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Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Calls For Pre-K For All

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis called Saturday for offering pre-kindergarten programs for all Texas youngsters despite the steep price tag — saying anything less would doom many students to failure later in school.

04/12/2014

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Abbott Focuses On Issues As Davis Criticizes Nugent Alliance

Likely Republican nominee for Governor Greg Abbott returned to North Texas Monday when he made an appearance in McKinney.

02/24/2014

Decisions... decisions. What's next for James Richard “Rick” Perry? (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Perry’s Decision – What’s Next?

Gov. Rick Perry’s announcement that after nearly thirteen years in office, he won’t seek a fourth full term next year begs the question — what’s next?

07/08/2013

Musician, author and Texas gubernatorial hopeful Kinky Friedman rides during a parade in Houston in 2005. (credit: Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Is Kinky Gearing Up For Another Political Run?

Are you ready to get Kinky? After several failed attempts to reach the governor’s mansion a Texas singer, songwriter, humorist and aspiring politician isn’t giving up. Kinky Friedman says a lot of people are upset with the way things are being run in Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–08/08/2012

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FWPD Rolling To Democratic Nat’l Convention

The Fort Worth Police Department has been selected by the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte to deploy bike officers to the convention.

07/26/2012

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Democrats Hope To Build Party From Bottom Up

Texas Democrats have the longest losing streak in the nation, having lost every race for statewide office since 1994, but with Republicans stressing greater conservatism and fresh faces running as Democrats, they hope to turn that around.

06/10/2012

The U.S. Capitol building stands prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on January 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Republican Senate Candidates Locked In Tough Primary Battle

Many races are on the ballot, but the race with the biggest political stakes is the Republican primary for the open U.S. Senate seat.

05/22/2012

Texas State Capitol

3 Democrats Vying For US Senate Nomination

Democrats have three top candidates to choose from in the primary race for the U.S. Senate, but their ultimate choice will probably say more about the party’s future in Texas than who goes to Washington next year.

01/29/2012

Texas Capitol Rotunda

Repubs and Dems Battle Over Political Landscape Of North Texas

Ruth Baker, known to her south Fort Worth neighbors as “Cookie,” and Ann Cruz Favela, a church youth leader on the north side, wanted change when they cast their votes in the 2008 elections.

08/31/2011

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Harvard Study: Kids At July 4 Events More Likely To Side With GOP

A Harvard study of voters suggests those who attended July 4 events as children are more likely than others to side with the Republican party later in life.

07/04/2011

Thousands gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on March 12, 2011 to protest budget cuts to public schools. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

Texas House Rejects Education Cuts

The Texas House has voted against a budget bill that slashes $4 billion from public education, throwing the special session into disarray a day before its expected conclusion.

06/28/2011

Dallas County commisioner Maurine Dickey.  (Photo credit CBSDFW.COM)

More Fireworks At Dallas Commissioners Court

Once again, more outbursts and name calling have peppered the Dallas County Commissioners Court. This time an outgoing commissioner took exception with a new redistricting plan.

06/07/2011

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