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US Senate hopeful Ted Cruz laughed off his media distinction as a "Tea Party Intellectual." (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas’ Cornyn Avoids Tea Party Primary Challenger

One national conservative group produced an online video calling Texas Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn a chicken.

09/07/2013

File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Kindergarten Teacher Pleads Guilty To More Child Porn

An ex-kindergarten teacher already sentenced to 60 years in a Texas child pornography case has pleaded guilty in an international exploitation investigation.

09/04/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Teacher Gets 60 Years In Texas Child Porn Cases

A former elementary school teacher in the Houston and Austin areas has been sentenced to 60 years in prison in a child pornography case.

08/13/2013

File photo of a Planned Parenthood clinic. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Planned Parenthood Settles Fraud Case In Texas

The Texas attorney general’s office has settled a Medicaid fraud case with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

07/24/2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Filibuster Makes Ex-Texas Teen Mom National Star

As she spoke late into the night railing against proposed abortion restrictions, a former Texas teen mom catapulted from little-known junior state senator to national political superstar in pink running shoes.

06/27/2013

Both pro-choice and pro-life activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on Dec. 4, 2002. (credit: JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Senate GOP Passes Restrictive Abortion Bill

Texas Republicans have passed new abortion restrictions expected to close almost every abortion clinic in the nation’s second most populous state.

06/26/2013

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Police: Upset Woman Throws Dog Waste At Man

Police in Central Texas say a woman threw dog feces at a man, lobbed a rock at him and then spat on him when he failed to pick up after his pet.

06/21/2013

File photo of woman getting a sonogram. (credit: GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Debating Abortion Restrictions Bill

Republicans in the Texas Senate have abandoned attempts to ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, but are pressing forward with new restrictions on the procedure.

06/19/2013

File photo of woman getting a sonogram. (credit: GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Meet To Consider Abortion Restrictions

Texas senators are meeting to consider placing more restrictions on when, where and how women can get abortions.

06/13/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Racism Allegations Hit Texas Parks Agency

Racism and discrimination allegations are troubling the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which has spent $100,000 on reports that have so far found employees lamenting “a legacy of intolerance” and is now faced with a second federal complaint from a black game warden-in-training.

06/06/2013

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