Republicans & Democrats Support State Border Surge OperationsDuring its newly ordered surge operations along the Texas-Mexico border, the state Department of Public Safety says it will target drug dealers, human traffickers, and gangs.
Texas Leaders Announce New Border Security PlanTexas' top three leaders, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and House Speaker Joe Straus are working on a plan to boost border security.
Dewhurst "Cautiously Optimistic" About Runoff ElectionA CBS 11 News crew is following the David Dewhurst campaign. The current Lieutenant Governor will be watching the runoff election results from Houston. Earlier Tuesday Dewhurst told CBS 11 the he is cautiously optimistic.
Incumbent Dewhurst Claims He's Closing Gap In Runoff For Lt. GovernorLieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has one week left to convince voters to keep him on the job another four years. Dewhurst is in a run-off with State Senator Dan Patrick of Houston -- who beat him 41-percent to 28-percent in March.
Texas Tea Party Flexes Political Muscle In State PrimaryAnalysts say despite persistent attacks against it, the Tea Party here in Texas flexed its political muscle in the state primary Tuesday.
Dewhurst, Patrick Enter Lieutenant Governor Runoff Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and state Sen. Dan Patrick have advanced to a runoff for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary, extending an already bruising campaign for one of the state's most powerful offices.
Lt. Gov. Calls For Tougher Sentences After Couch CaseTexas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Thursday called on a state Senate committee to study sentences for intoxication manslaughter cases after a teenager received probation for a wreck that killed four people.
Van De Putte Announces Run For Texas Lt. GovernorIt’s the first time in Texas history that two women will lead a major party's ticket for the state's top offices.
David Dewhurst Calls Police To Try & Free RelativeDemanding to talk to the “most senior police officer you have,” Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst called the Allen Police Department earlier this month to try to spring a relative from jail for alleged shoplifting.
Pro-Life, Pro-Choice Rallies Kick Off 2nd Special SessionThousands of pro-choice activists converged on the South steps and lawn of the State Capitol Monday. Inside the Capitol, a smaller crowd of right to life activists, but no less intense.
Texas Senate Blowup Threatens Lt. Gov.'s Future With the crowd in the Texas Senate gallery chanting at deafening levels, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst stood at the podium with his hands in his pockets as his fellow Republicans pleaded and shouted for order.
Perry, Dewhurst Headline Texas Anti-Abortion Rally Top Texas Republicans are joining abortion opponents for an Austin rally marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Dewhurst Campaign Raised $3.3M In Late '12Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst raised $3.33 million in late 2012, but his campaign only reports having $1.97 million cash-on-hand.
Texas Lt. Gov. Calls For Gun Training For TeachersTexas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has called for state-funded specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to guard against school shootings.
Governor Perry Seeks Public Input For Ideas On Cutting TaxesBy many accounts, Texas is already the best state in which to do business. Governor Rick Perry says he wants to cut business taxes further.