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Bill Chastain, State Director with LifeSafer, demonstrates a breath alcohol ignition interlock device during a "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" press conference announcing a holiday crack-down on drunk and drugged driving December 17, 2013  in Washington, DC.    AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

New Law Aims To Reduce Drunk Driving In Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new law, requiring convicted drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock system in their vehicles if they choose to drive during their license suspension.

06/23/2015

Tea Party Groups Hold Rally At Texas State Capitol

Texas Tea Party Conservatives Divided On A Myriad Of Issues

The right-leaning Texas Legislature is struggling to deliver on promises, saying they’re being torn in multiple directions while trying to represent a Tea Party-fueled base. From libertarians to “rock-ribbed Republicans,” there is a fracture over countless agendas.

06/21/2015

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

Is Texas Creating Its Own Border Patrol?

Gov. Greg Abbott this month approved $800 million for border security over the next two years — more than double any similar period during Rick Perry’s 14 years in office.

06/17/2015

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Abbott Asking Texans To Stay Weather-Aware

As Tropical Depression Bill and its remnants blow through Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott is sending an urgent message to residents.

06/17/2015

Gov. Abbott signs tax cuts into law (Photo by Chris Fox/KRLD)

Gov. Abbott Signs $3.8B Tax Cut Package Into Law

The Republican made slashing taxes a top priority of his first legislative session as governor, and headed to an Austin technology firm for Monday’s signing ceremony.

06/15/2015

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Abbott Signs ‘Pastor Protection’ Bill Into Law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a ‘pastor protection’ bill into law, which allows clergy members to refuse officiating same-sex marriages that violate their religious beliefs.

06/11/2015

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

Abbott Signs Border Security Package Into Law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law an $800 million border security package that will mean more state troopers, cameras and a spy plane to patrol the Texas border with Mexico.

06/09/2015

"Frack Free Denton" at Denton City Hall, 5.31.15. CBS 11

Fate Of Denton’s Fracking Ban Still Undecided

City leaders late Tuesday night had still not made a decision on whether or not to throw out Denton’s fracking ban after Gov. Greg Abbott effectively overturned it.

06/03/2015

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus excused his chamber just before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, shortly after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who oversees the Senate, adjourned the upper chamber.

06/01/2015

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

State Senate Passes Border Security Bill

The Texas Senate has passed a $300 million border security bill — one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package.

05/27/2015

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Alamo Preservation Bill Heads To Abbott

It is now up to Gov. Greg Abbott to determine how San Antonio visitors remember the Alamo — the site of the famous Texas Revolution battle where 180 defenders died.

05/26/2015

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Texas House & Senate Approve Tax Cuts

The Texas House and Senate gave preliminary approval to increasing homestead property tax exemptions, key to a $3.8 billion tax cut package on Gov. Greg Abbott’s wish list.

05/25/2015

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