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Texas Governor Rick Perry  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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Governor-Elect Abbott Goes One-On-One With CBS 11 News

Governor-elect Greg Abbott raised a lot of eyebrows when he criticized locally-approved ordinances such as Denton’s ban on fracking and Dallas’ ban on plastic bags — calling it the “Californication” of Texas.

CBS 11–01/14/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Want More Protection Following Run-In With Gun Rights Activists

Open Carry Gun activists wandering the hallways of the Capitol building in Austin have some state lawmakers calling for heightened security.

01/14/2015

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Texas Legislature Opens New Era Without Perry

Without Gov. Rick Perry at the helm for the first time in 14 years, the Texas Legislature returned Tuesday under new Republican leadership that vows lower taxes and looser gun laws but is also confronting party infighting and plunging oil prices that threaten conservative promises.

01/14/2015

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Lawmakers Talk Tax Cuts, Education, & Transportation

Texas lawmakers are feeling upbeat as they convened the 84th legislative session.

CBS 11–01/13/2015

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Ready As Texas Legislature Returns

The Texas Legislature is rumbling back with Republicans set to tackle tax cuts, gun rights, education and immigration, while watching collapsing oil prices that threaten the economy.

01/13/2015

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Taxes, Immigration Top Texas Lawmakers’ Agenda

The start of Texas’ 140-day legislative session Tuesday may answer some key questions on several important topics, but it is sure to raise many others.

01/12/2015

Texas State Capitol

Plunging Oil Prices To Impact Texas Revenue

Plunging oil prices are expected to dampen how much money state lawmakers will have to spend when the Texas Legislature returns to work in Austin this week.

01/12/2015

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 06: Cookies served to the guests, champs and Chefs before the start of the Milwaukee Recipe Refresh Challenge at Il Mito Restaurant on March 06, 2014 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. (credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images for HumanaVitality)

Thieves Charged In $18K Cookie Caper

An apparent cookie caper in Austin has led to theft charges against two men stopped with a trailer packed with $18,000 worth of treats.

01/09/2015

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 13:  Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during the NRA's Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits April 13, 2012 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the convention, which runs through Sunday.  (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Perry & Gingrich To Speak At Austin Policy Forum

Gov. Rick Perry and old friend and former 2012 presidential rival Newt Gingrich are set to share a stage in Austin.

01/09/2015

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Nix In-State Tuition Law, Prosecutor Unit Funding

Patrick pledged hefty property and business tax cuts, as well pushing to scrap a popular 2001 Texas law offering in-state university tuition to the children of people who came to the U.S. illegally.

01/08/2015

Dan Patrick

Patrick To Detail State Legislative Priorities

Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is set to detail promises of tax cuts and other priorities for the legislative session during a media address scheduled for next week in Austin.

01/08/2015

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