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Open Carry Demonstrators Take On Keller

Another round today in the debate over the current state law on open carrying was taken to North Richland Hills.

02/22/2014

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

Redistricting Case Could Delay Texas Primaries

Politicians across the state are announcing their candidacies and hiring campaign workers, but the ongoing battle over redistricting could again delay the March primaries and make life difficult for incumbents.

08/11/2013

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Road Debate Will Start Third Special Session

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes.

08/04/2013

Senate Bill 5, the controversial Texas bill that would enact wide-ranging restrictions on abortions, is introduced on June 25. Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis stands to speak at 11:18 a.m. Davis is expected to deliver a 12+ hour speech in order to block the bill’s passage. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Abortion Bill Dies In Senate

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth spent nearly 11 hours trying to filibuster a controversial abortion bill. When Republicans ended the filibuster before the midnight deadline, the raucous crowd took over, ultimately causing the bill to die in the senate.

06/26/2013

Texas State Capitol

Governor Considers Special Session On Highway Funding

Governor Perry and state lawmakers are considering using a special session to deal with the issue of funding new road construction in Texas.

05/28/2013

People gather outside of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Calls Special Session To End Controversy Over Voting Districts

Governor Perry wants lawmakers to approve the voting maps drawn by a federal court in Washington, DC that were already used for Congressional and state legislative districts last year.

05/27/2013

Texas State Capitol

Recapping The 83rd Texas Legislative Session

State lawmakers are sending Gov. Rick Perry a slew of new bills to sign, after pushing through several proposals before the end of the regular legislative session.

05/27/2013

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Texas Legislature Wraps Up – At Least For Now

The Texas Legislature gathered Monday for a breezy day of backslapping, goodbyes and very little actual lawmaking on the largely ceremonial last day of the biennial session.

05/27/2013

The U.S. Capitol building stands prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on January 24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bears, Budgets, Farmers Top Congress To-Do List

Looming large in the lame-duck session is the need for President Obama and Congress to figure out how to avoid the double economic hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts.

11/14/2012

Lawyer: “Insurmountable” Differences In Texas Redistricting Fight

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – An attorney defending Republican-drawn voting maps in Texas has told a federal court there are “insurmountable” differences preventing a compromise with minority rights groups. The stalemate Tuesday left the date of […]

02/14/2012

State Has Texas-Sized Poverty Problem

Texans politicians like to tout the state’s economic growth, but more and more Texans are finding themselves teetering on the edge of poverty.

02/05/2012

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Court: All Parties Must Agree For An April 3 Primary Vote

A three-judge panel says that the only way to keep the Texas primaries on April 3 is for all sides to agree on temporary political maps within two weeks.

01/23/2012

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