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3 hrs ago | Off the Kuff
Washington Monthly's Phillip Longman takes a closer look at the claims made by the likes of Rick Perry about Texas' economic success, and finds them largely wanting.
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8 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor
Rand Paul was the big winner at this year's gathering of conservative activists, taking 31 percent of the presidential straw poll.
12 hrs ago | CultureMap
For the sixth straight month, Texas unemployment rates are declining. According to the latest figures from the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in January; it was 6 percent in December.
16 hrs ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans
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19 hrs ago | KBTX-TV Bryan
The Texas Department of Public Safety says increased patrols began Friday and will run through March 23. A Texas Department of Transportation grant will help pay for the enhanced patrols targeting intoxicated drivers.
A law passed in Texas in 2013 has closed two more clinics' doors this week, resurfacing the issue of vanishing service providers in rural areas.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says in a new interview that rocker Ted Nugent's recent labeling of President Obama as a "subhuman mongrel" was wrong, but it wasn't racist.
Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in January, the lowest since November 2008.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014.
The early auditions for the Republican Party's next presidential contest are in full swing at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists, where some of the GOP's most prominent religious conservatives are facing off.
The last abortion clinic in the vast, impoverished Rio Grande Valley closed Thursday, along with the sole remaining clinic in the 100-mile stretch between Houston and the Louisiana border, posing a tall obstacle to women seeking to end pregnancies across a wide swath of the nation's second-largest state.
DPS is increasing DWI patrols from March 7 through March 23, which coincides with one of the busiest Spring Break periods in Texas.
Protesters carry signs during an abortion rights march that originated at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, July 8, 2013.
There's an obvious trend here, then-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison challenged Gov. Rick Perry, but with no serious contest this year for governor , Republican turnout stayed up and, despite the national hoopla for Davis, Democratic turnout declined somewhat rather than surged.
Texas governor candidate Wendy Davis , facing an uphill battle in November, said Thursday she plans to welcome Obama when he visits the Lone Star State in early April.
Senator Ted Cruz speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Monday, April 1, 2013.