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3 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Poll says Ted Cruz is the most popular Texas politician

Cruz has a 47 percent approval rating - better than both Rick Perry and John Cornyn, with only 35 percent who disapprove of him.


Related Topix: Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, US Governors, Mike Huckabee

7 hrs ago | Gilmer Mirror

Newburgh Conspiracy

Many acknowledge that George Washington was our greatest president because of his leadership in defeating the British; the gravitas he provided during the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, and the fact that he relinquished his power after serving two terms, says historian Dave Richards.


Related Topix: US Governors

11 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

2 Dallas abortion doctors' hospital privileges temporarily reinstated

A Dallas County judge has temporarily reinstated the hospital admitting privileges of two doctors who perform abortions after the hospital revoked them.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Medicine, Dallas County, TX, US Governors

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Signs of healing in Texas town a year after deadly plant blast

Still healing from multiple broken bones after the force of a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant lifted him out of his boots a year ago, one first responder has begun to address the anguish of losing his team members.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Explosion, US Governors


Texas taxpayers to pay Perry's legal fees

KVUE -- Texas taxpayers will pay the legal defense fees for Gov. Rick Perry, who is under criminal investigation for allegedly illegally withholding state money from the Travis County District Attorney's office.


Related Topix: US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Travis County, TX, Austin, TX

Burnt Orange Report

Mystery Fliers Calling For UT Regent Wallace Hall's Resignation Distributed To Legislative Offices

Fliers calling on embattled UT Regent Wallace Hall to resign were slid under all 181 House and Senate office doors at some point in the last 48 hours.


Related Topix: US Governors, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Government, Texas, US News, Liberal Political News


State Awards $4.8M to West Recovery Efforts

State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15. The office of Governor Rick Perry announced Wednesday that the funding comes at the request last week by West officials for ... (more)


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Explosion, US Governors

Dallas Morning News

Texas falls a spot to No. 13 in 2014 economic outlook ranking

Texas dipped one spot to No. 13 this year in economic outlook competitiveness as changes in other states improved their rankings, according to new data from the American Legislative Exchange Council , a group of conservative state legislators.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors


"Abortion Barbie" is Losing and May Be Corrupt

If the only thing I accomplish during campaign 2014 is being credited with labeling Wendy Davis as "Abortion Barbie," I will be happy.


Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Benefits of scientific research

M.D. Anderson researcher Jim Allison's work on cancer immunotherapy earned him the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, and $3 million.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Opinion

Texas among 5 states with pending same-sex marriage appeals

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Governors


West to get additional $4.8 million in disaster recovery funds

The day before the one-year anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion, Governor Rick Perry granted the City of West's request for an additional $4.8 million in assistance.


Related Topix: US Governors, Explosion, Texas Government, Texas

Talking Points Memo

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Randy Neugebauer, Lamar Smith, Texas Government, Texas, US Governors

Advocates Urge Perry to Ban Tasers in Schools

After a Round Rock school police officer used a Taser to stop a fight Monday, some Texas youth advocates are urging Gov. Rick Perry to ban Tasers and pepper spray in public schools.


Related Topix: US Governors, Bastrop County, TX

Mother Jones

Rick Perry Dismantled Texas' Public Integrity Unit. Now He's Facing a Grand Jury.

Rick Perry - Republican Texas governor, failed 2012 presidential candidate, and potential 2016 retread contender - is battling legal trouble at home, thanks to his controversial veto that demolished the state office tasked with investigating political scandals.


Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Texas Government, US Governors, Travis County, TX

Lawyer for Perry has contract for $450 an hour

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, US News, Tea Party, Austin, TX

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Dan Patrick, Juli n Castro clash over immigration in TV debate

Democratic San Antonio Mayor JuliA n Castro and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, squared off for a debate Tuesday in San Antonio.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Texas Government, Texas, US Governors, George Bush

The Wichita Eagle

Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike US

The tea party darling and possible 2016 presidential hopeful gave a foreign policy speech sponsored by various groups at the University of Texas.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Ted Cruz, Texas Government, Texas, US Governors

National Public Radio

Texas Candidate Faces Thorny Death Penalty Choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Death Penalty, US Governors, Prison

National Democrats take aim at Christie, highlighting bridge scandal in new video

TRENTON - A new video produced by national Democrats takes aim at Gov. Chris Christie and other Republican governors who are facing investigations into the way they run their offices and political campaigns.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chris Christie, US Governors, New Jersey, Scott Walker