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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Debated At State GOP Convention

Several hot-button issues, including gay marriage, are being discussed at the state’s GOP convention in Fort Worth. Friday will see a lineup of several high-profile speakers.

06/06/2014

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Wendy Davis Welcomes GOP Convention To Fort Worth

As Republicans gather in the Fort Worth Convention Center for the Texas GOP convention, Democratic candidate for governor, Wendy Davis has a message for them: Welcome — and you’re welcome!

06/05/2014

The execution gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. (credit: AP)

Texas Execution Drug Source Can Be Secret

Texas can keep secret the name of its supplier for its execution drugs, the state attorney general determined after law enforcement argued that suppliers face serious danger.

05/30/2014

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Tea Party Poised For Big Wins In Texas Runoffs

For all the talk of Texas growing more and more competitive for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, GOP voters are poised to make a harder turn right in Tuesday’s runoff elections.

05/26/2014

Texas State Capitol

Davis & Abbott Debate Their Debate Schedule

Democrat Wendy Davis wants six debates before voters elect a new governor in November, but Republican Greg Abbott wants her to accept two proposals already on the table.

05/20/2014

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Davis Questions Abbott’s Role In CPRIT Turmoil

Democrat Wendy Davis is renewing attacks in the Texas governor’s race on Republican rival Greg Abbott over past turmoil at the state’s $3 billion cancer-fighting agency.

05/06/2014

A teacher takes questions from his class. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

Texas Governor Hopefuls Vow Focus On Schools

As Gov. Rick Perry wraps up a record 14 years on the job, his successors are both vowing to prioritize public schools if elected in November.

04/28/2014

A pile of Bitcoins are shown here after Software engineer Mike Caldwell minted them in his shop on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah. Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency used over the Internet that is gaining in popularity worldwide. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Abbott Campaign Accepting Bitcoin Contributions

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s campaign for governor says it will accept contributions made with the bitcoin virtual currency.

04/18/2014

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Wendy Davis Attacks Greg Abbott’s Pre-K Education Plan

It’s an education plan being proposed for 4-year-olds and one candidate for Texas governor says it doesn’t pass the test.

CBS 11–04/15/2014

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Texas AG Greg Abbott Faces Death Penalty Choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don’t dare get in the way of either.

04/15/2014

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Nugent Show Canceled Over Obama Comments

Emails show that plans for a Ted Nugent concert in East Texas were canceled after the shock rocker drew criticism for calling President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel.”

04/14/2014

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Abbott Shifts To Schools In Governor’s Race

Republican Greg Abbott is ready to shift the Texas governor’s race back to education, but not over spending cuts. He is expected to reveal his education plan on Monday.

03/31/2014

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