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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Texas AG Catching Heat For About-Face On AA Merger

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is facing heat for his about face on joining the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways.

CBS 11–10/02/2013

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) leads a rally in support of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions at the Texas state capitol on July 1, 2013. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Wendy Davis Lone Star For Texas Democrats In 2014

Stand with Wendy? Sure. But running with Wendy Davis in 2014 is less enticing for big-name Texas Democrats. Davis will launch her campaign for Texas governor next week riding a wave of national celebrity and fundraising power.

09/27/2013

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Reports: Davis Will Have Her Name On Gubernatorial Ballot

During her marathon filibuster, Democratic Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth took on Republicans to block new abortion restrictions. Now, sources tell the AP, she’ll fight Republicans again — to become Texas’ next Governor.

CBS 11–09/26/2013

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Early Stumbles In GOP Races For Post-Perry Texas

For Republicans eager to lead Texas after Governor Rick Perry finally steps aside in 2014, there’s one easy way to describe their campaign blunders so far: Oops.

09/20/2013

Texas State Sen. Wendy David speaks at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wendy Davis Signals She’ll Run For Texas Governor

Senator Wendy Davis, the Democrat who filibustered an abortion law for nearly 13 hours wearing pink running shoes, began the slow rollout of her campaign for Texas governor on Wednesday.

09/18/2013

Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) speaks at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Promises Decision On Governor’s Race By Labor Day

Senator Wendy Davis says she’ll make a decision on running for governor by Labor Day. Supporters are encouraging the Fort Worth to make a bid to become Texas’ first Democratic governor since 1994.

08/09/2013

Governor Rick Perry after giving the opening remarks at the 2013 National Right to Life Convention in Dallas. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Perry To Divulge ‘Exciting Future Plans’ On Monday

Governor Rick Perry has sent an e-mail to friends and top fundraisers promising to reveal “exciting future plans” during an event Monday in San Antonio.

07/02/2013

Former Texas Republican Party chairman Tom Pauken. (credit: The Texas Tribune)

Former State GOP Head Pauken Running For Governor

Governor Rick Perry has drawn his first major primary opponent in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign. Former state Republican Party chairman Tom Pauken appointed a campaign treasurer Thursday.

03/21/2013

Governor Rick Perry (credit: cott Eells-Pool/Getty Images)

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

Musician, author and Texas gubernatorial hopeful Kinky Friedman rides during a parade in Houston in 2005. (credit: Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Is Kinky Gearing Up For Another Political Run?

Are you ready to get Kinky? After several failed attempts to reach the governor’s mansion a Texas singer, songwriter, humorist and aspiring politician isn’t giving up. Kinky Friedman says a lot of people are upset with the way things are being run in Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–08/08/2012

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

Poll: After Failed Run, Perry’s Ratings Down In Texas

A new poll shows Texas Governor Rick Perry’s approval rating in his home state at a 10-year low and more than half of Texans don’t want him to run for another term as governor.

01/26/2012

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 8:  Former Texas Governor, the Honorable Ann Richards gives a speech following the second Presidential debate at the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Event : "Policitics, Sex & Cocktails" on October 8, 2004 at Astra West at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

New Play About Ann Richards Opens In Washington

A new play about the memorable former Texas Gov. Ann Richards is opening at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

12/21/2011

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