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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)

Road Debate Will Start Third Special Session

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.

08/04/2013

Governor Rick Perry (credit: cott Eells-Pool/Getty Images)

Perry’s Decision Will Transform Texas Politics

AUSTIN (AP) — No matter what Gov. Rick Perry announces on Monday, his decision will transform politics in Texas. If the state’s longest-serving governor chooses to retire, then at least six out of nine elected […]

07/07/2013

The main gate at the Fort Hood Army Base. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

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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CDC: HPV Vaccine Reduced Disease Rates in Teen Girls by 56 Percent

The government health agency’s new study, which was published in the June issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, shows that rates of vaccine-type HPV prevalence dropped from 11.5 percent before the vaccine was introduced to 5 percent by 2010 for 14 to 19 year-old-girls.

06/19/2013

A health professional attends a mother breastfeeding her baby. (credit: Joel Nito/AFP/Getty Images)

Lactation Lounge Opens In Dallas DA’s Office

The perfect Mother’s Day gift at the Dallas County District Attorney’s office meets a basic need: a lactation room for nursing moms.

05/12/2013

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Stolen Tax Refunds Costing IRS Billions

A few clicks, hit send and you wait for that refund check. It’s easy, but maybe too easy.

CBS 11–04/16/2013

A picture taken of Air Traffic Controllers as they monitor flight traffic in a control tower. (credit: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

13 Texas Airports Lose Money For Air Traffic Control

Thirteen small Texas airports will lose federal money for staffing air traffic control facilities as the Federal Aviation Administration works to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget.

03/22/2013

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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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Judge Blocks Disclosure Of Retired Lawmakers’ Pensions

A state district judge in Austin has rejected a lawsuit that sought to discover how much retired lawmakers as a group are collecting in state pensions.

02/05/2013

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Gov. Perry’s Tech Fund Shows $6M In Potential Losses

A new report shows that Gov. Rick Perry’s pet fund for high-tech startups in Texas is leaving room for $6 million in potential losses due to troubled investments.

02/04/2013

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Texas Getting Serious About Water Issues

After decades of dire warnings about Texas’ growing demand for water, the state’s leaders are getting serious about funding the State Water Plan.

01/13/2013

Dallas' Main Post Office (Jay Gormley/CBSDFW)

Post Office Reports Record Loss Of $15.9B For Year

The struggling U.S. Postal Service is reporting a record annual loss of $15.9 billion.

11/15/2012

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