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Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the memorial (Credit: CBS 11)

Gov. Perry Speaks At Memorial For Slain DA, Wife

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a slain prosecutor and his wife were aware of the dangers of his job but his determination to “do right” by people wasn’t diminished.

04/04/2013

Interim DA Brandi Fernandez (Credit: CBS 11)

Interim DA Says Staff ‘Unnerved’ By Killings

The prosecutor who has replaced the district attorney murdered in North Texas says her staff is “unnerved” but will continue to adhere to their oath to serve the community.

04/04/2013

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Perry On DA Killing: Everyone Should Be Careful

Gov. Rick Perry is suggesting that everyone — but especially public officials — should be extra cautious after the weekend killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife.

04/01/2013

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Texas Lawmakers Boost State Spending

The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but lawmakers have certainly got the checkbook out as they work on the next state budget.

03/31/2013

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Sex Offenders In Sight Of Rare Policy Win

The GOP-controlled Texas Senate has passed a bill to remove employer information from Texas’ online sex offender registry.

03/30/2013

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Texas Senate Approves Some Statewide Term Limits

Texas senators delivered a subtle rebuke to three-term Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday, approving a bill that would limit future statewide office holders to two consecutive terms.

03/19/2013

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Hundreds Protest, Lobby For Gay Rights In Texas

Hundreds of people are in Austin to lobby Texas lawmakers to support equality for lesbians, gays and the transgendered, including the right to marry.

03/11/2013

Texas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry speaks during a forum on manufacturing. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Perry Reiterates Opposition To Medicaid Expansion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is reiterating in a visit to Washington that he won’t expand Medicaid services in his state.

02/22/2013

Contractors place sections of a water pipeline in a trench. (credit: Getty Images/Ross Land)

Pipeline Giant Tenaris To Build $1.3B Texas Plant

International energy pipeline giant Tenaris SA said Friday it plans to build a $1.3 billion Gulf Coast manufacturing facility that will bring 600 jobs and better supplying operations to Texas’ oil- and natural gas-rich Eagle Shale region.

02/15/2013

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Perry Taking ‘Economic Development Trip’ To California

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is heading to California to meet with business owners and promote Texas’ favorable job creation climate.

02/07/2013

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Texas Leaders Stick To Guns Amid Firearm Crackdown

The mass shooting at a Connecticut school has sparked a federal effort to crack down on firearms. But in Texas — where packing heat is as much a part of a frontier image as the Alamo — lawmakers are sticking to their guns.

02/04/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry listens to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as he addresses a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" on May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Perry, Dewhurst Headline Texas Anti-Abortion Rally

Top Texas Republicans are joining abortion opponents for an Austin rally marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision.

01/26/2013

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