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Texas Political Leaders, Lawmakers React To Jim Wright’s Death

James “Jim” Wright Jr., the former U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the House from 1987 through 1989, died Wednesday morning the age of 92.

11 hours ago

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Former U.S. Rep. Jim Wright Dead At 92

Representing the 12th Congressional District from 1955 through 1989, Wright was at the center of several major Dallas/Fort Worth undertakings, including the Wright Amendment.

14 hours ago

Former Congressman Jim Wright (credit: KRLD/Chuck Schechner)

Former Speaker Wright Finally Gets Texas Voter ID

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright says he’s finally obtained the documents he needs to vote under new state law on Election Day.

CBS 11–11/04/2013

A voter places a sticker indicating that he has cast his ballot. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Voter ID Law Already Causing Confusion

The new Texas voter ID law is already in effect for this election season, and was used across the state during early voting. The law is intended to deter fake voters, but several public officials have already run into issues.

11/04/2013

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Former U.S. House Speaker Wright Denied Voter ID

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright says he was denied a state ID card just before Election Day.

11/03/2013

Fort Worth dignitaries turn dirt for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new JFK memorial located in downtown Fort Worth (Chuck Schechner/CBSDFW)

Fort Worth Breaks Ground For Downtown Kennedy Memorial

Fort Worth officials broke ground Monday on what will be a multi-million dollar tribute to President John F. Kennedy.

02/27/2012

President Barack Obama speaks during a Democratic campaign fundraiser event in Dallas on October 4, 2011. (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texans Turn Out For Obama Dallas Fundraisers

After landing and greeting Mayor Mike Rawlings, U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D – Dallas) and onlookers at Dallas Love Field Airport, President Barack Obama and his security team loaded into the motorcade and traveled to the Sheraton in downtown Dallas for a couple of fundraising events.

10/04/2011