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Monday, August 29th, 2016

Rick Perry to join new season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

An entertainment website is reporting that former Gov. Rick Perry will be joining the new season of "Dancing With the Stars," but Perry's camp declined to comment on the report Monday night.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Isaac endorses Rubio for president while Campbell backs Cruz

ELECTION 2016 | Bucking a majority of his colleagues in the Legislature, State Rep. Jason Isaac is urging Republican voters to choose U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the March...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Texans come to grips with Trump’s frontrunner status

Bombastic billionaire Donald Trump rallied thousands Monday in Dallas with a message that Texas Republicans are beginning to take seriously: “I'm not going anywhere.”

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Texas A&M drops bid to host presidential debate

Texas A&M University has dropped out of the race to host a presidential debate in 2016, citing high costs and logistical challenges. Two other Texas sites remain in contention.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Abbott makes pass at wooing restless General Electric

Gov. Greg Abbott is making good on his promise to pick up where his predecessor left off, using Texas' new tax-relief package to pitch the state's business climate to Connecticut-based General Electric.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Ebola task force’s report calls for new facility

In a new report, the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response called for the establishment of a treatment facility specifically for children, among other recommendations.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Lawmakers approve $86 million for border surge

The Legislative Budget Board approved another $86 million to continue heightened law enforcement at the border, though some questioned whether the funds could be better used elsewhere.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Texas SpaceX facility might land first human on Mars

At the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for SpaceX's private commercial space facility near Brownsville, the company's CEO, Elon Musk, said the site may play a role in landing the first human on Mars.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Daniel Guerrero’s toughest opponent may be himself

The San Marcos mayor will be tough to beat but his hired guns may be unable to explain away the bed Daniel Guerrero has made for himself.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Veterans health care strike force takes shape

VIDEO | While Congress hashes out reforms to the way the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs treats those who served in the military, Texas officials are trying to help veterans who live here get medical care.

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