets Ice Cream Again

Rick Perry formally left the governor’s office after 14 years — and he celebrating on Tuesday by going for the same ice cream that he got after his infamous mug shot last summer.

01/21/2015

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Abbott Sworn In As New Texas Governor

After spending 14 years as the governor, Rick Perry watched as his successor is sworn into the office on Tuesday.

01/20/2015

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Final Preps Underway For Inauguration In Austin

For the first time in 14 years, Texas will swear in a new Governor.

CBS 11–01/19/2015

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5 Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaway Ideas

Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway for two, or for the whole family at any of these wonderful destination cities. With lots of activities, romantic spots and other hidden fun, you’ll be planning another trip out there as soon as possible.

01/16/2015

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Transportation Official: Gridlock, Growth Overwhelming Texas Highways

While Texas has bragging rights to a network that includes the most highway lanes in the nation, everything is not rosy.

01/15/2015

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‘Citizen’ Board Of Wealthy Texas Donors Will Help Lawmakers

Billionaire political donors and other special interest heavyweights are among ‘citizen advisory’ members named by incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to help Texas lawmakers write bills over the next five months.

01/15/2015

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Perry Set To Deliver Farewell Speech

Gov. Rick Perry is delivering a farewell address to the Texas Legislature in Austin on Thursday, capping his 14-year term with a final tribute to his own accomplishments.

01/15/2015

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