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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.

16 hours ago

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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

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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

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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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Experts: Political Personal Attack Ads Work

They’re the types of personal political battles that take over our airwaves.

03/05/2014

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Christian, Sitton To Railroad Commission Runoff

Oil and gas technology executive Ryan Sitton and former state Rep. Wayne Christian are headed to a GOP runoff for an open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission.

03/04/2014

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Texas Democrats Nominate Wendy Davis For Governor

Democrat Wendy Davis has become the first female gubernatorial nominee in Texas since former Gov. Ann Richards.

03/04/2014

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Greg Abbott Widely Expected To Win Republican Primary In Governor’s Race

The moment Republican Greg Abbott announced he was running for Governor, political analysts started saying it’s his race to lose.

CBS 11–03/04/2014

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Preview Of Hotly Contested Republican Primary For Texas Lt. Governor

It’s one of the most heated races in Texas: The Republican primary for Lt. Governor.

02/28/2014

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