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Lawmaker to push bill on foreclosed gas leases

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Joyce Marshall / Star-Telegram archives

State Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, saw his previous bill to address the problems in the Barnett Shale vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry.

Clemency sought for schizophrenic man set for execution

Texas is on track for an 18-year low in executions, likely because the option of life without parole was added in 2005.

Three candidates vie for open seat on Euless council

Place 5 became open after Councilman Glenn Porterfield died in August.

Lawmaker spoke to grand jury after making TRWD complaint

A state representative says he testified to Henderson County a grand jury after bringing a complaint against the Tarrant Regional Water District, which is building a pipeline to bring water from East Texas to Dallas-Fort Worth.

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.