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Texas Voters OK Spending $2B On Future Water Projects

Tuesday’s ballot measure was widely expected to pass. It had the backing of environmental groups and most of the state’s top elected officials, including Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

11/05/2013

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel June 27, 2013 in Grapevine. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Perry Back In Missouri To Talk Economy

Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is making a return trip to Missouri, whose Democratic governor he criticized during an August visit for vetoing tax-cut legislation.

09/27/2013

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Perry Touts Effects Of Tort Reform On Doctors

EDINBURG (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Gov. Rick Perry chose a South Texas county that he said had been at the epicenter of the medical malpractice lawsuit “crisis” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of legislation capping how much […]

09/09/2013

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Company Offers Fantasy Football Insurance

For a fee of 10% of the costs of entering a league (average $50-100 per sport, per year), FantasySportsInsurance.com insures a roster’s top players. Injured players or those with a high risk of getting injured aren’t available for insurance.

09/05/2013

U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on January 18, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pelosi To Talk Economy In Austin

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is visiting Austin Community College on Monday to speak about what she calls a new economic agenda for women.

08/26/2013

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Economic Optimism Divided By Race

Attitudes about their economic future are sharply divided by race, with whites significantly less likely than blacks or Hispanics to think they can improve their own standard of living.

08/01/2013

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NTTA To Increase Toll Rates On July 1

Get ready to dig a little deeper when you drive on a North Texas toll road. The North Texas Tollway Authority is instituting its biennial toll rate increase on July 1.

06/28/2013

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Military Restructure, Fort Bliss & Fort Hood Each Losing 1 Brigade

Fort Bliss and Fort Hood each are losing a 4,000-soldier brigade as part of massive U.S. Army restructuring that slashes the number of active duty combat brigades by 2017.

06/25/2013

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Money Issues Between Dallas Arts District, Klyde Warren Park Resolved

The park and the Arts District have agreed on a partnership and a way to split revenue from a new property tax for a Public Improvement District, or PID. Park users think it’s necessary to retain the park’s attractiveness.

06/14/2013

Job listings are posted on a bulletin board at a career center. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Texas Unemployment Remains At 6.4 Percent

The Texas Workforce Commission said Friday the state unemployment rate for April remains a full point below the national rate of 7.5 percent.

05/17/2013

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Zoning Mistake Stops Property Owner From Opening Business

Harold Hamilton’s property is in the Stop Six neighborhood, an area in need of revitalization. Hamilton is hoping to open some doors of opportunity for his son.

05/14/2013

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President Obama Touts Austin-Area High School

President Barack Obama kicked-off his “Middle-Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour” by touting Austin as a role model for the rest of the nation.

05/09/2013

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