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Attorney General Greg Abbott praises "measurable and meaningful results" from the $1.3 million per week in added border security spending.  (David McNew/Getty Images)

Abbott Says Texas Border Safer Than Before

Attorney General Greg Abbott praises “measurable and meaningful results” from the $1.3 million per week in added border security spending.

06/27/2014

Musician Ted Nugent speaks to Republican John Raese supporters during a rally for his U.S. Senate campaign on Oct. 30, 2010 in Charleston, W.Va. (credit: Randy Snyder/Getty Images)

Nugent Goes On Campaign Trail For Republican Texas Gubernatorial Hopeful

Republican Greg Abbott welcomed salty-tongued rocker Ted Nugent to his campaign for Texas governor on Tuesday but claimed ignorance about inflammatory remarks his polarizing surrogate has made on immigration and women.

02/18/2014

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Wendy Davis Supports Open Carry Law

Democratic candidate for governor says she supports proposed law that would allow Texans to wear guns in public.

02/06/2014

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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

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Court Reinstates Most Of Texas’ New Abortion Rules

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means as least 12 clinics won’t be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.

10/31/2013

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Perry Casts Ballot ‘As Advertised’ Under ID Law

Gov. Rick Perry said he cast a ballot without any problems Wednesday in the first Texas elections under a new voter ID law that’s affecting the two main candidates vying to replace him in 2014.

10/30/2013

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Abbott? Wendy? Pauken Also In Texas Governor Race

The next Texas governor is expected to be Republican Greg Abbott or Democrat Wendy Davis. One is the GOP favorite who stockpiled more than $20 million for a 2014 run, the other catapulted to national stardom by filibustering new abortion laws in pink running shoes. There’s also Tom Pauken.

09/28/2013

AP Interview: Abbott Unsure Of Perry’s Job Funds

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott signaled his unease Monday with one of Gov. Rick Perry’s signature legacies — awarding businesses millions of taxpayer dollars in the name of job creation.

07/15/2013

File photo of Texas high school cheerleaders. (credit: Jana Birchum/Getty Images)

SE Texas School Board Considers Religious Cheers For Cheerleaders

A Southeast Texas school board is taking public comment on a court-ordered halt to its ban on high school cheerleaders displaying religious-themed messages on banners at sports events.

02/26/2013

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Perry Headlines Texas Anti-Abortion Rally Attended By Thousands

An estimated 3,000 people have marched on the state Capitol for an anti-abortion rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

01/26/2013

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