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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Army Sgt. Robert "Bowe" Bergdahl will be in a military courtroom in Texas Thursday, for the start of a hearing that will determine if he will face a court-martial on desertion and other charges. He could face a sentence of life in prison.
Whether the military proceeds with a court-martial ...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Donald Trump addressed a crowd of thousands at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Monday. He spoke mostly about himself but also addressed illegal immigration, which drew a thunderous reaction.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
The seeds of calamity for Rick Perry were sown years ago in the fertile political ground that Texas became for the Republican Party.
Perry suspended his campaign for president Friday evening, becoming the first candidate this year to get out of the crowded race for president. It was his second ...
Thursday, September 10, 2015
In Texas, fewer high school boys are playing football. And while there may be some concern about head injuries, one young athlete says the trend has more to do with demands on his time.
Friday, August 28, 2015
NPR's Wade Goodwyn sends this postcard on a story that's getting attention in Dallas.
The strange story of Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk actually begins several years ago when the previously highly-regarded Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins began to struggle managing his office. Watkins was the first black DA in ...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tuesday, Rick Perry's campaign announced it could no longer pay his staffers around the country and released them to find other work. His fundraising had dried up. It's potentially an ignominious end to a noteworthy political career that spanned more than 30 years.
Fundraising acumen was considered one of Perry's ...
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Running all the way through Dallas is a 6,000-acre stretch of massive oaks, bubbling springs and broad meadows. But the river running through it has many of the issues faced by other urban waterways.
Monday, July 27, 2015
The Boy Scouts are expected to end the ban on gay leaders and volunteers Monday. It will still allow troops affiliated with religious groups to deny leadership roles based on sexual orientation.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Officials in Texas are making it more difficult for undocumented immigrants to get birth certificates for their children born in the state. The state tightened ID requirements for parents, prompting a number of lawsuits.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
The South Carolina legislature voted this week to remove the Confederate battle flag from state capital grounds. The murders of nine African-Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston made the presence of that particular flag morally untenable.
In the South and across the country, the struggle for racial equality has ...
Thursday, July 02, 2015
After the South Carolina church killings, victims' families offered the accused shooter forgiveness. While Charleston's leaders have followed suit, some say the compassionate response is premature.
Friday, June 26, 2015
President Obama delivered the eulogy Friday at the funeral of Rev. Pinckney in Charleston, S.C., Friday. The state senator was killed last Wednesday in the shooting at a historic black church.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Funerals are being held in North Charleston, S.C, Thursday for two of the nine victims slain in last week's massacre at a historic black church, allegedly by an avowed white supremacist.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A controversial 2013 law, which will likely leave just nine clinics open in the state, is set to go into effect July 1. Abortion-rights supporters have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially joined the race for the Republican Presidential nomination Thursday. In a speech at an aircraft hangar outside Dallas, Perry highlighted his mi...
Thursday, June 04, 2015
This post has been updated to note that Perry has entered the 2016 presidential race.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a video Thursday morning strongly suggesting that he's running again for president. The video ends with a "Perry President" logo and notes that it is "Paid for by Perry ...
Friday, May 29, 2015
Texas has turned down federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and some business owners want the money, but it's a tough sell in Republican-dominated state politics.
Friday, May 29, 2015
When the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could not compel states to expand Medicaid programs, many Southern and Midwestern states opted out. One quarter of the uninsured live in Texas.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Legislation was signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott after the city of Denton voted to restrict fracking. Denton officials say oil companies should not wield more power than citizens.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
In Texas, state legislators are considering a number of bills disapproving of same-sex marriage. They are also learning some lessons from the "religious freedom" controversy in Indiana.