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Gov. Abbott Weighs Texas Parole Board's Advice On Inmate's FateA condemned Texas inmate set for execution Thursday evening awaited word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott would accept the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner's life at the urging of his father.
Texas Parole Board Recommends Killer Be Spared From DeathThe Texas parole board on Tuesday made a rare recommendation to commute a death sentence, unanimously endorsing a "lesser penalty" for a man set to be executed this week for masterminding the killings of his mother and brother.
Democrats Hoping To Unseat Governor Abbott Share VisionsThe Democrats vying for the chance to unseat Governor Abbott, who has $43 million campaign war chest, will have an uphill battle. But some of them are hoping to break through by trying to tie the Governor to President Trump.
Governor Wants Texas Rangers To Investigate Sexual HarassmentTexas Gov. Greg Abbott wants the state's top criminal investigators to begin handling sexual misconduct complaints against lawmakers, judges and other elected officials.
Commission Begins Discussing Texas School Finance OverhaulA special commission has begun discussing how to remake Texas' school finance system, 18-plus months after the state Supreme Court declared it deeply flawed but still barely constitutional.
Texas Woman Accused Of Mailing Bombs To Obama, AbbottA Texas woman is accused of sending homemade bombs in 2016 to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that could have killed or maimed the leaders, prosecutors said.
Texas Governor Wants To Double State Guard In Wake Of HarveyTexas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday called for doubling the state's unarmed guard forces, which were stretched thin by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.
Gov. Abbott Voiced 'Concern' About Red Cross After HarveyTexas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he raised concerns with the American Red Cross following Hurricane Harvey that hundreds of millions of dollars in donations wasn't getting to people who need it.
Texas Needs $61B From Federal Government For Harvey RecoveryTexas needs $61-plus billion in federal funding just to rebuild public infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Harvey, as well as to cover projects to prevent future flooding.
Lawmaker: Texas Governor Supports Confederate Marker RemovalA Texas lawmaker says Republican Gov. Greg Abbott privately told him that he supports removing a Confederate marker inside the State Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War.
Texas Governor Gives Houston $50M For Harvey Following ClashTexas Gov. Greg Abbott is giving Houston $50 million in state funds for Hurricane Harvey cleanup just days after clashing with the city's mayor and insisting the city already had "all the money" it needed.
Houston Mayor, Texas Governor Clash Over Harvey CostsGov. Greg Abbott accused the mayor of holding the state "hostage" by pushing a local tax increase unless an emergency Texas piggybank of nearly $10 billion is cracked open.

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