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Texans React To Resignation Of EPA’s Armendariz

Days after a 2010 video surfaced in which EPA official Al Armendariz described a push to “crucify” major violators in the oil and gas business, he has resigned, causing regret among environmentalists and relief in the oil and gas industry.


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Dewhurst’s Tenure Draws Mixed Reviews

If Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wins his bid to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, he will leave a job he has had for nearly 10 years — longer than all but two other lieutenant governors in Texas history.


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Anthony Graves Story on 48 Hours Saturday

The CBS news show 48 Hours Mystery will air a segment this Saturday with an update on former death row inmate Anthony Graves’ story.


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With New Political Maps, Find Your District

After a monthslong battle over election maps that has pushed back Texas’s primary date more than a month, federal judges in San Antonio last week unveiled new maps that define the state’s congressional delegation and House. So what’s that mean for you?


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Influential Capitol Insider Reggie Bashur Dead At 59

Reggie Bashur, a well-regarded lobbyist and political and media consultant, died this afternoon. The 59-year-old had been battling cancer for several months.


SPARTANBURG, SC- JANUARY 8:  Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop at the Beacon Drive-In January 8, 2012 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. After suffering a fifth place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Gov. Perry has returned to the campaign trail in South Carolina with events for the next several days in hopes of keeping his candidacy alive.  (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

Perry Leaning Toward A Run For Reelection

Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday he is leaning toward running for re-election in 2014 and possibly another stab at the White House two years after that.


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Rick Perry’s Taxpayer-Funded Security Costs Rise

Though Gov. Rick Perry’s political fortunes on the presidential campaign trail have plummeted, the bills for his omnipresent security detail continue, costing Texas taxpayers as much as $400,000 a month.


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Texas Fracking Disclosure To Start in February

Rules requiring disclosure of many chemicals used in the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing will take effect in Texas in February, oil and gas regulators decided on Tuesday.


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Early Returns: A Runoff Ahead, Three Amendments Failing

Seven of ten proposed amendments to the state constitution had the approval of most Texas voters in early returns, and a legislative race in Brazos County appeared to be on its way to a runoff.


Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry outlines his flat tax plan in South Carolina. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Perry Gives ‘Bizarre’ Speech In New Hampshire

Governor Rick Perry has become an Internet sensation after a video of him from a Friday Night speech in New Hampshire hit YouTube over the weekend.


Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry laughs while answering a question in the Fox News/Google GOP Debate at the Orange County   Convention Center on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The debate featured the nine Republican candidates two days before the Florida straw poll. (Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack-Pool/Getty Images)

Perry Faces Tougher Race After Debate, Florida Poll

Gov. Rick Perry’s meteoric rise to the top of the Republican field last month led many observers to conclude that the Texas governor would waltz to his party’s presidential nomination. It’s looking more like a grind dance now.


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Perry To Social Conservatives: My Past Will Not “Embarrass” You

At a gathering of uncommitted social and evangelical conservatives at the Hill Country spread of mega-donor James Leininger, Gov. Rick Perry spent several hours patiently answering queries on a range of issues.