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Big Tex will sport new shirt at this year’s State Fair

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Fort Worth-based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. designed the made the shirt, which was unveiled Tuesday morning.

For DFW, cooler temperatures are on the way

| |Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

While there will be a slight cool down with a chance of rain, it will still be “toasty” across North Texas this weekend.

Tim Cole: A final honor for the wrongly convicted

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

A new statue in Lubbock will pay tribute to a Fort Worth man convicted of a crime he didn’t commit.

Is a drought-buster on the way for North Texas?

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Long-range forecasts provide some hope for rain this fall and winter across Texas.

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.”

Fort Worth meeting Thursday to focus on state water projects

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Water conservation and reuse will be key factors in the proposed Texas Water Development Board rules.

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 prosecution headed by a formidable lawyer

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

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

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.

Texans can’t check healthcare increases

| |Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

The state doesn’t provide ways to compare insurers or proposed hikes.

What Republicans and Democrats said about Rick Perry’s indictment

| |Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

“I am outraged and appalled ..." "Gov. Perry should resign ..." " ... doesn't sound like anybody did anything wrong" "It certainly will be a big deal with the liberal media ..."

Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

| |Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie is trying to move beyond the apparent effort of his staff to create traffic chaos on a bridge into Manhattan late last year, while state prosecutors in Wisconsin are examining whether Gov. Scott Walker coordinated too closely during a past campaign with outside conservative groups.

A look at the charges facing Perry

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

Here are some questions and answers about the charges.

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.

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.

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.

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.