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1 hr ago | KETK

ETX firefighter to receive Star of Texas Award

A veteran Lindale firefighter will be flown to Austin to receive a prestigious award from Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.


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

5 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog says it could not substantiate 16 complaints by advocacy groups who accused the government of abusing unaccompanied child immigrants apprehended along the... A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government ... (more)


Related Topix: Texas, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Michigan

10 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Texas Photo ID Trial Begins: Groups Argue Law Violates Voting Rights Act, Constitution

A U.S. District Court will hear oral arguments starting today on Texas's photo ID law.


Related Topix: Texas, African-American, US News, Liberal Political News

14 hrs ago | Off the Kuff

Voter ID trial starts today

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi will begin hearing arguments Tuesday on one of the nation's most stringent voter ID measures, which Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed into law in 2011.


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

17 hrs ago |

200 gather to celebrate work at annual Labor Day picnic

Kalani Lujan, 4, and her brother, Caleb Fajardo, 5, help draw names for prizes at the annual Labor Day picnic on Monday at Memorial Park.


Related Topix: Amarillo, TX, Texas, Panhandle, TX, Potter County, TX

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Editorial: We recommend a yes vote on state's Proposition 1

Proposition 1 would yield billions for Texas roadways without raising taxes a penny.


Related Topix: Texas, Opinion


NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

Several shootings have been reported near the route of New York City's West Indian Day Parade just hours before its start.


Related Topix: Texas

Daily Mail

Father stabs three pupils to death in rampage at Chinese school...

How safe are YOUR pictures? Apple under scrutiny after Jennifer Lawrence and 100 other celebrities have their 'nude' photos leaked online by 4Chan hacker who claims he broke into their iClouds Joan Rivers' family consider lawsuit over botched vocal cord procedure as doctors fear stroke could leave star 'either a vegetable or in a wheelchair' How to ... (more)


Related Topix: iPod touchiPad App, iPad App, iPhone App, Find My iPhone, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, Family, Kids

Brandon Sun

North Carolina offered $100M to lure Toyota headquarters but lost to Texas bid half that size

North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.


Related Topix: Texas, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Houston Press

Two of Houston's Freeways Top Texas' 100 Most Congested Roadways

Sorry Austin, but Houston has knocked you out of the top spot. Well, at least when it comes to the top spot on the list of Texas' 100 most congested roadways, anyway.


Related Topix: Texas, Austin, TX, Houston, TX

Daily Mail

Tully Smyth shows off her bikini body

'This is a flagrant violation of privacy': Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton among 101 celebrities targeted by hacker who has leaked graphic nude photographs of the stars online Doctors fear stroke could leave Joan Rivers as 'either a vegetable or in a wheelchair' as they begin process to bring her out of coma which will take until Tuesday How to ... (more)


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Republic

Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.


Related Topix: Texas, The Perrys, Gospel, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Travis County, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas voter ID battle to continue in court

As it is required in every election in Texas since last November, people voting in the special election in state Senate District 28 must show government-issued photo identification before casting their ballots.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Texas, US House of Representatives, Representative Marc Veasey, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, US Supreme Court

The Washington Post

Only the White House is talking about a government shutdown, Ted Cruz says

The other potential 2016 presidential candidates who spoke at the Americans for Prosperity conference this weekend - including Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul - were outshone by Sen. Ted Cruz , whose raucous, rabble-rousing speech centered on a hawkish foreign policy, repealing the Affordable Care Act, defending constitutional rights and ... (more)


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

Representative Matt Krause Files Suit Against Texas Racing Commissioners

Texas State Representative Matt Krause filed suit this past Thursday against the individual Commissioners of the Texas Racing Commission.


Related Topix: Texas, Fort Worth, TX

Texas Tribune

George P. Bush, the Republican candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, in Austin on Aug. 27, 2014.

On the campaign trail in Texas for a little-known statewide office, George P. Bush is generally toeing the Republican Party line: He is But it is environmental policy that will be under his purview in November if he wins his race to be Texas' next land commissioner, a very likely outcome.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Texas, US Senate, Austin, TX

Texas governor's race: Sure thing? Or stunning upset?

More than a year after it began, the Texas governor's race is entering a frenzied two-month windup toward the Nov. 4 election, with Republicans exuding confidence that they will easily keep the office that Gov. Rick Perry has held for 14 years while Democrats insist that they are within striking distance of a stunning upset.


Related Topix: Texas, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Abbott, TX

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Border Patrol agent shoots at armed militia member in Texas

A U.S. Border Patrol agent fired several rounds toward an armed militia member in Texas, reigniting concerns among law enforcement officials about conflicts with untrained and unregulated volunteers who have arrived at the Mexican border in the wake of the recent immigration crisis.

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Related Topix: Texas, Cameron County, TX, Brownsville, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors, Travel

California vs. 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, Jerry Brown


In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors