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Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, 3 Hopefuls Set To Debate In Austin

David Dewhurst and three fellow Republicans vying to replace him as lieutenant governor are squaring off in another debate in Austin.

10/11/2013

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Statewide Candidates Roll Out Campaign Ads

Candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and comptroller are rolling out campaign ads this week.

10/07/2013

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4 GOP Hopefuls Square Off In Texas Lt. Gov Debate

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and tea party-backed state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston are all challenging Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is seeking re-election.

10/01/2013

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

4 GOP Lt. Gov. Hopefuls To Debate In Houston

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and state Sen. Dan Patrick are all challenging Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is seeking re-election.

10/01/2013

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Politicians Face Off Over School Lesson Plans

A conservative state senator and a moderate state board of education member are debating a school lesson plan system that has turned political.

08/24/2013

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Affirms Re-Election Campaign

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced that he’s still running for re-election in 2014. Dewhurst has been saying for months that he planned to seek a fourth full term.

08/08/2013

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Pro-Life, Pro-Choice Rallies Kick Off 2nd Special Session

Thousands of pro-choice activists converged on the South steps and lawn of the State Capitol Monday. Inside the Capitol, a smaller crowd of right to life activists, but no less intense.

CBS 11–07/01/2013

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Charter School Rally Planned In Austin

Parents and activists are set to rally at the state Capitol for high-profile proposed legislation to expand charter schools in Texas.

05/08/2013

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State Senate Panel Hears School Choice Bill

A Texas Senate education panel is set to discuss a high-profile voucher bill — even though the House has already said it opposes using public money to fund private schools.

04/09/2013

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Teacher Gun Bill Heads To Full State Senate

The Texas Senate Education Committee is to discuss 16 bills involving everything from gun training for some teachers to allowing students to leave their home school districts for better-performing ones.

04/04/2013

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Williams To Address State Senate Education Panel

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams is set to speak as the state Senate Education Committee discusses several bills affecting classrooms.

04/02/2013

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State Senate To Debate Graduation Overhaul

The head of the Texas Senate Education Committee says the chamber will debate his sweeping proposal to overhaul high school graduation requirements.

03/27/2013

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