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Perry offered to restore vetoed funds if Travis DA quit, sources say

Even after Gov. Rick Perry stripped funding for the office that prosecutes state public corruption cases, his emissaries worked to swap the resignation of the Travis County district attorney for restoration of the money, several sources told The Texas Tribune this week.

Texas Libertarians move forward with gubernatorial candidate

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz tries a bipartisan approach and finds success.

Texting-and-driving ban may still fail after Perry

Texas is one of only seven states without a law prohibiting all drivers from texting while driving.

Keller family fights for adoptive children to be released from Congo

A North Texas couple adopted two children — son Josias and daughter Mercy — from Africa but can’t bring them home because government officials won’t issue paperwork children need to leave the country.

State ethics unit found nothing to pursue in complaint against Davis

The Public Integrity Unit in the Travis County district attorney’s office looked into a political opponent’s complaint about state Sen. Wendy Davis’ legal work for the North Texas Tollway Authority.