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President Barack Obama orders BBQ at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, on July 10, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Fist-Bumps Cashier Who Said ‘Only When I Have Sex’ When President Asked If He’s Gay

President Barack Obama had a good laugh with a cashier at Franklin Barbecue in Austin last week during a surprise stop.

07/14/2014

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry in calling on President Barack Obama to visit the Mexican border personally, with Cruz sending Obama actual directions to the border from Obama’s planned fundraiser stops in Austin and Dallas.   (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cruz Sends Obama Map With Directions From Fundraisers To Border Towns

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry in calling on President Barack Obama to visit the Mexican border personally, with Cruz sending Obama actual directions to the border from Obama’s planned fundraiser stops in Austin and Dallas.

07/09/2014

File photo of a shrimp boat. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Game Wardens Target Drunken Boaters

Texas officials say game wardens arrested nearly 60 boaters for operating under the influence over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

07/08/2014

File photo of money.(Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Texas School Administrator Stole $500K In Check Scam

A Central Texas woman faces up to 15 years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $508,000 from a rural school district in a bogus checks scam.

06/24/2014

File photo of money.(Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Asks Feds For $30 Million To Secure Border

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked the U.S. Homeland Security secretary for $30 million so Texas can send more state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border to provide security while the Border Patrol is contending with an immigration surge.

06/12/2014

Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry speaks to supporters at the Victory Texas and Republican Party of Texas election night watch party at the Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch on Nov. 2, 2010 in Buda, Texas. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Perry to University Of Texas Regents: Don’t Rush To Raise Tuition

Republican Gov. Rick Perry is again opposing tuition hikes within the University of Texas System as the flagship Austin campus proposes pushing the average semester cost past $5,000.

05/14/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislator Sentenced to 15 Days In Jail After Drunk Driving Accident

A West Texas legislator has been sentenced to 15 days in jail over a 2013 drunken driving accident in Austin.

05/02/2014

A newspaper is reporting that an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office task force arrested at least 12 men since 2011 under a sodomy law that was invalidated a decade ago by the U.S. Supreme Court. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials Say Gang Membership Exceeds 100K

State public safety officials say they believe more than 100,000 people are members of gangs that are a threat to public safety in Texas.

04/17/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Cruz Raises $890,000 In The 1st Quarter Of The Year

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz raised nearly $890,000 in the year’s first quarter — about half what poured in following his helping lead last fall’s partial government shutdown.

04/16/2014

File photo of South by Southwest prayer service. (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

20 Charges Added In South By Southwest Fatal Crash

A driver already charged with murder is facing 20 new charges of aggravated assault after he plowed into a crowd during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin.

04/01/2014

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