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32 min ago | KUT-FM Austin

Judge Strikes Down Texas School Finance System

Today, Travis County District Court Judge John Dietz issued a ruling that finds the way Texas pays for public schools unconstitutional, calling it a de facto statewide property tax.

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4 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Highway department backs off billboard proposal

A spokesman with the Texas Department of Transportation says the agency is backing off a proposal to raise the height of billboards.

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7 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

In this Aug. 8, 2014 photo, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, delivers a speech to 2014 Red State Gathering attendees in Fort Worth, Texas.

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7 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

After plummeting from prime contender to political punchline three years ago, Gov. Rick Perry has spent months gearing up for a second run.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Republican, Jim DeMint

7 hrs ago | FOX23

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

Texas Governor Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz during a press conference held at the front gate to 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.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Fort Hood, TX, Life, Veteran Affairs

9 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left, and Judge Bert Richardson, right.

If Bert Richardson remains on the bench for the criminal case against Gov. Rick Perry , those who know the former prosecutor say trial watchers will be treated to an engaged judge.

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Related Topix: Richardson, TX, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bexar County, TX

14 hrs ago | KUT-FM Austin

Who Exactly Are the Local, State Federal Authorities on the Texas-Mexico Border?

Gov. Perry authorized the deployment of 1,000 troops to the Texas-Mexico border to supplement DPS troopers securing the border.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Rick Perry Deploys Texas National Guard on Mexican Border

The first units of the National Guard contingent Texas Gov. Rick Perry is deploying to the Mexican border amid a surge in the arrivals of unaccompanied minors from Central America are in position, authorities said Tuesday.

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Dallas Morning News

California, Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses

When California rolled out a $750 million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas, where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from the Golden State.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Toyota Motor, Automakers, Jerry Brown

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Weak Low Moving Towards Texas

Recon flight did not find closed low level circulation. National Hurricane Center says there is a 20% chance tropical development as the area of disturbed weather moves towards the Texas coast.

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Related Topix: Texas, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado

KXAN-TV Austin

Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes

With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November.

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Related Topix: Texas, US News, Violent Crime, Rick Perry, US Governors

ThinkProgress

Texas Proposes Tougher Rules On Fracking Wastewater After Earthquakes Surge

A sign placed along the sidewalk reads 'Common Sense Against Earthquakes' as a small group with Frack Free Denton protest outside city hall, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Denton, Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas, Denton, TX, Geology, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

National Center for Policy Analysis

Texas Challenges Colleges to Cut Costs

Why are college tuition costs so high? Because of federal student loan policy, writes Judah Bellin, researcher at the Manhattan Institute.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas College

The Wall Street Journal

Rick Perry's PAC Capitalizes on Mug Shot

Turning a potential liability into a strength, Texas Governor Rick Perry is putting his police mug shot - the symbol of his indictment on felony abuse-of-power charges - on a T-shirt to raise money.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

TheBlaze.com

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Is No Longer Permitted to Carry a Concealed...

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Is No Longer Permitted to Carry a Concealed Handgun, Buy Guns or Ammo - Here's Why Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, is no longer permitted to carry a concealed handgun after being slapped with a felony indictment for alleged abuse of power, according to state law.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, Guns, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

KXAN-TV Austin

Xerox facing another lawsuit from Texas in Medicaid claims fallout

Xerox is facing a second lawsuit from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission stemming from allegations the company paid out hundreds of millions of dollars for unnecessary dental work.

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Related Topix: Texas, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

National Review Online

Michael Barone: Liberals' Legality Problem

So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Immigration Reform, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Austin Times

Texas abortion law could send women across borders

Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to New Mexico for work.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Texas, El Paso, TX, West, TX, Austin, TX

Daily Kos

Issues Under Fire: Eyes off Gaza, While Obama Prepares to Fight A Monster

Day 50 of the Assault on Gaza: All attention should remain focused on the Strip, since another truce has been rumored to be in the works in Cairo.

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Related Topix: Monster, Human Resources, Israel, World News, Middle East, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

Business Journal

Texas RRC expresses energy infrastructure concerns about ISIS and Mexican cartels

Texas Railroad Commission members are expressing growing concerns about the state's energy infrastructure being impacted by Mexican cartels and even the ISIS terrorist network.

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Related Topix: Texas, Terrorism, Rick Perry, US Governors

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