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Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces his intention to deploy National Guard troops to border. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Gov. Perry Sending National Guard To Texas Border

Gov. Rick Perry says he’s deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tired of “lip service” from the federal government.

CBS 11–07/21/2014

Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a press conference ahead of the memorial service for slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland on April 4, 2013. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Gov. Rick Perry Calls Second Special Session On Abortion

After a more than 12 hour effort by Senator Wendy Davis to kill anti-abortion bill SB5, Texas lawmakers will get another chance to pass the legislation.

06/26/2013

Vials to be used to collect samples for drug and alcohol testing. (credit: Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Signs Drug Screening Legislation

Laid-off workers in Texas looking to receive unemployment benefits have a new hurdle: mandatory drug testing. Governor Rick Perry signed the bill into law Friday.

06/14/2013

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Perry May Appeal FEMA’s Decision Not To Help West Rebuild

FEMA has denied Governor Rick Perry’s request for a major disaster declaration in West, Texas again.

06/13/2013

Texas State Capitol

Governor Considers Special Session On Highway Funding

Governor Perry and state lawmakers are considering using a special session to deal with the issue of funding new road construction in Texas.

05/28/2013

People gather outside of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Calls Special Session To End Controversy Over Voting Districts

Governor Perry wants lawmakers to approve the voting maps drawn by a federal court in Washington, DC that were already used for Congressional and state legislative districts last year.

05/27/2013

Texas State Capitol

Recapping The 83rd Texas Legislative Session

State lawmakers are sending Gov. Rick Perry a slew of new bills to sign, after pushing through several proposals before the end of the regular legislative session.

05/27/2013

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Texas Legislature Wraps Up – At Least For Now

The Texas Legislature gathered Monday for a breezy day of backslapping, goodbyes and very little actual lawmaking on the largely ceremonial last day of the biennial session.

05/27/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

West Official Says Initial Missing Person Count Too High

It’s been a frustrating couple of days for those who are waiting on word from their loved ones in the town of West.

CBS 11–04/19/2013

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Gov. Perry Calls For Tax Cuts, Conservative Spending During 83rd Legislative Session

83rd State Legislative session gets underway in Austin with a long list of priorities.

CBS 11–01/08/2013

People meditate and pray during a spiritual gathering. (credit: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Texans Join In Silence Friday For School Victims

Gov. Rick Perry has asked Texans to join him in a moment of silence Friday in memory of the 26 victims of the Connecticut school shootings.

12/20/2012

Possum Kingdom Fire

Perry Sends Military Aid To Texas Wildfires

Governor Perry has ordered Texas Military Forces to provide support to state and local agencies fighting the wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake.

08/12/2012

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