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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.

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.

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.

mobile chart test update two

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.