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Texas Auction Fetches $5K For Christmas Ornament

The ornament features the Texas Star in the middle and was auctioned in celebration of what the State Perseveration Board says is 1 million sold since the first Capitol ornament in 1996.

12/16/2013

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Democrat Wendy Davis Officially Enters Gubernatorial Race

Democrat Wendy Davis promised a more populist and bipartisan state government in Texas as she declared her long-anticipated candidacy for governor Thursday, but she didn’t mention abortion rights, the subject that brought her to national attention.

10/03/2013

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)

Ms. Davis Goes To Washington For Campaign Fundraising

There are more signs Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis has her eye on ‘relocating’ to the Texas capitol. This week Davis is taking her fundraising campaign to Capitol Hill.

CBSDFW.COM–07/22/2013

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State House Ready For Crowd & Abortion Bill Vote

Thousands of people may converge on the Texas State Capitol once again next week. Next Tuesday the full House is expected to vote on House Bill 2, the bill enacting harsh abortion restrictions.

CBS 11–07/03/2013

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Texas House Committee Approves Abortion Restrictions

After hours of emotional testimony that stretched late through the night, the Texas House State Affairs Committee approved controversial bills adding new restrictions on abortions, by a margin of 8-3.

CBS 11–07/03/2013

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Senate Approves Rules On Sex Offender Prosecution

New tools for prosecutors in cases of sexual assault against children are advancing through the state Capitol.

03/26/2013

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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.

CBS 11–01/10/2013

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Texas Capitol To Get Vietnam War Memorial Statue

The first official memorial to honor Texans who fought in the Vietnam War is being readied for a Veterans Day dedication next year on the Texas Capitol grounds in Austin.

11/12/2012

Texas Capitol Rotunda

Texas Teachers Rally At Rotunda Against School Cuts

More than 200 Texas Schoolteachers crowded around the rotunda of the Texas Capitol yet again to protest against education spending cuts.

06/06/2011

A teacher joins a protest against possible cuts in funding for public schools. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Education Advocates Rally Outside House Chamber

A loud group of parents, teachers and education advocates rallied outside the House chamber in the Texas Capitol to protest a state budget that will cut $4 billion from education.

05/21/2011

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Heated Debate On Voter ID Bill In Austin

Tuesday’s Austin hearing on the Voter ID bill got a little out of hand.

KRLD–03/01/2011

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Immigration Protesters Take To State Capitol

Hundreds of people from North Texas and across the state marched on the State Capitol in Austin Tuesday in opposition to tougher proposed state immigration laws.

02/22/2011

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