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Elections

Ted Cruz on experience, fundraising goals

Ted Cruz on experience, fundraising goalsSen. Ted Cruz hopes to capitalize this week off the buzz generated from his presidential announcement in Virginia.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Analysis: Anonymous 3 years ago, Cruz now a candidate

Analysis: Anonymous 3 years ago, Cruz now a candidateTed Cruz's problem now — as it was then — is his lack of experience.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Elections

Cruz to declare presidential hopes before 11,000 people

Cruz to declare presidential hopes before 11,000 peopleU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will declare his candidacy for president at Liberty University this morning.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Elections

Sen. Ted Cruz to become first GOP presidential candidate

Sen. Ted Cruz to become first GOP presidential candidateAfter two years as the junior U.S. Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz will announce his intentions for the White House.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

In Legislature, toll roads facing strong opposition

In Legislature, toll roads facing strong oppositionAnti-toll sentiment at the Capitol is at its highest level in at least a decade.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (03/22/15)

Inside Texas Politics (03/22/15)Inside Texas Politics host Jason Whitely discusses rising statewide issues with reporters and newsmakers.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Ted Cruz sets off 2016 buzz with speech announcement

Ted Cruz sets off 2016 buzz with speech announcementMultiple sources close to Cruz said the senator was days away from making an announcement about his political future
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Lawmaker proposes mandatory audit of all forfeiture funds

Lawmaker proposes mandatory audit of all forfeiture fundsThe legislation would tighten restrictions on how DAs can spend their criminal forfeiture funds.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Villalba faces death threats, amends controversial bill

Villalba faces death threats, amends controversial billDespite death threats, State Rep. Jason Villalba will not withdraw a bill that puts limits on photographing police.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Former DA's use of public funds to see unprecedented review

Former DA's use of public funds to see unprecedented reviewThe state auditor will conduct an audit of the DA's state forfeiture fund to detect "potential noncompliance, fraud and abuse."
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Texas News

Tempers flare, debate over guns on college campuses continues

Tempers flare, debate over guns on college campuses continuesThe Texas Senate will take up the debate Wednesday on whether to allow guns on college campuses. But so far the debate has been contentious and tempers flared during house hearings on the issue.
  • Texas News
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Dallas City Council candidate cleared in ethics probe

Dallas City Council candidate cleared in ethics probeSam Merten, a former aide of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, was cleared of allegations of city ethics violations Tuesday.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Texas News

Abbott discusses trade with Irish prime minister

Abbott discusses trade with Irish prime ministerAbbott's visit with Kenny was the latest chapter in Texas' long-standing relationship with Ireland.
  • Texas News
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (3/15/15)

Inside Texas Politics (3/15/15)Who should have more control — Texas state government, or cities and counties?
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Texas News

Will Texas scrap bans on Sunday alcohol and car sales?

Will Texas scrap bans on Sunday alcohol and car sales?State Sen. Konni Burton, R-Colleyville, has filed a bill to let dealerships sell vehicles on both Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Texas News
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Tarrant County

Fort Worth to be part of federal initiative to build police trust

Fort Worth to be part of federal initiative to build police trustThe Department of Justice will name Fort Worth one of six pilot sites for a national federal initiative.
  • Tarrant County
  • 3 weeks ago
Texas News

'Former Fetus' signs cause stir at Capitol

'Former Fetus' signs cause stir at CapitolSigns calling some state lawmakers former fetuses are causing a stir at the Texas Capitol.
  • Texas News
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

High profile senator has 'never sent' an e-mail

High profile senator has 'never sent' an e-mailSen. Lindsey Graham's revelation came during a discussion about Hillary Clinton
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (3/8/15)

Inside Texas Politics (3/8/15)State Sen. Don Huffines is this week's featured guest
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Mechler picked as new Texas GOP chair

Mechler picked as new Texas GOP chairMechler will serve as interim chairman until delegates to the state convention settle on a permanent replacement next May
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Judge: Taxpayers will pay for John Wiley Price's defense

Judge: Taxpayers will pay for John Wiley Price's defenseIn a secret hearing Friday, a federal magistrate judge ordered that taxpayers should pay for Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price's legal defense in the public corruption case pending against him.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Texas News

Committee passes second chance bill for seniors

Committee passes second chance bill for seniorsThe bill would allow school districts to set up panels to weigh factors other than standardized test scores.
  • Texas News
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Inside Texas Politics (3/1/15)

Inside Texas Politics (3/1/15)Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick talks tax cuts, plus we visit campus carry, 'gotcha questions' and Betsy Price challenging the GOP.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Tech

FCC approves new net neutrality rules

FCC approves new net neutrality rulesThe Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to implement new net neutrality rules designed to make sure Internet service providers treat all legal content equally.
  • Tech
  • 1 month ago
Health

New legislation stems from Muñoz case

New legislation stems from Muñoz caseRep. Krause says the intention of the bill is to give a voice to the unborn
  • Health
  • 1 month ago
Politics

City Council tightens campaign law after News 8 story

City Council tightens campaign law after News 8 storyCity council closed a loophole that gave incumbents an unfair financial advantage over their political challengers.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Texas Senate leaders propose $4.6 billion in tax breaks

Texas Senate leaders propose $4.6 billion in tax breaks"The Texas economy stays strong if people have more money in their pocket," Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago