Senator Royce West
Civil rights groups gathered in Austin at the Texas state capitol to release a report asking for the closure of Dawson State Jail in Dallas.
By many accounts, Texas is already the best state in which to do business. Governor Rick Perry says he wants to cut business taxes further.
Early voting is well underway and already turnout at some North Texas locations is strong. More than 70,000 voters cast ballots today in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton Counties.
An estimated four million Texans live in neighborhoods with Homeowners Associations or HOAs. Critics call HOAs dictatorships that wield far too much power.
Democratic State Senator, Royce West of Dallas, says the Florida shooting of Trayvon Martin has him rethinking the Castle Law in Texas.