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Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) looks over the Senate rules trying to figure how to end the Democrats' attempt to defeat the anti-abortion bill SB5 by a filibuster on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Ex-Dewhurst Aide Sentence For Stealing Campaign Funds

An ex-top adviser to former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for stealing $2.5-plus million in campaign funds from the then-powerful Republican.

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Feds Ask Judge To Lift Hold On Obama’s Immigration Action

The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

02/23/2015

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Condemned Killers In 2 Fort Worth Murder Cases Lose Appeals

Two inmates on Texas death row for slayings in Fort Worth have lost appeals at the U.S. Supreme Court.

02/23/2015

The Texas Democratic Party released this image via Twitter of what they say is  "the first legally married gay couple in Texas" (Image via @TXDemParty)

Gay Couple Marries In TX After License Issued Despite Ban

Two Austin women were married this morning after a Travis County judge ordered the county clerk to issue a marriage license.

02/19/2015

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Girlfriend, Family Members Testify In Defense Of Eddie Ray Routh

On the first full day of defense witnesses in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, his girlfriend- Jennifer Weed, his sister and brother in law testified before the court on Wednesday.

02/18/2015

Eddie Ray Routh, charged with two counts of Capital Murder for the shooting deaths of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, appears in court for a pre-trial hearing on Sept. 16, 2013. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Accused Killer Of Chris Kyle, Chad Littlefield To Stand Trial Next Week

The man accused of killing decorated Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle will stand trial next week as scheduled.

02/03/2015

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Judge Wants NFL Concussion Settlement To Aid More Players

The judge presiding over thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits wants lawyers to tweak the proposed settlement to benefit more retired players.

02/02/2015

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Former Waco Baptist Academy Teacher Sentenced To 80 Years

A former Waco Baptist Academy teacher has been sentenced to 80 years in prison after being convicted of molesting two students during piano lessons.

12/17/2014

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Prosecutors: Convicted Kaufman Murderer Williams Acted Out Of Revenge

A former justice of the peace, who killed an East Texas DA and his wife, had in his home the chilling manifesto written by another infamous killer, testimony showed today.

12/09/2014

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Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Health Care Law

A Texas doctor’s challenge to President Obama’s health care overhaul is before a federal appeals court in New Orleans.

12/02/2014

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Federal Courts Asked To Halt Texas Execution

An appeals court is considering whether a condemned Texas killer should be spared Wednesday so he can undergo more mental examinations to support arguments that he’s delusional.

12/02/2014

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Kaufman County Murder Trial: Day 2 Updates

In the weeks and months before a Texas DA, his wife and a prosecutor were gunned down in Kaufman County, the man accused of killing them inquired about how to get rid of part of a high-powered weapon, according to testimony today.

12/02/2014

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