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Rick Perry announces retirement - no re-election in 2014
Rick Perry (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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Rick Perry Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2014

 

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, says he won't seek re-election in 2014.

The staunch Christian and fiscal conservative said Monday he plans to retire. That sets up an opening for fellow Republican and

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Josh Brent gets out of jail
Cowboys Lineman Josh Brent (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys Lineman Josh Brent Released From Jail

DALLAS (AP) — Cowboys lineman Josh Brent has been released from jail, where he landed after testing positive for drugs while free on an intoxication manslaughter charge.

Dallas County jail officials say Brent was freed Sunday morning by court order. An attorney for

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Amarillo Police Shoot and Kill Man who had fake Gun
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Amarillo Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Had Fake Gun

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A Texas Panhandle man who pointed what turned out to be a fake gun at police has died after being shot by an officer.

Amarillo police say an autopsy was scheduled Monday on 33-year-old German Mata

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Texas Governor Rick Perry
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Governor Rick Perry Plans Big Announcement That Will Transform Texas Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is planning a big announcement Monday and no matter what he decides, it will transform Texas politics.

If the state's longest-serving governor chooses to retire, then at least six out of nine

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Odds are against Texas democrats in abortion bill fight
State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) stands after the Democrats defeated the anti-abortion bill SB5, which was up for a vote on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
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Texas Democrats Know Odds Are Against Them in Abortion Bill Fight

 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Senate Democrats say even if they lose the fight over the abortion restrictions bill in the new special session, they will keep fighting.

Republican majorities in the House and Senate

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dog killed after attacking and killing woman
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Dog Shot to Death After Attacking and Killing Texas Woman [VIDEO]

DAYTON, Texas (AP) — Officials have killed a dog that eluded them for almost two days after killing a Southeast Texas woman.

The Houston Chronicle reports a Liberty County deputy fired two shots that killed the dog on Tuesday night.

Authorities have said the

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Kids Throw Rocks from Waco Overpass
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Drivers Injured, Vehicles Damaged After Rocks and Concrete Thrown From Waco Overpass

WACO, Texas (AP) — Waco police say two boys were taken into custody after rocks and concrete chunks were thrown off an Interstate 35 overpass, injuring drivers and damaging vehicles over the weekend

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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks to National Right to Life Convention
GRAPEVINE, TX - JUNE 27: Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel June 27, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas. Perry has reportedly vowed to continue the fight for a more restrictive abortion law in Texas after the state legislature failed to get the law passed during a special session because of a filibuster and protests. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images)
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says Abortion ‘Bill Will Pass Overwhelmingly’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the abortion restrictions bill stopped up by a Senate filibuster will pass in the new special session and become law.

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