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Texas National Guard soldier scans the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border on September 11, 2014 in Havana, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

High Price Tag Of Texas Border Security Plan Draws Scrutiny

Calls for unprecedented border security spending in Texas are drawing bipartisan scrutiny as the Senate proposes doubling funding to pay for more manpower and crime-fighting technology.

02/23/2015

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Perry Lawyers: Prosecutor Alleging Facts Not In Indictments

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team again argued Monday that felony abuse-of-power charges against their client should be tossed.

02/23/2015

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Feds Ask Judge To Lift Hold On Obama’s Immigration Action

The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

02/23/2015

The Texas Democratic Party released this image via Twitter of what they say is  "the first legally married gay couple in Texas" (Image via @TXDemParty)

Gay Couple Marries In TX After License Issued Despite Ban

Two Austin women were married this morning after a Travis County judge ordered the county clerk to issue a marriage license.

02/19/2015

Enrollment Specialist Horacio Castaneda (L) helps Rosa Ayala Cruz (R) apply for health benefits. (credit: Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Estimated 1.2 Mil Texans Signed Up Through Health Exchange

Nearly 1.2 million Texans have signed up or were re-enrolled for health insurance through the federal marketplace by a February 15 deadline.

02/18/2015

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Dallas City Council Approves Benefits To Same Sex Spouses Of City Employees

The Dallas City Council has voted to extend retirement benefits to the same sex spouses of city employees.

02/18/2015

The U.S. Capitol is pictured in Washington, D.C.(credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Congressman Denies He Sexually Harassed Staffer

Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican first elected in 2010, told a federal court on Friday that he never sexually harassed one of his staffers.

02/13/2015

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Report: UT President OK’d Applicants Over Objections

The investigation into influence peddling in admissions at the University of Texas System’s flagship campus found applicants approved by outgoing President Bill Powers typically were recommended by state lawmakers, university donors, alumni and at times by regents themselves.

02/12/2015

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Abbott Defends Texas Parents’ Right To Opt Out Of Vaccines

A spokeswoman for Gov. Greg Abbott says he encourages all parents to have their children vaccinated but supports Texas law allowing families to opt out of them.

02/12/2015

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Congress Clears Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Setting Up Veto

The Republican-controlled Congress approved a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

02/11/2015

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Lt. Gov. Patrick: National Guard Not Leaving Texas Border

The Lieutenant Governor says state leaders no longer want the Texas National Guard off the border with Mexico next month as originally planned.

02/10/2015

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Open Carry Gun Rights Activist’s Video Alarms Texas Lawmakers

In an online video Wednesday, a gun rights activist pushing for legislation allowing Texans to openly carry handguns tells state legislators that ‘treason is punishable by death.’

02/04/2015

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