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Texting While Driving Ban Could Revive After Perry

Efforts to implement a statewide texting while driving ban in Texas are likely to resurface next year no matter who replaces Gov. Rick Perry.

04/19/2014

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Governor Perry Faults President Obama For Gov’t Standoff

Governor Rick Perry said Friday that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are to blame for the standoff in Washington that has led to a partial government shutdown.

10/04/2013

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster to stop the final vote. (credit: Alyssa Potasznik)

Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Republicans in the Texas Legislature have passed an omnibus abortion bill that is one of the most restrictive in the nation.

07/13/2013

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High Bills Surge In Small Town After Gov. Perry’s Water Veto

People in Blue Mound say they’re paying higher water bills after Gov. Perry’s veto of a bill that would have made it easier for the city to gain control of its water system.

06/21/2013

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President Obama Touts Austin-Area High School

President Barack Obama kicked-off his “Middle-Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour” by touting Austin as a role model for the rest of the nation.

05/09/2013

An 11-year-old boy handles a SIG Sauer SIG556 semi-automatic rifle during the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. (credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Republicans Sound Off At NRA Convention

The National Rifle Association held their annual meeting in Houston today. This year’s theme is “Stand and Fight,” and some politicians in attendance had plenty to say about it.

05/03/2013

Members of the Boy Scouts salute during a flag raising. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

BSOA Considering Stance On Openly Gay Scouts & Leaders

The Boys Scouts of America, based in Irving, is considering an about face on it’s longstanding
ban on openly gay scouts and leaders.

02/02/2013

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Governor Perry: Boy Scouts Should Keep No-Gay Policy

Gov. Rick Perry said emphatically Saturday that the Boy Scouts of America shouldn’t soften its strict no-gays membership policy, and suggested that bending the organization to the whims of popular culture is wrong.

02/02/2013

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Planned Parenthood Loses Appeal To Participate In Texas Women’s Health Program

A Texas judge has denied Planned Parenthood’s latest attempt to rejoin the state’s health program that excludes providers that support abortion rights.

01/11/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry appears in a 2012 presidential campaign ad. (credit: Rick Perry 2012 via YouTube)

Gov. Perry Cautions Against “Knee Jerk” Reaction On Gun Laws

Texas Governor Rick Perry called the Sandy Hook school shooting an evil that came to visit, but he said he hopes the federal government will not have a knee jerk reaction to it.

12/17/2012

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Romney Plans Ohio Rally To Launch Election Sprint

Mitt Romney is planning to host an Ohio rally Friday evening to launch a four-day sprint to Election Day.

10/31/2012

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Texas Political Pioneer Dead At 84

Fred Meyer, former chairman of the Texas Republican Party and the Dallas County Republican Party, has died at the age of 84.

CBSDFW.COM–09/24/2012

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