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Rick Perry takes back tweet

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night. Less than an hour later, he followed up with a tweet calling the graphic unauthorized.

On environment issues, Bush takes more moderate tone

 

Commissioners OK Betting on Historical Horse Races

Updated Aug. 29, 2:15 p.m.: The Texas Racing Commission is moving forward with a plan to install historical racing machines at racetracks in the state despite opposition from a Fort Worth lawmaker.

Texas Tribune: Abbott opinion murky on plastic bag bans

Do plastic bag bans and restrictions in cities like Austin, Laredo, and Brownsville violate Texas law?

Abbott opinion murky on plastic bag bans

    Do plastic bag bans and restrictions in cities like Austin, Laredo, and Brownsville violate Texas law?

Federal ruling allows only abortion clinic in El Paso to stay open

More than 12 abortion clinics across Texas found relief in a ruling by U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel Friday. He ruled holding clinics to hospital level operating standards to be unconstitutional.

Federal Judge strikes down Texas abortion regulation

A federal judge on Friday struck down new requirements for Texas abortion facilities — a decision that could have shuttered all but a few abortion clinics in the state. The standards were set to go into effect Monday.

On Border, questions over National Guard Troops' needs

After media reports in the Rio Grande Valley suggested that some National Guard troops dispatched by Gov.

Taxpayer tab grows for Perry's defense

Gov. Rick Perry has billed taxpayers $133,000 to hire several lawyers to defend him against public corruption allegations, his office confirmed Friday.

SpaceX, Blue Origin compete for NASA contract

Two private space travel companies working to launch shuttles out of Texas are competing for the same NASA contract that is expected to be handed out in the coming weeks.

Analysis: To debate or not to debate?

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott reneged on an agree

Boy calls police from inside carjacked SUV

A Houston boy is happy to be home after a frightening ride inside a carjacked vehicle. His actions helped police rescue him and other children who were in the car, Syan Rhodes has the story.

Ft. Hood shooter writes ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.

Judge: Texas school finance system unconstitutional

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Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.