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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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Former Abbott Deputy Named Texas Insurance Commissioner

A former top deputy of Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is taking over the Texas Department of Insurance.

01/12/2015

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Texas Music Office Leader Leaving In February

The longtime director of the Texas Music Office says Gov.-elect Greg Abbott has chosen not to keep him and already has a replacement in mind.

01/08/2015

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Perry, Abbott, Cruz To Witness Paxton Take Oath

Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are among several powerful Texas Republicans scheduled to attend the swearing-in of new state Attorney General Ken Paxton.

01/05/2015

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Lady Antebellum, Pat Green Booked For Abbott Bash

Country stars Lady Antebellum and Pat Green are booked to perform at the inauguration ball for Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott.

12/22/2014

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Texas Weighs Open Carry Of Handguns

Texas is one of the few states with ban on the open carry of handguns that could change in 2015, with push for expanded gun rights.

12/14/2014

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Texas Denied Grants For Pre-K Funding

The federal government has denied Texas in the state’s application for up to $120 million in grants that would have helped to pay for pre-kindergarten programs.

12/11/2014

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Four More States Join Texas-Led Immigration Lawsuit

Four more states have joined a Texas-led coalition suing the Obama administration over executive action on immigration.

12/10/2014

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Abbott’s Priorities Avoid Much Controversy

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says his administration’s top priorities will be bolstering early education, securing the Texas-Mexico border, cutting taxes and pumping $4 billion annually into a traffic-clogged state road network.

12/08/2014

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Multistate Coalition Sues Over President’s Immigration Order

Texas is leading a 17-state coalition in suing over the Obama administration’s recently announced executive actions on immigration.

12/03/2014

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Texas Expected To Sue Obama Over Immigration

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott appears poised to keep his promise and sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration — the 31st time he’s filed suit against the federal government since 2009.

12/03/2014

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