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Abbott To Talk Border In State Of The State

Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to tell lawmakers that border security, roads and education are the biggest issues facing Texans during in his first State of the State address.

02/17/2015

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Federal Judge Blocks Obama’s Immigration Plan

A federal judge has granted a request by a coalition of 26 states to temporarily block President Obama’s executive action on immigration while its lawsuit to permanently stop the order goes through the courts.

02/16/2015

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Wal-Mart, Spurs Owner Big Givers To Abbott’s Inauguration

A lavish inauguration for Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was pulled off thanks to $4.7 million from private contributors, including Wal-Mart and the owner of the San Antonio Spurs, according to a list of donors released Friday.

02/13/2015

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Proposals To Loosen Gun Laws Get Hearing

Gun rights are again a focus at the Texas Capitol after drawing attention over rallies outside and confrontations inside.

02/12/2015

Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history, served as a Navy SEAL for eight years before stepping down to focus on his wife and children. (Credit: Daniel Penz, KTVT)

Gov. Abbott Establishes ‘Chris Kyle Day’

Chris Kyle, the retired Navy SEAL depicted in the blockbuster movie “American Sniper,” will have a day in his honor two years after being killed.

02/02/2015

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Abbott Looks To End Perry’s Startups Fund

Gov. Greg Abbott is planning to abolish Rick Perry’s pet program that gave $200 million in taxpayer dollars to Texas startups, but was beset by bankruptcy and transparency issues.

01/29/2015

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Abbott Donors Have Strong Week; Inaugural Turnout Lags

The “two-thirds rule,” which had required 21 of the Senate’s 31 members to agree before beginning debate on proposed legislation.

CBS 11–01/24/2015

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Perry Leaves Office & Gets Ice Cream Again

Rick Perry formally left the governor’s office after 14 years — and he celebrating on Tuesday by going for the same ice cream that he got after his infamous mug shot last summer.

01/21/2015

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New Lt. Gov. Patrick Promises More Conservative Texas

Tea party favorite Dan Patrick has been sworn in as Texas’ new lieutenant governor and will oversee the powerful state Senate.

01/20/2015

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Abbott Sworn In As New Texas Governor

After spending 14 years as the governor, Rick Perry watched as his successor is sworn into the office on Tuesday.

01/20/2015

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Final Preps Underway For Inauguration In Austin

For the first time in 14 years, Texas will swear in a new Governor.

CBS 11–01/19/2015

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Governor-Elect Abbott Goes One-On-One With CBS 11 News

Governor-elect Greg Abbott raised a lot of eyebrows when he criticized locally-approved ordinances such as Denton’s ban on fracking and Dallas’ ban on plastic bags — calling it the “Californication” of Texas.

CBS 11–01/14/2015

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