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DPS Driver License Offices To Issue Election ID Certificates

It’s only been a few hours since the U.S. Supreme Court voided part of the Voting Rights Act and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has already released information on the new Election Identification Certificates.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Perry: In Texas, Obama Should Apologize For Holder

Gov. Rick Perry wants President Barack Obama to apologize while in Texas for his attorney general’s criticism of the state’s voter ID law.

07/17/2012

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Texas AG Abbott Challenges Fed’s Voter ID Blockade

The state of Texas wants to challenge the constitutionality of Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a key provision of the historic federal legislation.

03/15/2012

Attorney General Asks Court To Clear Voter ID Law

Attorney General Greg Abbott is asking a federal court to clear the way for the state’s Voter ID law after the Department of Justice failed to clear it.

01/23/2012

Texas State Capitol

Texas Senate Opens Hearing On Immigration Bill

Dallas and Houston law enforcement officials said Monday that they oppose legislation that would free up officers in so-called sanctuary cities to ask about the immigration status of anyone pulled over during a traffic stop, questioned as a witness or otherwise detained.

06/13/2011

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

Texans Now Required To Show Photo ID Before Voting

Governor Rick Perry signed a measure Friday that requires Texans to show photo identification before voting. Republicans say the law is necessary to prevent voter fraud and make elections fair.

05/27/2011

Texas State Capitol

Texas House Passes Final Version Of Voter ID Bill

The Texas House passed hotly debated legislation Monday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, sending to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk a measure he declared an “emergency” item for the legislative session.

CBSDFW.COM–05/16/2011

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Homeless Could Get Free State ID Card

Homeless people face many barriers to getting back on their feet. Austin Democratic State Senator Kirk Watson says the lack of a photo ID shouldn’t be one of them.

02/24/2011

An pollster loads paper in a primary registration machine at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas on February 19, 2008. (credit: by Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Texas Voter ID Bill Moves Toward Passage In Senate

Legislation requiring Texans to show a photo ID before voting cleared a major hurdle Tuesday night.

01/25/2011