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Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Judge Excuses Indicted Gov. Perry From Next Court Date

A judge has excused indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry from his next court appearance but denied the Republican’s request to skip all other pretrial hearings.

09/26/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Audit Finds Problems In Gov. Perry’s Deal-Closing Texas Enterprise Fund

The first state audit of Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s deal-closing business fund is raising questions about jobs created and the level of completion from other states luring the same companies.

09/25/2014

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Rifle Used In Deadly 1966 UT Rampage Up For Sale

Bids are starting at $25,000 for the sale of the rifle used by Charles Whitman during his deadly 1966 sniper rampage from atop the University of Texas clock tower.

09/25/2014

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Dallas-Bound Jet Returns To Austin After Odor

Passengers on a Southwest Airlines jet had to use slides to evacuate after the pilot reported an odor in the cabin, declared an emergency and safely returned the to Austin.

09/23/2014

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Livestrong CEO Leaving After 14 Years

Doug Ulman, the CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong, is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand.

09/23/2014

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TABC To Consider Gun Show Alcohol Sales

The state’s liquor control board at a meeting on Tuesday will consider a staff recommendation against a proposal to allow the sale of alcohol at some gun shows.

09/23/2014

Mugshot of Texas Governor Rick Perry. (credit: Travis County Sheriff’s Office)

Perry Asks To Miss Court Date Citing Overseas Trip

In a motion Monday, Perry’s attorneys asked the judge to let him miss an Oct. 13 pretrial hearing due to “long-standing plans to be in Europe” all that week.

09/22/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Citing Joan Rivers, Gov. Perry Backs Clinic Law

Rick Perry cites Joan Rivers’ death in defense of controversial Anti-Abortion Law

CBS 11–09/21/2014

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Agriculture Commissioner Staples To Resign

State Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said in a statement released on Thursday that he is leaving office to become president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association.

09/18/2014

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Appeals Court Overturns ‘Improper Photo’ Ban

An appeals court overturned a large part of a state law banning the taking of photos or videos in public without the consent of the subject for the purpose of sexual gratification.

09/18/2014

The Longhorns and Wolverines faced off in the 2005 Rose Bowl (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Texas Football Announces Home-And-Home Series With Michigan

The University of Texas has reached an agreement in principle with Michigan to play a home-and-home series in 2024 and 2027, the school announced on Wednesday.

09/17/2014

A student writes during a school lesson on September 4, 2003. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Texas May Limit AP History Course’s Influence

Texas may limit the sway of a new national Advanced Placement U.S. History course and exam amid arguments that they’re rife with anti-American biases.

09/17/2014

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