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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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Families Push For Statewide Ban On Texting While Driving

Sitting behind pictures of loved ones killed in crashes, 15 Texas families tearfully pleaded with lawmakers to support a statewide texting-while-driving ban.

02/03/2015

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 Leads ‘School Choice’ Rally

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is leading a ‘school choice’ rally on Friday in Austin, supporting calls to expand voucher programs and charter schools statewide.

01/30/2015

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Abbott Looks To End Perry’s Startups Fund

Gov. Greg Abbott is planning to abolish Rick Perry’s pet program that gave $200 million in taxpayer dollars to Texas startups, but was beset by bankruptcy and transparency issues.

01/29/2015

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Protesters Heckle Texas Muslim Capitol Rally

Hundreds of Muslims are rallying as part of their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day — but a small group of counter-protesters are trying to shout them down.

01/29/2015

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Youth Crime Falls After Juvenile Jail Rates Cut

A new study concludes that the Texas juvenile justice system’s shift away from housing youths in state-run detention facilities has coincided with a sharp drop in crime committed by young people.

01/29/2015

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Perry To Respond To His Case Continuation

Former Gov. Rick Perry is planning to formally announce his response on Wednesday to a judge’s ruling to allow the felony abuse of power case against him to proceed.

01/28/2015

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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.

01/27/2015

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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.

01/26/2015

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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.

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