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Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Wendy Davis Accuses AG Greg Abbott Of Incentive Fund ‘Cover Up’

Democrat Wendy Davis is accusing Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott of a ‘cover up’ involving economic incentive dollars on the eve of their final debate in the Texas governor’s race.

09/29/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Audit Finds Problems In Gov. Perry’s Deal-Closing Texas Enterprise Fund

The first state audit of Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s deal-closing business fund is raising questions about jobs created and the level of completion from other states luring the same companies.

09/25/2014

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SpaceX To Build Rocket Launch Site In South Texas

Texas and SpaceX have announced that the company will build the first commercial site for orbital launches on the state’s southernmost tip.

08/04/2014

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New Kohl’s Operation Center To Bring 1,500 Jobs To Dallas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced on Friday that the state will invest $864,000 in Kohl’s Department Stores to help open a customer service operations center in Dallas. The center is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs.

06/14/2013

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)

Texas Lawmakers Pushing Back On Gov. Perry In 2013

Governor Rick Perry revved up for a presidential bid in 2011 by showing the country who’s boss in Texas: He slashed spending, tightened abortion restrictions and declared illegal immigration a state emergency. He’s not calling the shots anymore.

04/26/2013

Contractors place sections of a water pipeline in a trench. (credit: Getty Images/Ross Land)

Pipeline Giant Tenaris To Build $1.3B Texas Plant

International energy pipeline giant Tenaris SA said Friday it plans to build a $1.3 billion Gulf Coast manufacturing facility that will bring 600 jobs and better supplying operations to Texas’ oil- and natural gas-rich Eagle Shale region.

02/15/2013

A technician at work near a circuit board. (credit: REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Firm To Bring High-Tech Jobs To Rural Texas

Governor Rick Perry is cutting the ribbon on a private firm’s new information and technology facility, which promises to create 350 new jobs in rural Texas.

04/11/2012

Rick Perry Gives Speech On Energy Independence And Jobs At PA Steel Plant

Group: Texas Jobs Fund Missing Job Creation Goals

A government watchdog group in Texas said Wednesday that a job creation program touted often by Gov. Rick Perry as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination has delivered on barely a third of the jobs it promised to bring to the state by the end of last year.

11/09/2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry gestures prior to the start of a presidential debate hosted by Bloomberg and the Washington Post on October 11, 2011. (credit: Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

The Texas Enterprise Fund & The Perry Campaign

A new watchdog report says that nearly half of the companies receiving money from the Texas Enterprise Fund also gave money to Governor Rick Perry’s campaign or the Republican Governor’s Association.

10/13/2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Teacher Layoffs Would Hamper Some Local Economies

Plans for teacher layoffs are stirring panic from Houston to far West Texas.

03/06/2011