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  • Abbott: Armed school employees OK under Texas law

    Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas school districts that authorize employees to carry handguns aren't violating state law.

  • FILE - In this March 24, 2014 file photo Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, center, speaks to supporters in Austin, Texas. Both Davis and her GOP opponent Greg Abbott are courting conservative voters and both support capital punishment. But Abbott is due, as attorney general, to issue a legal decision on whether the public can know where Texas gets its executions drugs. It's a dilemma that could put him in a difficult position with some voters _ and in a strange twist, one that Davis can't easily exploit.   (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Laura Skelding, File) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, MAGS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM .

    Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

    The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber.

  • Democrat Davis calls for universal pre-K in Texas

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis called Saturday for offering pre-kindergarten programs for all Texas youngsters despite the steep price tag - saying anything less would doom many students to failure later in school.

  • Business interests question Republican truths

    Business interests are walking the halls of the Texas Capitol calling on lawmakers to rethink some of their past policies, hoping that after the November election they can win some key victories next year.

  • AG Abbott stays mum on Texas execution drug ruling

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott isn't publicly wading into whether the state prison system should disclose information about a new supplier of a lethal-injection drugs.

  • Texas city pays to end negotiations with Nugent

    An East Texas city paid $16,250 to end contract negotiations with controversial rocker Ted Nugent, who was under consideration as the headliner for Longview's Fourth of July celebration.

  • APNewsBreak: Planned Parenthood eyes Texas race

    The advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood launched a new political action fund Thursday to influence this year's election in Texas, hoping to build on its success shaping the Virginia governor's race.

  • FILE - In this March 4, 2014, file photo, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott talks to supporters during his victory party in San Antonio. He won the Republican nomination for Texas governor. On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, the state of Texas emerged from the nation's first primary of 2014 looking solidly Republican as ever. Now the Texas governor's race really begins _ and Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis insists that, yes, it'll be a race. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    After primary victory, Texas' Davis faces big odds

    After her easy victory in the Texas Democratic primary, Wendy Davis, one of the brightest stars of the 2014 campaign, is now embarking on her mission to win the governor's office and revive her party's fortunes in the heart of conservative America. Already, Texas politics has never seen anyone like her: a dynamo with a trailer park-to-Harvard Law story who makes nationwide donors swoon.

  • Abbott says GOP will reach out to Hispanic voters

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says connecting with Hispanic voters is a major goal for the Texas GOP as the state moves beyond the primary season.

  • Davis ready for fight in Texas governor's race

    State Sen. Wendy Davis says she's ready for what will be an uphill fight to become Texas' next governor.

  • Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Republican candidate for governor, speaks to a crowd gathered at a local restaurant Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

    Surprises, runoffs likely in Texas primary races

    Gov. Rick Perry isn't on the ballot, but a new member of the Bush dynasty is. Wendy Davis can clinch a feat no woman has achieved in Texas since Ann Richards. Heavyweight Republicans are trying to survive, and a new voter ID law gets a major test.

  • File - In the Feb. 12, 2014 file photo, Victor Holmes, left, and partner Mark Phariss, right, arrive at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in San Antonio, where a federal judge is expected to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage. Republican attorneys general across the U.S. are fighting court rebukes of same-sex marriage bans in their states. But Texas' Greg Abbott is doing so against extraordinary personal ties: Phariss, one of the gay men challenging the law here is an old friend. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    Gay marriage fight pits Texas AG vs. gay friend

    When Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend's bedside. They were law school pals who swapped stories over dinner, job leads and airport rides, and they still exchange Christmas cards today.

  • Gay couples from left, Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman, and Mark Phariss and Victor Holmes, give a news conference in San Antonio on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 after U.S. Federal Judge Orlando Garcia declared a same-sex marriage ban in deeply conservative Texas unconstitutional. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Jerry Lara)

    Texas files notice to appeal gay marriage ruling

    The state of Texas filed official notice Thursday that it plans to appeal a federal judge's decision to lift the state's ban on gay marriage.

  • What's next in Texas' gay marriage battle

    A federal judge on Wednesday struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage but postponed action pending appeals in separate courts. Here's what's pending in the battle over same-sex marriage in Texas:

  • Abbott: Nugent 'rightly apologized' for Obama slur

    Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says Ted Nugent "rightly apologized" for degrading comments that resurfaced after welcoming the polarizing rocker to his campaign for Texas governor.

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