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

Texas AG Catching Heat For About-Face On AA Merger

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is facing heat for his about face on joining the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways.

CBS 11–10/02/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 05: Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) talks with guests at the head table before speaking at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. Davis, who entered the national spotlight after holding a filibuster on a Texas abortion bill, spoke on the political climate in Texas and Washington during her remarks. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wendy Davis Begins The Long Hello

Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis has announced that she will make clear her future plans on Oct. 3.

09/22/2013

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

Abbott Raises Another $1M For Gubernatorial Run

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reports raising more than $1 million in August for his Republican gubernatorial run.

09/05/2013

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cruz To Renounce Canadian Citizenship

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he will renounce his Canadian citizenship.

08/19/2013

Texas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry speaks during a forum on manufacturing. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Perry Appoints Former Reporter New Chief Of Staff

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed a former journalist as new chief of staff as he prepares for retirement.

08/12/2013

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Road Debate Will Start Third Special Session

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes.

08/04/2013

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

Attorney General Abbott Says He Raised Almost $5M

Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is widely expected to run for governor, says he raised a record $4.7-plus million in the last two weeks of June.

07/11/2013

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

Perry’s Decision – What’s Next?

Gov. Rick Perry’s announcement that after nearly thirteen years in office, he won’t seek a fourth full term next year begs the question — what’s next?

07/08/2013

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

Perry’s Decision Will Transform Texas Politics

AUSTIN (AP) — No matter what Gov. Rick Perry announces on Monday, his decision will transform politics in Texas. If the state’s longest-serving governor chooses to retire, then at least six out of nine elected […]

07/07/2013

GOP candidate for senate Ted Cruz accepting the 2012 republican nomination on July 31, 2012. (Courtesy: Ted Cruz for Senate)

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Reportedly Considering Presidential Run

Freshman senator Ted Cruz is considering a presidential run in 2016, according to the National Review. Friends and confidants say that, though Cruz won’t address it publicly, he has undeniable interest in making a run.

05/01/2013

An woman holds a SIG Sauer SP 2022 9mm pistol. (credit: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Guns On Campus Bill Scheduled For Texas House Vote

The Texas House has scheduled a vote this week on a bill allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their guns into college classrooms.

04/29/2013

A man shows a handful of the U.S. pennies. (credit: Getty Images/Jim Watson/AFP)

More Questions Than Answers On Sequester’s Local Impact

CBS 11 tried gauging the impact of the sequester on North Texas if it hits after the Friday deadline. But the bottom line is, most people don’t seem to know what it will be.

02/25/2013

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