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Texas Tea Partiers have Rick Perry’s back — on at least one issue

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

North Texas Tea Party members say Rick Perry can be ‘all hat, no cattle,’ but they believe the indictment is pure politics.

Taxpayers won’t be on hook for Perry defense after all

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Governor’s staff says indictments are “an assault on the Constitution. We don’t want it to be an assault on the taxpayers as well.”

Defiant Gov. Perry booked on 2 charges

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

“I’m going to fight this injustice with every fiber of my being. And we will prevail,” a defiant Rick Perry declared at the Travis County Courthouse. The governor then went to get ice cream.

Perry avoids an arrest but still faces booking

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Fighting felony charges won’t keep Gov. Rick Perry from meeting his busy travel schedule, staff says.

Perry prosecution headed by a formidable lawyer

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

McCrum is not motivated by partisan political motives, his friends insist.

Perry blasts felony indictment as ‘outrageous’

| |Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

Democrats say they hope the controversy will help them in November, as the Texas governor launches a counteroffensive over Friday’s grand jury indictment.

Putting names with migrants’ bodies is Texas examiner’s macabre mission

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

As the medical examiner for Webb County, a 3,400-square-mile jurisdiction of 262,000 residents in South Texas, Dr. Corinne Stern works in a grim corner of the national debate over illegal immigration — identifying the dead.

Use of longtime U.S. motto draws attention to Tarrant County

| |Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

Some of the most beautiful people around Capitol Hill come from Texas.

Gov. Perry indicted, accused of coercion, abusing power

| |Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry’s lawyers predict he’ll be cleared of felony charges stemming from his veto of funding for the state’s Public Integrity Unit.

Texas Democrat proposes $2 billion program for college tuition for high school grads

| |Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

The Democratic lieutenant governor candidate plans to ask Texans to OK dedicating $2 billion of state money to send youths to college.

Clinton’s lead over GOP candidates shrinking

| |Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s lead over a crowded prospective Republican field has narrowed and her support has slipped below 50 percent, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

Change is coming to Texas bingo halls

| |Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Despite concerns from gambling opponents, state officials approve a plan to make it easier for customers to play more games, more easily — thus raising more money for charities.

Money heading to U.S. House races

| |Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

North Texas congressional candidates are building their war chests for the Nov. 4 election.

Abbott predicts he’ll beat Davis with the help of women and Hispanics

| |Saturday, Aug. 09, 2014

Texas’ attorney general gives the wrap-up speech at the two-day Republican RedState Gathering in downtown Fort Worth.

Breastfeeding was a big deal at the George W. Bush Presidential Library

| |Saturday, Aug. 09, 2014

It’s time for Fort Worth to become a more compassionate city, officials say.

Is this a preview of 2016 GOP presidential primary?

| |Friday, Aug. 08, 2014

Two potential Texas presidential contenders — Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz — reach out to conservatives gathered in Fort Worth.

Davis, Abbott duking it out in new campaign ads

| |Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014

The Democratic and Republican gubernatorial nominees both launched their ad campaigns for the general election season on Thursday.

Perry, Cruz in Fort Worth for RedState Gathering

|Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014

The political landscape has shifted since Rick Perry and Ted Cruz spoke to a RedState Gathering three years ago.

Can Wendy Davis make a comeback in the Texas governor’s race?

Wednesday, Aug. 06, 2014

Video: Bob Ray Sanders says the Fort Worth state senator needs to energize the Obama voters, but Cynthia Allen says Davis is done. Watch their debate in a new episode of Taking Sides.

Decision delayed on allowing slot-machine like devices in Texas

| |Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2014

Officials are reviewing more than 13,000 comments they received on a proposal to allow historical racing at horse and dog tracks in Texas.

Is Texas ready to upgrade bingo technology?

| |Monday, Aug. 04, 2014

A proposal would let bingo players pay for games electronically, rather than waiting for workers to bring them more games.

Plan to bring more technology to bingo on table in Texas

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Bingo advocates ask to add more technology to card minders at Texas bingo halls.

Is it game over for the Texas Lottery?

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Replacing lottery revenue in the state? “That’s the $2 billion question,” a local lawmaker said.

Two Texas youths return from a faith journey to Israel

| |Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2014

Two Fort Worth youths recently returned from Israel, where they had a front-row seat to history.

Women’s health program rule changes go into effect Friday

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Fort Worth is home to one of the specialty pharmacies where long-acting reversible contraception products will be available to physicians.

Texas officials propose program to test self-driving cars, jet packs — even hover cars

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

For a state that prides itself in fiscal frugality, Texas is always finding new ways to spend money, this time testing innovative emerging transportation technologies at state universities.

Tarrant County donations flow to governor’s race

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, picked up more local donations than Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Israel Lone Soldier: ‘Life shouldn’t be a spectator sport.’

| |Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

More than 2,500 Lone Soldiers serve in the Israel Defense Force. About one-third are from the United States; ten are from Texas.

Texas lawmaker wants legal ruling on slot-machine like devices

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A state representative wants Texas’ top attorney to weigh in on whether historical racing, and these machines, are legal at horse and dog racetracks.

Texas abortions down 13 percent since law changed

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

A new report says the decline was not as large as expected after the Texas Legislature made numerous changes to state law that went into effect last November.