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A look at the charges facing Perry

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

Here are some questions and answers about the charges.

New supplier charging state four times more for execution drug

| |Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state. Its most recent batch of pentobarbital cost $1,500 per vial, compared with $350 per dose last year, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Execution drug cost quadruples for Texas prisons

| |Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Texas is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least one other death penalty state.

Author tells story of wild ride of Benny Binion

| |Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

"Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker" (Viking), by Doug J. Swanson

Clemens: No regrets, no control over Cooperstown

| |Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago to see another son play in a high school All-America game at Wrigley Field.

Tarrant County hires Denton elections official

| |Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

A five-member commission selects Frank Phillips, 49.

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.

Runaway teen lived in Wal-Mart 2 days, police say

|Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Fourteen-year-old made a nest in the baby apparel section of the Corsicana Wal-Mart, stole food and drinks, and changed clothes occasionally, official say.

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.

WFAA: Runaway lived in Corsicana Walmart for 2 days

| |Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

The boy has hidden out before in houses, businesses and creeks.

Judge questions burdens for Texas abortion access

| |Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

New Texas abortion restrictions that would leave nearly 1 million women without any close options to end a pregnancy left a federal judge Wednesday signaling unease with the long drives the law would cause some abortion-seekers.

House panel censures Texas Regent Hall

| |Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

A Texas House panel on Monday censured a University of Texas System regent for misconduct and incompetence, but decided not to push for his removal from office.

New rules proposed on eminent domain process for new pipelines

| |Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Landowners and attorneys say the Texas Railroad Commission has been rubber-stamping pipeline requests without demanding enough information.

Chikungunya surfaces in Harrison County

| |Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

Officials find one mosquito carrying severe tropical virus.

Pen pals for 60 years hold reunion in Fort Worth area

| |Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

Betty Johnson of the United States and Kuniko Tsuhara of Japan forged an international friendship that started in 1953.

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Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

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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.

State water board delays decision on Marvin Nichols Reservoir

| |Saturday, Aug. 09, 2014

Texas Water Development Board sends DFW planning group officials back to their computers to produce a quantitative analysis of the proposed reservoir’s environmental and economic impact.

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.