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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Abbott: Pay Teachers Bonuses For High Exam Scores

Republican Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he would seek bonuses for high school teachers whose students perform well on college readiness exams.

04/23/2014

Governor Rick Perry (credit: cott Eells-Pool/Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Perry Challenges New York Gov. Cuomo To Debate

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is challenging his New York counterpart, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to a debate over economic policy as he ventures onto Cuomo’s turf.

04/22/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. The CPAC annual meeting brings together conservative politicians, pundits and their supporters for speeches, panels and classes.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Probe Could Complicate Perry’s Prospects

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.

04/20/2014

An unmanned surveillance drone.  (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Search Group, FAA, At Odds Over Drone Use

A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation has run afoul of federal aviation authorities who are prohibiting the non-profit organization from employing drones in its work.

04/19/2014

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Texting While Driving Ban Could Revive After Perry

Efforts to implement a statewide texting while driving ban in Texas are likely to resurface next year no matter who replaces Gov. Rick Perry.

04/19/2014

Decisions... decisions. What's next for James Richard “Rick” Perry? (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Perry’s Lawyer In Veto Probe Hired At $450 Hourly

The attorney Gov. Rick Perry hired amid a grand jury investigation into abuse of power allegations has a $450 hourly contract.

04/15/2014

Empty school desks sit on a lawn. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Texas BOE Mulls Adding Mexican-American Studies Course

Proponents say the move would give students a deeper understanding of their state, where Hispanics make up 51 percent of public school students and which was once part of Mexico.

04/08/2014

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House Democrats Unveil Budget Plan With Tax Hikes

House Democrats have unveiled their response to Rep. Paul Ryan’s GOP budget, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in new revenues over the coming 10 years.

04/07/2014

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price told a group of citizens to "go to Hell" on February 15, 2011. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Attorneys: John Wiley Price Investigation May Be Wrapping Up

The federal investigation into Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and his long-time assistant Daphney Fain appears close to an end, according to attorneys representing the two.

03/20/2014

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North Texas Husband’s Wife Stranded In Ukraine

Russia’s entry into the Crimea and the weekend referendum there has a North Texas man on edge.

03/17/2014

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Dallas City Council Pay Raises Up For Review

Will Dallas City Council members ask voters for a raise?

03/12/2014

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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