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3 hrs ago | World Magazine
This article is the second in a series called White House Wednesday, by the staff of The World and Everything in It, looking at potential 2016 candidates for president.
7 hrs ago | KSWO
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told a pro-Israel rally in Dallas that America must end a "policy of calculated ambivalence" toward the Middle East.
7 hrs ago | ThinkProgress
A leader of the Texas House of Representatives referred to children who moved to Texas after Hurricane Katrina using a term viewed by many as a deeply offensive ethic slur.
12 hrs ago | KETK
Texas authorities removed more than 100,000 marijuana plants after discovering 29 pot fields northeast of Houston.
16 hrs ago | KHGI
A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.
17 hrs ago | Free Republic
The tense back-and-forth between Texas Rep. Joaqun Castro and Gov. Rick Perry over the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border is not letting up.
21 hrs ago | Switched
Unaffiliated "militia" groups armed with semi-automatic rifles, masks, camouflage and tactical gear have been spotted in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, protecting the U.S.-Mexico border, one can only assume, from the thousands of unaccompanied children who have fled record violence in their home countries in Central America.
Testifying before the Texas House Select Committee on the Fiscal Impact of Texas Border Support Operations, agency heads broke down the money spent since Gov. Rick Perry ordered state forces to surge the Rio Grande Valley.
Earlier this year, the earth hit a frightening milestone: carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached its highest level since humans have inhabited the earth .
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says New Hampshire voters should be embarrassed by Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's record on border security.
A legislative panel is questioning what Texas will ultimately have to show for the $5.2 million per week it's spending on beefed-up border security amid a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children.
Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.
At a special meeting via telephone on Tuesday evening, the University of Texas System Board of Regents is expected to name the sole finalist to be the system's next chancellor.
The new mayor of San Antonio says $32 million in city money pledged for a streetcar system should be diverted to other projects.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, at a victory party for congressional candidate Pete Gallego at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio on Nov. 6, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry, center, speaks during a news conference July 21. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border.
California Governor Jerry Brown has taken a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail".
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:57 pm
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