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Obama defies Congress, pushes ahead with immigration plan

Obama Immigration

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Texas officials say they’re prepared to follow through on their pledge to fight Obama’s order in court, but advocates say his action is long-overdue and just.

Van de Putte to run for San Antonio mayor

Two weeks after losing her bid for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte announced Wednesday night that she would run for mayor of San Antonio and would not finish her Senate term.

Senate falls shy on Keystone vote; battle to continue

The Senate fell one vote short of the 60 needed to get the pipeline bill past a threatened filibuster, perhaps clinching the defeat of Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Eager Texas lawmakers file bills on gay marriage, open carry

As the 84th legislative session nears, other proposals include eliminating daylight-saving time and red-light cameras, expanding gambling and raising the minimum wage.

Texans in Congress vie to lead conservative committee

After losing Senate race, Texas Democrat David Alameel is already looking toward 2018.