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Houston Mayor Annise Parker (credit: Marc Pembroke)

Houston Praised For Handling Of Rape Kit Backlog

Houston’s success in clearing its backlog of untested rape kits should be held up as a model for other cities around Texas to follow, officials said Wednesday.

10/09/2013

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

File photo of people voting. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat who filibustered an abortion law for nearly 13 hours wearing pink running shoes, began the slow rollout of her campaign for Texas governor on Wednesday with an email asking supporters to spread the word and donate money ahead of a "what's next" announcement. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Dem State Sen. Wendy Davis Signals Run For Texas Governor

Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat who filibustered an abortion law for nearly 13 hours wearing pink running shoes, began the slow rollout of her campaign for Texas governor on Wednesday with an email asking supporters to spread the word and donate money ahead of a “what’s next” announcement.

09/18/2013

Following a federal court's rejection of a Republican-proposed voting map, no changes will be made before the November elections. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Texas AG Greg Abbott Announces Bid For Governor

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott began his 2014 campaign for governor over the weekend.

07/14/2013

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

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: ‘Mob Rule’ Derailed Passage Of Texas Abortion Bill

Gov. Rick Perry says “mob rule” derailed passage of a restrictive abortion measure but is confident the bill will pass once the Legislature convenes Monday.

07/07/2013

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: ‘We Have To Match Intensity’ Of Pro-Abortion Activists

Round two of Texas’ fierce ideological battle over abortion limits was set to begin Monday, less than a week after a Democratic filibuster and hundreds of raucous protesters threw the end of the first special session into chaos.

07/01/2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry: ‘Texans Value Life And Want To Protect Women And The Unborn’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to address a national convention of anti-abortion activists Thursday little more than a day after a special legislative session failed to approve sweeping restrictions to make abortion all but impossible for many women in the state.

06/27/2013

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