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Abbott’s Priorities Avoid Much Controversy

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says his administration’s top priorities will be bolstering early education, securing the Texas-Mexico border, cutting taxes and pumping $4 billion annually into a traffic-clogged state road network.


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Governor-Elect Abbott Ready To Work

At a news conference on Wednesday, Greg Abbott ‎said that he’s done celebrating. “It is time to put the election behind us and to begin a process of going to work,” he said.


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Texas Honors Hurt & Fallen First Responders

Gov. Rick Perry is honoring dozens of police officers, firefighters and first responders killed or severely hurt in the line of duty with Star of Texas awards.


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Officers On Horseback Patrol Texas Capitol

Troopers on patrol at the Texas Capitol complex now have another way to make their rounds. The Texas Department of Public Safety has started a mounted horse patrol.


Texas Governor Rick Perry waits during his introduction before addressing Austin's largest naturalization ceremony at the Delco Activity Center on May 11, 2007 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Taylor Jones/Getty Images)

Perry To Attend Values Rally At Capitol

Conservatives who oppose abortion, gay rights and premarital sex are set to gather as Gov. Rick Perry leads a rally in support of traditional values at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday.


Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fracking Grabbing The Attention Of Sierra Club, New York Gov.

A two day ‘frack attack’ summit is underway in Dallas. The summit comes on the same day fracking made news in the northeast.


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Anti-Abortion Rally In State Capitol

An estimated 3,000 people have marched on the state Capitol for an anti-abortion rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.


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CBS 11 Sits Down For Exclusive Rick Perry Interview

CBS 11 News sat down for an exclusive interview with Governor Rick Perry. The first question on the list: how to improve a $3 billion program approved by voters, with the goal of finding cures for cancer.

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A look at the construction of the first Texas Tejano monument, to be placed at the State Captiol in Austin. (credit: The Tejano Monument)

Texans Dedicate First Tejano Monument At Capitol

The state’s top officials will dedicate the first monument on the Capitol grounds honoring the contributions of Tejanos.


Thousands gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on March 12, 2011 to protest budget cuts to public schools. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

Thousands Protest Texas School Budget Cuts

Thousands of teachers, students and parents rallied at the Texas Capitol to protest $10 billion in education cuts.


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Education Rally Gathering Steam Online

North Texas parents want to make sure their voices are heard in Austin when it comes to the crisis in the classroom. So what do frustrated moms and dads do to organize and let lawmkers know how they feel about school financing? They go online and organize.


Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks after taking the oath office for a third full term. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Rick Perry Sworn In For Unprecedented 3rd Term

Texas Governor Rick Perry has taken the oath office for an unprecedented third full term. Perry begins perhaps his most tumultuous stint as governor as the state faces a massive budget shortfall.