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John Carona shaking hands after Texas primary election. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Tea Party Flexes Political Muscle In State Primary

Analysts say despite persistent attacks against it, the Tea Party here in Texas flexed its political muscle in the state primary Tuesday.

CBS 11–03/05/2014

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Dewhurst, Patrick Enter Lieutenant Governor Runoff

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and state Sen. Dan Patrick have advanced to a runoff for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary, extending an already bruising campaign for one of the state’s most powerful offices.

03/04/2014

Ethan Couch, 16, has been sentenced to 10 years probation for a June 2013 drunk driving crash that killed four people and severely injured two others.  (credit: CBS 11 News)

Lt. Gov. Calls For Tougher Sentences After Couch Case

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Thursday called on a state Senate committee to study sentences for intoxication manslaughter cases after a teenager received probation for a wreck that killed four people.

CBS 11–12/19/2013

Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte accepting  the Matt Garcia Public Service Award by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. (credit: Texas State Senate website)

Van De Putte Announces Run For Texas Lt. Governor

It’s the first time in Texas history that two women will lead a major party’s ticket for the state’s top offices.

11/26/2013

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David Dewhurst Calls Police To Try & Free Relative

Demanding to talk to the “most senior police officer you have,” Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst called the Allen Police Department earlier this month to try to spring a relative from jail for alleged shoplifting.

CBS 11–08/21/2013

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Pro-Life, Pro-Choice Rallies Kick Off 2nd Special Session

Thousands of pro-choice activists converged on the South steps and lawn of the State Capitol Monday. Inside the Capitol, a smaller crowd of right to life activists, but no less intense.

CBS 11–07/01/2013

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) looks over the Senate rules trying to figure how to end the Democrats' attempt to defeat the anti-abortion bill SB5 by a filibuster on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Blowup Threatens Lt. Gov.’s Future

With the crowd in the Texas Senate gallery chanting at deafening levels, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst stood at the podium with his hands in his pockets as his fellow Republicans pleaded and shouted for order.

06/28/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry listens to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as he addresses a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" on May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Perry, Dewhurst Headline Texas Anti-Abortion Rally

Top Texas Republicans are joining abortion opponents for an Austin rally marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision.

01/26/2013

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Campaign Raised $3.3M In Late ’12

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst raised $3.33 million in late 2012, but his campaign only reports having $1.97 million cash-on-hand.

01/16/2013

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Texas Lt. Gov. Calls For Gun Training For Teachers

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has called for state-funded specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to guard against school shootings.

01/11/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" on May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Governor Perry Seeks Public Input For Ideas On Cutting Taxes

By many accounts, Texas is already the best state in which to do business. Governor Rick Perry says he wants to cut business taxes further.

CBS 11–01/09/2013

Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a function. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Perry: No Promises To Restore ’11 Budget Cuts

Gov. Rick Perry is making no promises that Texas will roll back any of the deep state spending cuts imposed during past economic doldrums — not even $5.4 billion sliced from public schools.

01/09/2013

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