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Sen. Wendy Davis

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Local Abortion Clinics Plan Next Move

The Routh Street Women’s Clinic off the North Central Expressway is one of many local abortion clinics, which will shutter if and when HB2 takes effect.

07/18/2013

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) leads a rally in support of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions at the Texas state capitol on July 1, 2013. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Filibuster Star Davis Raises Nearly $1M

State Senator Wendy Davis, who staged a filibuster that helped delay approval of sweeping abortion restrictions, says she raised nearly $1 million in the final two weeks of June.

07/15/2013

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

AG Abbott Announces Gubernatorial Run

Attorney General Greg Abbott has formally kicked off his 2014 campaign for governor a week after Gov. Perry said he wouldn’t seek re-election.

07/14/2013

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) looks over the Senate rules trying to figure how to end the Democrats' attempt to defeat the anti-abortion bill SB5 by a filibuster on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Blowup Threatens Lt. Gov.’s Future

With the crowd in the Texas Senate gallery chanting at deafening levels, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst stood at the podium with his hands in his pockets as his fellow Republicans pleaded and shouted for order.

06/28/2013

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

Cruz: Despite Filibuster, Texas Opposes Abortion

Firebrand U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that most Texans still oppose abortion, despite the national stir caused by a Democratic filibuster “and a handful off protesters” in the state Senate this week that blocked a sweeping bill to further limit the procedure.

06/28/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz

Cruz Set To Address Right to Life Convention

A day after Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the annual National Right to Life Convention, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is set to take his turn at the podium.

06/28/2013

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Perry Opens Right To Life Convention In North Texas

A number of Republican state politicians have made their way to North Texas today, all to attend and take part in the 43rd annual National Right to Life Convention.

CBSDFW.COM–06/27/2013

Sen. Rodney Ellis assists Sen. Wendy Davis with a back brace, which later resulted in her second warning during the filibuster. (credit: Statesman.com, Alberto Martinez)

Abortion Bill Filibuster Broken

Texas’ lieutenant governor late Tuesday suspended a senator’s filibuster against wide-ranging abortion restrictions, but Democrats moved quickly to appeal the decision and set off a parliamentary fight over the rules.

CBS 11–06/25/2013

Senate Bill 5, the controversial Texas bill that would enact wide-ranging restrictions on abortions, is introduced on June 25. Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis stands to speak at 11:18 a.m. Davis is expected to deliver a 12+ hour speech in order to block the bill’s passage. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Democratic Fort Worth Senator Filibusters Against Abortion Bill

Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for more than 12 consecutive hours of standing, Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis began her one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort that would effectively close most state abortion clinics.

06/25/2013

Texas Flag High Winds

State Insurance Commissioner May Be Rejected

Texas Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman could have trouble winning Senate confirmation to keep her job, as Democrats with enough votes to defeat her nomination question her credentials.

02/25/2013

Mugshot of Cedric Steele. (credit: Fort Worth Police Dept.)

Homeless Man Arrested For Attack On Sen. Wendy Davis’ Office

Police say a 40-year-old homeless man who left an unidentified animal part at Sen. Wendy Davis’s office earlier in the week has been charged with leaving a bag of incendiary devices in front of her door Tuesday.

03/21/2012

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