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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the podium to the National Right to Life Committee during their opening general session at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel on June 27, 2013.  (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Asks President Obama For Flooding Disaster Declaration

Gov. Rick Perry is asking President Barack Obama for a disaster declaration for three Central Texas counties hit-hard by Halloween floods.

12/13/2013

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is proposing a bill that would revoke U.S. citizenship from Americans who join the Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.   (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Education Advocacy Groups Give Fs To Cruz, Cornyn

The Texas affiliate of the National Education Association and other advocacy groups are staging a rally and march to issue failing grades to U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz on key social and educational issues.

12/06/2013

Jason PIckel and Darren Black Bear become the first openly gay married couple in Oklahoma by holding the ceremony on tribal land. (Getty Images)

2 Couples Challenge Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Two same-sex couples are challenging Texas’ constitutional ban on gay marriage in a San Antonio federal court.

11/27/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ex-Track Coach Sues University Alleging Discrimination

Former University of Texas women’s track coach Bev Kearney has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school alleging race and gender discrimination and retaliation.

11/14/2013

File photo of a school bus. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Girl Hurt After Jumping From Moving School Bus In Austin

A Central Texas teenager has been critically hurt after she apparently jumped out the back door of a moving school bus in far northwest Austin.

11/07/2013

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Texas Votes In First Election Day Under ID Law

Texans approved dedicating $2 billion to the state water plan on Tuesday, while Houston residents re-elected their mayor and rejected a plan to renovate the Astrodome in the first statewide election where officials checked voters’ photo IDs.

11/05/2013

Authorities say 2 are dead after flash flooding in Central Texas. (Getty Images)

Cleanup Begins After Central Texas Floods Kill 2

Flash floods across Central Texas killed two men and prompted dozens of emergency rescues.

11/01/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation on Thursday to require Secretary of State John Kerry to offer up to $5 million in reward money for information regarding last year’s Benghazi, Libya attacks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Cruz Back In Texas, Fresh Off Gov’t Shutdown Fight

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is back in Texas where his political star is still rising — even if his helping lead the government shutdown fight may have hurt him nationally.

10/19/2013

File photo of school hallway,(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Student Kills Self Outside School Cafeteria

A student at an Austin high school has shot and killed himself as others gathered nearby for lunch.

10/16/2013

The Texas state government has spent over $2.5 million on 24 lawsuits against the federal government since Obama took office. (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Affects Thousands In Texas

Thousands of federal workers in Texas are set to begin furloughs after Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown.

10/01/2013

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