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Texas Gay Marriage Ruling Sparks Debate

A federal court ruling has fueled debate across the nation. A judge on Wednesday struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, calling it unconstitutional.

02/27/2014

A 2005 photo of rocker Ted Nugent saluting U.S. troops. Nugent was doing a live interview with Governor Rick Perry in Crawford, Texas. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Backlash From Nugent Comments Reveals Misstep For Texas GOP

Mitt Romney rallied with Kid Rock and President George W. Bush had a fan in Alice Cooper. But a Ted Nugent encore in the Texas governor’s race is growing unlikely after blowback from Republican Greg Abbott’s embrace of the ultimate shock rocker.

02/21/2014

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) answers questions during a press conference regarding the omnibus spending bill on Capitol Hill December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Cornyn said he would vote against the bill in its current form. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

State Candidates Meet Texas Veterans

Several candidates for Texas statewide offices, as well as Gov. Rick Perry, are set to speak and meet with veterans of foreign wars at their winter meeting in Austin on Friday.

01/31/2014

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Gov. Perry Defends States’ Right To Legalize Marijuana

Gov. Rick Perry is defending Colorado and Washington’s legalization of marijuana as a states’ rights issue — and says he wants to keep minor drug offenders out of jail.

01/23/2014

A roadside sign alerts drivers to be on the lookout for a missing child. (credit: AP Photo)

Nation Observes Amber Alert Anniversary

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety are joining law enforcement agents around the nation in observing National Amber Alert Awareness Day on Monday.

01/13/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy David speaks at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis To Unveil Texas Education Proposals

State Sen. Wendy Davis will appear in North Texas to discuss education proposals for her campaign for governor.

01/09/2014

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Billionaire Philanthropist Harold Simmons Remembered

Some of the most prominent politicians and business people in the state came together Thursday in Dallas to remember billionaire and business legend Harold Simmons.

CBS 11–01/02/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" on May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Health Law Dampens Perry’s 2014 Optimism

Gov. Rick Perry said that the nation’s new health care law has dampened the optimism that he normally feels with the new year. Texas has the highest rate of uninsured Americans.

01/01/2014

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis greets members of an audience. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Texas 2-Woman Ticket Goes For History

Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. Women still have yet to run many statehouses. But two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind of history.

01/01/2014

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel June 27, 2013 in Grapevine. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry To Headline Kentucky GOP Event

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will visit the home turf of a potential presidential rival to headline a fundraiser that’s part of a strong push by Kentucky Republicans to flip control of the state House in their favor in 2014.

12/30/2013

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Abbott Shifts Gubernatorial Run To Education

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is putting new emphasis on education in his campaign to replace Gov. Rick Perry.

12/03/2013

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)

Perry To Speak At Virginia GOP Retreat

Gov. Rick Perry will be a featured speaker at an annual three-day gathering of Republican officials in Virginia. Perry is scheduled to speak on Saturday, December 7.

11/26/2013

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