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Sen. West, Civil Rights Groups Join Calls For Jail Closure

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.

CBS 11–02/25/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses 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)

Governor Perry Seeks Public Input For Ideas On Cutting Taxes

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.

CBS 11–01/09/2013

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Thousands Turn Out For North Texas Early Voting

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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/22/2012

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Powerful HOAs Leave Many Texans Feeling Homeless

An estimated four million Texans live in neighborhoods with Homeowners Associations or HOAs. Critics call HOAs dictatorships that wield far too much power.

05/11/2012

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Sen. Royce West Challenges Texas’ Castle Law After Florida Shooting

Democratic State Senator, Royce West of Dallas, says the Florida shooting of Trayvon Martin has him rethinking the Castle Law in Texas.

03/23/2012