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Gov’t Reopens, But Not All Agencies Completely Up & Running

Though the federal government reopened from its partial shutdown Thursday, not all agencies are completely up and running.

CBS 11–10/17/2013

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Furlough No ‘Vacation’ For North Texas Federal Workers

North Texan Clovis Steib wishes he could relax and truly enjoy the time away from work but, as a furloughed federal employee, worry won’t let him.

CBS 11–10/14/2013

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 Group Launching National Anti-Washington Ads

A nonprofit aiming to help Gov. Rick Perry gear up for another presidential run says it will launch a national advertising campaign blasting Washington and promoting GOP governors.

10/14/2013

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Texas National Guard Denies U.S. Military Benefits For Gay Couples

The Texas National Guard refused to enroll a woman involved in a same sex relationship into the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.

CBS 11–09/03/2013

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Texas AG Explains State’s Lawsuit To Block AA/US Airways Merger

In his first remarks, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott seeks to explain why his office joined the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways.

08/16/2013

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I-Team: Federal Government Has No Amusement Park Oversight

The CBS 11 I-Team has learned the federal government has no oversight of amusement parks and some critics say the state has very little.

CBS 11–07/22/2013

Arrest photo of Azeez Ahmed, charged with Tampering with a Government Record after weapons and suspected forged documents were found in his vehicle in Hurst. (credit: Hurst Police Dept.)

Alleged Forgeries In Hurst Lead To Arrest Of Former U.S. Soldier

A former U.S. soldier is officially under arrest after North Texas police discovered forged documents and weapons in his truck. For now, Azeez Ahmed is facing state charges of tampering with a governmental record.

CBSDFW.COM–10/02/2012

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Despite repeated attempts to hook a big fish, our federal government can’t nail suspected sports stars to anything concrete.

06/19/2012

The headquarters of Fannie Mae are seen October 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Dallas Congressman Wants To ‘Wind Down” Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

A North Texas Congressman’s push to put an end to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is gaining support in Washington.

CBSDFW.COM–04/01/2011

Insurance Companies Can't Up Rates

Insurance companies will no longer be allowed to jack up your rates

08/23/2010

State Sues Feds Over Ban on Offshore Drilling

The Texas Attorney General’s office argues the ban infringes on state’s rights

08/12/2010