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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.


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.


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.


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Texas Teachers Rally At Rotunda Against School Cuts

More than 200 Texas Schoolteachers crowded around the rotunda of the Texas Capitol yet again to protest against education spending cuts.


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Senate Republicans Vow Not To Waver From Education Cuts

State Sen. Wendy Davis (D –Fort Worth) knows she’s drawn some scowls from colleagues for leading the move to block an education funding package and force overtime after the 82nd Legislative Session came to a formal end. But Republican lawmakers vow not to waver from their cuts.


Texas State Capitol

Texas House Passes Final Version Of Voter ID Bill

The Texas House passed hotly debated legislation Monday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, sending to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk a measure he declared an “emergency” item for the legislative session.


A pollster loads paper in a registration machine. (credit: Getty Images/Ben Sklar)

Dallas County Commissioner’s Court Accepts Elections Admin’s Resignation

The Dallas County Elections Commission met for the first time since the late 1980s Friday to decide the fate of the man who has presided over elections in the county for nearly a quarter of a century.


Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Fired Dallas County Prosecutor Claims He Was Dismissed For Party Affiliation

A former Dallas County prosecutor said party politics are getting in the way of protecting local children.

CBS 11–11/09/2010

Dallas County Commissioner’s Court Swings To Democrats

Elba Garcia defeated longtime Dallas County Commissioner Ken Mayfield in Tuesday’s election. Mayfield’s seat was pivotal to establish Republican control over the Commissioner’s Court. But with the additions of Democrats Garcia and Clay Jenkins, the politics of the court may change.

CBS 11–11/03/2010

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Democrats Brace For Huge GOP Gains In Texas House

Texas Democrats were bracing for a bloodbath in the Texas House, where Republicans could pick up 20 or more seats.

CBS 11–11/02/2010

Palo Pinto County election volunteers check-in a registered voter at the Palo Pinto County 4-H Building on November 4, 2008 in Palo Pinto, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Redistricting Hinges On Legislative Majority

Early voting for the Nov. 2 election has already begun, but what many may not realize is that their votes will decide how Congressional Districts are drawn.

TXA 21–10/27/2010

Bill White Talks Term Limits (Audio)

The Democratic Nominee for Texas Governor, Bill White, talked with me about his proposal for term limits.  His opponent, Governor Perry, is the longest serving governor in state history and White believes the length of […]