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Two men exchange rings during a smae-sex wedding ceremony. (credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Faith Leaders Rally For Marriage Equality

Hundreds of faith leaders are set to gather at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday to rally in support for marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans.

02/17/2015

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Abbott To Talk Border In State Of The State

Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to tell lawmakers that border security, roads and education are the biggest issues facing Texans during in his first State of the State address.

02/17/2015

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2-Year State Legislature Not So ‘Part Time’

Texas is proud of its part time State Legislature. But the 140-day session doesn’t even rank in the top 10 for least legislative days worked over two-year periods.

02/16/2015

A crowd gathers in front of the stage during a taping for MTV Spring Break on the beach in Cancun, Mexico. (credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Spring Break Spots For DFW College Students

Spring breakers rejoice! With an entire week to work with, the road trip possibilities from the DFW area are endless. Check out some of the best destinations for your spring break.

02/14/2015

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Walmart Wants To Sell Hard Liquor In Texas

Whiskey. Rum. Vodka. Tequila. You won’t find any of that hard liquor at Walmart stores in Texas. But the big box retailer is hoping to change that with a battle in federal court.

02/13/2015

Supporters of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions rally at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

State Democrats Begin Abortion Rights Effort

Democrats and advocacy groups are launching a campaign to restore “access to a full range of reproductive health care” two years after abortion protests rocked the Texas Capitol.

02/12/2015

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Proposals To Loosen Gun Laws Get Hearing

Gun rights are again a focus at the Texas Capitol after drawing attention over rallies outside and confrontations inside.

02/12/2015

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Disease Response Bills After Dallas Ebola Case

Members of a top Texas Senate health panel are unveiling proposals to bolster the state’s infectious disease response in the wake of the first U.S. case of Ebola diagnosed in Dallas last summer.

02/11/2015

A researcher looks at a laboratory sample under a microscope. (credit: AP Photo)

Bill Aims To Expand Access To DNA Testing

A Texas lawmaker is filing a bill intended to fix issues created by a 2011 law he authored that makes crime-scene DNA testing difficult for convicts.

02/09/2015

George P. Bush speaks on night two of the Republican National Convention August 31, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

George P. Bush Seizes Conservative Spotlight

George P. Bush’s new job has nothing to do with abortion or money for private schools. But after barely 30 days in office, he’s already headlined high-profile rallies on both issues.

02/05/2015

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Open Carry Gun Rights Activist’s Video Alarms Texas Lawmakers

In an online video Wednesday, a gun rights activist pushing for legislation allowing Texans to openly carry handguns tells state legislators that ‘treason is punishable by death.’

02/04/2015

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Texas Officials Begin Evaluating 48 Water Plan Applications

Texas water officials will start to evaluate applications seeking $5.5 billion for projects as part of the state’s water plan.

02/04/2015

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