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Water Planners Focus on Bigger Texas, Not a Hotter One

As state water planners prepare to spend $2 billion in public funds to address Texas' water needs in the coming decades, scientists say that state leaders' skepticism on climate change will only impair such planning.


Related Topix: Texas, Global Warming, US News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Texas A&M University

3 hrs ago | Politico

Opinion: Rick Perry is dead wrong

There are many things I like about Texas Gov. Rick Perry, including his stance on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Opinion

7 hrs ago | Texomaland

Distracted Driving Crashes on the Rise in Texas

Welcome to Food Handler Classes service for the city of Gainesville, Texas. This certification course and test is for any food service employee who needs to obtain a permit in order to work in a retail food establishment, or any individual who desires tra .


Related Topix: Texas, Gainesville, TX, Cell Phones, Electronics

Sun Jul 13, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Inside Texas Politics

What legal rights do all the new undocumented immigrants now have in our state? "Inside Texas Politics" host Jason Whitely and Fort Worth Star-Telegram associate editor and senior columnist Bob Ray Sanders speak with attorney Mary Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira, an immigration law expert.


Related Topix: Texas, US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform


Key Republicans balk at White House border funds r...

Leading Republican lawmakers balked on Sunday at supporting a White House spending request aimed at bolstering the U.S. border with Mexico, where thousands of children have crossed recently, while calling for changes in the law to allow faster deportations.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harold Rogers, Prison, US Senate, John McCain, Texas

The Daily Caller

Rick Perry Slams Obama's Blame Game, Demands National Guard For Border [VIDEO]

Texas Gov. Rick Perry slammed President Barack Obama on Fox News Sunday, once again demanding the National Guard, and called on Obama to stop the blame game and get up and lead.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform

WFAA-TV Dallas

Feds taking 'prime role' in Texas voting maps case

Efforts by the Obama administration to wring protections out of a weakened Voting Rights Act begin Monday in Texas over allegations that Republicans intentionally discriminated against minorities when drawing new election maps.


Related Topix: Texas, US News, US Supreme Court, Rick Perry, US Governors

Lexington Herald-Leader

Gail Collins: Boehner would rather litigate than legislate

Congress is back! Thank heavens, because there's a crisis at the border, and the Highway Trust Fund is about to expire.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, Hillary Clinton, Texas, George Bush

The Daily Republic

The crisis of the children

Haven't those poor border kids suffered enough? They shouldn't have to be used as political props, dragged into the maddening immigration debate and election-year politicking by both parties.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, Train Disaster, US News, Texas, Opinion

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly to Obama: 'Please Do Your Job'

California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly wrote a letter to President Obama on Friday, slamming him for not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border while in Texas for fundraisers and urging him to put a stop to the massive influx of illegal immigrants streaming over the border.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Illegal Immigration, Rick Perry, US Governors

Texas Tribune

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Over the last decade, Texas students have made steady progress on a number of academic measures.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, San Antonio, TX

Silicon Alley Insider

Rick Perry Thinks Rand Paul Is Dead Wrong On Iraq

On Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry published a piece in the Washington Post arguing against "isolationist policies" in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas redistricting fight back in court

Starting Monday, a three-judge panel in the Alamo City will hear the arguments for and against the contentious maps the Texas Legislature approved in 2011.


Related Topix: Texas, Amarillo, TX, Carrollton, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors

Burnt Orange Report

3 Reason Why Texas Needs a Free Birth Control Program Like Colorado's

Last Thursday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that the Colorado teen birth rate has plummeted by 40 percent after the state began offering free contraceptives to low-income women.


Related Topix: Texas, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, US News, Family, Teenagers, Liberal Political News

Transport Topics

High-Speed Texas Toll Road Considered in Default by Moody's

Moody's Investors Service has announced it considers the Texas toll road that has the highest speed limit in the country in default for failing to make its full June debt payment.


Related Topix: Texas

Fri Jul 11, 2014

El Paso Times

Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis talks chemical hazards, immigration in visit to El Paso

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who is running for governor, said she would prioritize working with community members, lawmakers and emergency crews to ensure that the public knows where hazardous chemicals are stored.


Related Topix: Texas, El Paso, TX, US News, Explosion

Daily Kos

America's Dumbest Congressman compares migrant children to D-Day invasion, demands 'ships of war'

During a speech on the House floor Friday, Rep. Louie Gohmert compared the surge of unaccompanied migrant children to soldiers invading France during World War II.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Liberal Political News

ABC News

Guest Lineups for the Sunday News Shows

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestinian envoy in Washington; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Reps.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Texas, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Lamar Smith, Democrat, Representative Beto O'Rourke, Rick Perry, US Governors, Loretta Sanchez, Entertainment

The Beaumont Enterprise

House chairman: $3.7 billion request 'too much'

Marchers held signs as they made their way to Department of Homeland Security offices, protesting immigration policies Thursday, July 10, 2014, in El Paso, Texas.


Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, Ohio, Barack Obama, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors

Texas legislator threatens to stop paying Obama, Department of Homeland Security

A member of the Texas delegation to the US House of Representatives made it abundantly clear that he's a firm believer in earning one's pay.


Related Topix: US Politics, John Abney Culberson, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Illegal Immigration