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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Fight Pits Texas AG vs. Gay Friend

When Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend’s bedside.

02/28/2014

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Dallas Advances In Bid To Host 2016 Republican Convention

Big things happen in Dallas and this might be one of the biggest yet…

02/27/2014

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Changing Demographics Shows Hispanic Voters Shaping Future Of Texas Politics

A new report on the changing demographics in Texas shows Hispanic voters could be shaping the future of politics in the state.

02/27/2014

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Fort Worth City Council Candidates Share Visions For Technology

The Fort Worth City Council interviewed their final four candidates for city manager Tuesday in a day long, closed door session.

02/25/2014

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Abbott Focuses On Issues As Davis Criticizes Nugent Alliance

Likely Republican nominee for Governor Greg Abbott returned to North Texas Monday when he made an appearance in McKinney.

02/24/2014

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Texas House Candidate Sees Roadkill As Food, Not Waste

Rack of raccoon or smidgen of pigeon could be on the menu if legislators take up the call by Tink Nathan to allow motorists to collect and consume roadkill. It’s currently a misdemeanor offense to gather it.

02/21/2014

Mugshot of Judge Carlos Cortez, 44th State Civil District Court, Dallas County. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Judge Accused Of Assault Says Dirty Politics Behind Arrest

State district Judge Carlos Raul Cortez told CBS 11 News that dirty political tricks were behind his arrest for felony assault following a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend in December 2013.

02/20/2014

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Republican Lt. Governor Candidate Accused Of Hiring Illegal Immigrants

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick finds himself in the middle of a political firestorm, less than two weeks before the March 4 Texas primary.

CBS 11–02/19/2014

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Court Ruling May See Super PAC Money Rise In Texas

A recent federal court ruling essentially overturned Texas’ ban on political action committees that can spend lavishly as long as they aren’t coordinating with political campaigns.

02/17/2014

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images for Usher's New Look Foundation)

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Convicted Of Taking Bribes

A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.

02/12/2014

A same-sex couple stands in line to receive their marriage license before getting married in San Francisco. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

New Federal Government Policy Impacts Gay Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the federal government is expanding its recognition of same sex couples received applause and cheers in some circles.

02/10/2014

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Washington Not Prioritizing American’s Needs

Conservatives teeming with anti-Washington frustration are talking about driving the Republicans’ policy agenda and ousting GOP leaders who don’t adhere to their ideology.

02/10/2014

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