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Perry: Top Official Resigning Over No-Bid Contract

The widening fallout over $110 million in no-bid state contracts awarded to an Austin tech company forced the resignation of a second top state official Friday, this time at the request of Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

12/19/2014

While George Bush was serving as the governor of Texas, brother Jeb Bush was serving as the governor of Florida.

Jeb Bush To ‘Actively Explore’ Run For President

It’s an announcement that is certain to reverberate throughout Republican politics.

12/16/2014

A pipeline carries oil near Beaumont, Texas. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers via Getty Images)

Falling Oil Prices Raise New Concerns For States

Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues.

12/11/2014

A small boat rescues sailors from the USS 'West Virginia' after she had suffered a hit in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Tennessee (BB-43) is inboard of the sunken battleship. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Bill Renaming Waco VA Hospital For ‘Dorie’ Miller Goes To President

President Barack Obama will consider signing a bill to rename the Waco Veterans Affairs Medical Center for World War II hero Doris Miller.

12/11/2014

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Gov Perry: Obama’s Immigration Order Means More Border Chaos

Gov. Rick Perry says the Obama administration’s executive action on immigration will trigger a new flood of people illegally entering Texas from Mexico.

12/03/2014

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Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Health Care Law

A Texas doctor’s challenge to President Obama’s health care overhaul is before a federal appeals court in New Orleans.

12/02/2014

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Golfer Nicklaus To Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Golfing great Jack Nicklaus will receive Congress’ highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal.

12/02/2014

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Carpet From England Purchased For Texas Senate Chamber

New historically accurate carpet for the Texas Senate comes from England as part of a more than $500,000 update to the chamber in Austin.

12/02/2014

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Lawmakers Set $94.3 Billion Budget Cap

Texas lawmakers have capped key parts of the next state budget at nearly $94.3 billion, up almost $10 billion from the current 2-year spending cycle.

12/01/2014

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States Differ On Need For Bitcoin Oversight

The Texas Food and Beverage Commission approved bitcoin as an acceptable form of payment for food and alcohol, and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott accepted bitcoin campaign donations.

11/28/2014

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Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Elicits Praise And Anger

Maria Robles is overcome by emotion. On one hand, she’s disappointed, saying President Obama’s executive action on immigration doesn’t go far enough.

11/21/2014

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Homeland Security Chief On Texas Border After Immigration Order

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has told Border Patrol agents in Texas that enforcement priorities are realigning after President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration.

11/21/2014

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