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Texas Tribune: Davis' primary losses in border counties encourage GOP

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include a response from Wendy Davis.

CBP seizes more than $100,000 at Presidio port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Presidio port of entry seized $108,897 Thursday.

Texas’ unemployment rate lowest since November 2008

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in January, the lowest since November 2008.

11th annual camp furlong day at Pancho Villa State Park

Mexican-American history and culture will be highlighted all day at Pancho Villa State Park’s 11th Annual Camp Furlong Day on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

Texas paddlefish on the rebound

A boat ride on the peaceful waters of the Big Cypress Bayou in northeast Texas is like taking a step back in time.

States, tribes, federal agencies conserve Rio Grande cutthroat

The states of New Mexico and Colorado, three Native American tribes, and several federal agencies recently signed an updated conservation agreement and strategy plan to conserve Rio Grande cutthroat trout.

DPS increases spring break DWI enforcement

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols from March 7 – March 23, which coincides with one of the busiest Spring Break periods in Texas.

FAST FACTS: 'Remember the Alamo!'

Today marks the 178th anniversary of the day the Alamo fell. On March 6, 1836, the Mexican Army overran Texas forces.

Missing Texas teacher found dead near Carlsbad

The missing teacher from Richardson, Texas was found dead near Loving, NM late Tuesday evening and her boyfriend has been charged with murder, according to New Mexico authorities.

Despite new law, Algebra II still a college requirement

Though a new law removes algebra II as a core requirement for a high school diploma, many Texas universities say they will not change their admissions standards to drop the advanced math course anytime soon.

Cornyn, Sessions trounce opponents; Hall in runoff

Texas primary voters showed a preference for incumbents in Congress on Tuesday, as U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, both Republicans, and U.S. Rep.

Patrick and Dewhurst heading to runoff in Lt. Gov. race

Tuesday's primary election brought sobering results for Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who finished second to primary challenger Dan Patrick and will compete with the Houston state senator in the May 27 runoff. 

Officials see few voter ID issues during early voting

If early voting is any indicator, having to furnish a photo ID before casting a ballot shouldn’t be a problem for the vast majority of Texans heading to the polls on Tuesday, according to elections officials.

Easy primary victories for Abbott and Davis

They never had to sweat their primaries, so on Tuesday night Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen.

Winter weather makes roads a mess in North Texas

A winter storm is making a mess of roads in north Texas. Drivers were caught off guard south of Dallas. An icy stretch of Interstate 45 between Corisicana and Hutchins was backed up for dozens of miles.