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Abbott: No Decision Yet On Obama Immigration Suit

Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott insisted Monday that Texas has firm legal standing to sue the federal government over President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but he gave himself two weeks to make a final decision.

11/24/2014

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Dallas Group Expects To Help 27,000 On Immigration

Catholic Charities of Dallas estimates that about 27,000 people will seek the nonprofit’s help following sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system that could shield millions of people from deportation.

11/21/2014

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Obama Congratulates Texas’ Abbott In Phone Call

Governor-elect Greg Abbott has already had a few direct words for President Barack Obama: “Thank you.”

11/06/2014

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where Thomas Eric Duncan died from Ebola virus. (credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

County Judge: ‘We Are Not Going To Put Protective Orders On 75 Health Care Workers’

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.

10/15/2014

Law enforcement officers from several Texas counties have banded together to form a “Border Brotherhood” who volunteer without pay to help enforce U.S. border laws in counties where there are too few deputies to regulate the ongoing flow of illegal immigrants crossing over from Mexico. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Number Of Child Immigrants At Border Declining

The number of immigrant children caught alone illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States is continuing to drop.

09/03/2014

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L) and Texas Governor Rick Perry standing together during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq war veteran, Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas Abuzz About Possible Perry-Cruz 2016 Battle

The prospect of a two-Texan presidential tilt is dominating political conversation in the state, even outshining a fiercely contested governor’s race — and starting to get noticed nationally. Perry’s preparations have long been obvious, while Cruz is working to raise his profile beyond just the far-right base and insert himself into the presidential conversation.

08/28/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Jindal: ‘It’s Really Not That Complicated’ To Secure Border

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he saw three groups of people try to illegally cross into Texas from Mexico when he traveled Monday to the border to get a closer look at the nation’simmigration crisis.

08/05/2014

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Gov. Perry Criticizes American ‘Policy Of Calculated Ambivalence’ Toward Israel

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday criticized an American “policy of calculated ambivalence” toward Israel, a nod toward conservative voters as he considers a second run for president.

07/31/2014

Immigrants from Central America answer questions from a U.S. Border Patrol agent after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Department Of Public Safety: ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ To Secure Border

Democratic state lawmakers questioned Tuesday what Texas will gain by committing more than $4 million a week to pump up border security amid a surge of immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S., since all sides agree the minors pose little criminal or national security threat.

07/30/2014

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