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Spending For More Border Security Announced

The state’s Republican leadership has authorized the Texas Department of Public Safety to spend about $1.3 million per week to fund operations to fight what they describe as a surge of illegal immigration along the Texas-Mexico border, the GOP leaders announced Wednesday evening.

06/19/2014

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TX Lawmakers Say Special Session May Be Needed To Secure Border

State Rep. Debbie Riddle says that the surge of illegal immigrants along the Rio Grande Valley has passed crisis levels, with over 100,000 expected to be captured this year.

06/17/2014

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

After Big Win In Runoff, Patrick Focuses On Democratic Opponent

With strong support from grassroots conservatives, State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston easily defeated incumbent David Dewhurst to become the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor.

CBS 11–05/28/2014

Tea Party Groups Hold Rally At Texas State Capitol

Texas Tea Party Even Stronger After Runoffs

Losing ground elsewhere across the country, the tea party emerged from Tuesday’s Texas primary runoffs mightier than ever in the nation’s biggest conservative stronghold.

05/28/2014

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Dewhurst Reflects After Losing Lieutenant Gov Race

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst is coming to grips with defeat.

05/27/2014

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Dewhurst “Cautiously Optimistic” About Runoff Election

A CBS 11 News crew is following the David Dewhurst campaign. The current Lieutenant Governor will be watching the runoff election results from Houston. Earlier Tuesday Dewhurst told CBS 11 the he is cautiously optimistic.

CBSDFW.COM–05/27/2014

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Analysts: Personal Attacks Galvanized Dan Patrick Supporters

Some predict rain in Texas will help Dan Patrick in Tuesday’s elections.

05/27/2014

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Cruz On The Minds Of Republican Voters

Although Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t a candidate this election season, he remains on the minds of many Republican primary voters deciding the highly charged race for lieutenant governor.

05/27/2014

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

Texas Runoffs Could Be End For Dewhurst

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas. But he could be ousted on Tuesday by GOP voters who appear ready to steer even further right.

05/27/2014

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Tea Party Poised For Big Wins In Texas Runoffs

For all the talk of Texas growing more and more competitive for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, GOP voters are poised to make a harder turn right in Tuesday’s runoff elections.

05/26/2014

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Incumbent Dewhurst Claims He’s Closing Gap In Runoff For Lt. Governor

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has one week left to convince voters to keep him on the job another four years. Dewhurst is in a run-off with State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston — who beat him 41-percent to 28-percent in March.

CBS 11–05/20/2014

LEFT: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images) | RIGHT: Dan Patrick (Photo: CBSDFW.com)

Dewhurst, Patrick Squaring Off In Televised Debate

A much-anticipated debate is pitting Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst against the fellow Republican now favored to unseat him, Dan Patrick.

05/02/2014

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