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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

File photo of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

Sources say Wendy Davis will seek Democratic nomination for governor ( Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Wendy Davis To Make Candidacy Announcement

State Sen. Wendy Davis is getting ready to announce her political plans. The Fort Worth Democrat has an announcement scheduled for Thursday in the blue-collar Fort Worth suburb of Haltom City. Two people with knowledge of the decision have told The Associated Press she’ll seek the Democratic nomination for Texas governor.

10/02/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Missouri Vs. Governor Perry

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry warns that unless Missouri lawmakers override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of an income tax cut, he won’t be the only governor trying to lure business from Missouri.

08/29/2013

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Perry Signs Sweeping Texas Abortion Restrictions

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the state’s clinics that provide the procedure, a final step for the Republican-backed measure after weeks of sometimes raucous protests at the state Capitol.

07/18/2013

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

The Harris County District Attorney's Office, in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services, says it is in the early stages of investigating a local Houston doctor who is accused of performing late-term abortions in 2011. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Again To Take Up Tough Abortion Rules

Hours before final debate began Friday on tough new abortion restrictions, vocal demonstrators on both sides of the issue filled the Texas Capitol

07/12/2013

File photo of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry Reshaped Texas, But Foundered Nationally

Gov. Rick Perry was a champion of fiercely conservative social activism long before the tea party was born. He oversaw the “Texas Miracle” job-creation boom and became the most powerful Texas governor since Reconstruction.

07/08/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Timeline Of Events In Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Life

Rick Perry had led a charmed political life, never losing an election between 1984 and 2010, despite switching parties and having the state around him shift from faithfully Democratic to fiercely Republican. But the longest-serving governor in Texas history saw his ballot-box fortunes change dramatically with 2011 and his disastrous run for the White House.

07/08/2013

File photo of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry Likely To Announce If He’ll Seek Re-Election

Will he or won’t he? Gov. Rick Perry has invited friends and supporters to San Antonio and the country’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealership Monday afternoon to announce “exciting future plans.”

07/08/2013

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