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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Rubio Visiting Texas For UT Address

Often mentioned as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is heading onto the home turf of two other future potential White House contenders, Ted Cruz and Rick Perry.

04/15/2014

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Lawmakers At Capitol For West Anniversary

This week’s anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is bringing lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider tougher oversight of chemical facilities.

04/14/2014

A math teacher uses his white board to explain a sum to pupils. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum Overhaul

The state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of standardized tests students must pass.

04/14/2014

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team celebrates on the podium the victory at the end of the MotoGP race during the MotoGp Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix of The Americas - Race at Circuit of The Americas on April 13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Getty Images/Getty Images)

Marquez Defends Texas Title In MotoGP

The reigning MotoGP world champion from Spain cruised to his second win of the season, defending his title in the race where he claimed his first career victory.

04/14/2014

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Busch Says Haas Is Serious About F1

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch said team owner Gene Haas is serious about making a strong entry into Formula One, a move that could expand the series’ footprint in the U.S.

04/14/2014

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Aggie Pranksters Color UT Campus With Maroon Bluebonnets

A maroon version of the state flower that’s sprouted in the shadow of the University of Texas Tower in Austin has some wondering if it’s the work of Aggie pranksters.

04/11/2014

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) answers questions during a press conference regarding the omnibus spending bill on Capitol Hill December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Cornyn said he would vote against the bill in its current form. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cornyn Spent $5.5 Million During GOP Primary

Sen. John Cornyn spent nearly $5.5 million in the two months leading up to Texas Republican primary to help fend off a challenge from the right by Congressman Steve Stockman.

04/11/2014

The execution gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. (credit: AP)

Judge Lets Texas Keep Execution Drug Secret

A Texas judge allowed state prison officials on Thursday to keep the identity of a new execution drug supplier secret despite new challenges to the state’s claim that making the name public could put the company in danger.

04/11/2014

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan on May 28, 2009 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Bush Says Education Key To Civil Rights

Former President George W. Bush has closed a three-day civil rights summit in Texas by saying education is the key for opportunity for poor and minority children.

04/11/2014

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President Obama Meets With Wendy Davis In Austin

President Barack Obama has met with Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. The White House says Obama visited briefly with Davis on Thursday at the LBJ Presidential Library.

04/10/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on April 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, on the shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. (Source: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Honors Civil Rights Progress

Barack Obama was 2 years old when President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to a U.S. where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race.

04/10/2014

Former President Jimmy Carter sits down for a conversation with Mark Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Presidential Library, on the first day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Ralph Barrera-Pool/Getty Images)

Carter Says U.S. “Dormant” On Inequality

Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas.

04/09/2014

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