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  • David Dewhurst (R)

    David Dewhurst (R)

    A native Texan, proud military veteran, successful businessman and rancher, Dewhurst has served as Lieutenant Governor and President of the Texas Senate since 2003. Through four regular sessions and sevenMore >>
  • Dan Patrick (R)

    Dan Patrick (R)

    Dan Patrick is a strong fiscal and social conservative who has led the charge on important legislation like small business tax cuts and the sonogram bill. Since arriving in the Senate in 2007 he has learnedMore >>
  • Todd Staples (R)

    Todd Staples (R)

    After strong encouragement from friends and supporters statewide, Todd Staples announced his intention to run for Lieutenant Governor in 2014 with Texas legend Nolan Ryan as his Statewide Chairman. StaplesMore >>
  • Jerry Patterson (R)

    Jerry Patterson (R)

    On November 15, 1946, Jerry Patterson was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Houston public schools and graduated from Jesse H. Jones High School in 1965. In college at Texas A&M, Jerry lettered in swimmingMore >>
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  • Local Red Cross Holds Disaster Training Institute

    Local Red Cross Holds Disaster Training Institute

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:04:25 GMT
    (KCEN) – On Sunday Heart of Texas Red Cross wrapped up their three day disaster training institute in Waco. The mini-institute offered multiple course including setting up and working shelters, assessing damage, and even psychological first aid to assist victims during disasters. “I want to be that person they look to and say yes I know Yolanda can help get me through this,” Yolanda Klem said after the training. Klem joined the Red Cross family last month after the devastating Fort Hood shoot...More >>
    (KCEN) – On Sunday Heart of Texas Red Cross wrapped up their three day disaster training institute in Waco. The mini-institute offered multiple course including setting up and working shelters, assessing damage, and even psychological first aid to assist victims during disasters. “I want to be that person they look to and say yes I know Yolanda can help get me through this,” Yolanda Klem said after the training. Klem joined the Red Cross family last month after the devastating Fort Hood shoot...More >>
  • 'Glorified Trash Man': Local Cops Opt for Pickup Trucks to Clean Up Highways

    'Glorified Trash Man': Local Cops Opt for Pickup Trucks to Clean Up Highways

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:17:18 GMT
    Traffic, construction, wrecks left and right -- if you've driven in central Texas, you know the struggle is real. Now local cops are trying to cut down on some of the headaches by changing their job descriptions.More >>
    Traffic, construction, wrecks left and right -- if you've driven in central Texas, you know the struggle is real. Now local cops are trying to cut down on some of the headaches by changing their job descriptions.More >>
  • Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange Cleared in Lawsuit

    Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange Cleared in Lawsuit

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:38:13 GMT
    (BELL COUNTY) -- A judge ruled in favor of Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange in a lawsuit that claimed he violated the first amendment rights of two of his deputies.The suit was filled in 2013 by former Bell Co. Sheriff's Deputies Charles Grogan and Mary Farley.In the lawsuit, they claimed Sheriff Lange demoted them because they supported his political opponent in the republican primary.KCEN-HD's Emily Collins obtained the lawsuit Friday afternoon. We will continue to update this story.More >>
    (BELL COUNTY) -- A judge ruled in favor of Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange in a lawsuit that claimed he violated the first amendment rights of two of his deputies.The suit was filled in 2013 by former Bell Co. Sheriff's Deputies Charles Grogan and Mary Farley.In the lawsuit, they claimed Sheriff Lange demoted them because they supported his political opponent in the republican primary.KCEN-HD's Emily Collins obtained the lawsuit Friday afternoon. We will continue to update this story.More >>
  • Six Longhorns off the Team in Two Days

    Six Longhorns off the Team in Two Days

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:50:36 GMT
    (KVUE) -- The day after Texas coach Charlie Strong indefinitely suspended two football players charged with sexual assault, four more players have been dismissed from the team.Strong dismissed Jalen Overstreet, Joe Bergeron, Josh Turner and Chevoski Collins for violating team rules, according to KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman.Overstreet is a running back from Tatum. He played in nine games last year as a red shirt freshman. Collins is a defensive back from Livingston and red...More >>
    (KVUE) -- The day after Texas coach Charlie Strong indefinitely suspended two football players charged with sexual assault, four more players have been dismissed from the team.Strong dismissed Jalen Overstreet, Joe Bergeron, Josh Turner and Chevoski Collins for violating team rules, according to KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman.Overstreet is a running back from Tatum. He played in nine games last year as a red shirt freshman. Collins is a defensive back from Livingston and red...More >>
  • 2014 Baylor Football Legends Announced

    2014 Baylor Football Legends Announced

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:52:53 GMT
    WACO, Texas – Five former Baylor football players will be recognized as Baylor Football Legends during select 2014 home football games, Baylor officials announced Thursday. Each honoree will be introduced on the field during their respective game, while a short video details their playing careers for the Bears. The Baylor “B” Association, which selects the legends, will open the season by recognizing four-year letterman C.J. Wilson (2003-06) at the Aug. 31 contest vs. SMU. Two players from ...More >>
    WACO, Texas – Five former Baylor football players will be recognized as Baylor Football Legends during select 2014 home football games, Baylor officials announced Thursday. Each honoree will be introduced on the field during their respective game, while a short video details their playing careers for the Bears. The Baylor “B” Association, which selects the legends, will open the season by recognizing four-year letterman C.J. Wilson (2003-06) at the Aug. 31 contest vs. SMU. Two players from ...More >>
  • Cuban: Taxes will go up if too many companies leave US

    Cuban: Taxes will go up if too many companies leave US

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:39:14 GMT
    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban told CNBC on Friday that taxes will go up if too many companies leave the United States for greener overseas tax shores. That tax money will be have to be made up somewhere, he said. "If this is part of a movement where in aggregate it really has a material impact on taxes paid, then again taxes are going to go up," he said on "Squawk Box," a day after President Barack Obama discussed corporate tax inversions in an interview with CNBC. ...More >>
    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban told CNBC on Friday that taxes will go up if too many companies leave the United States for greener overseas tax shores. That tax money will be have to be made up somewhere, he said. "If this is part of a movement where in aggregate it really has a material impact on taxes paid, then again taxes are going to go up," he said on "Squawk Box," a day after President Barack Obama discussed corporate tax inversions in an interview with CNBC. ...More >>
  • Controversy Surrounds Proposed Bell County Hotel Tax

    Controversy Surrounds Proposed Bell County Hotel Tax

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:50:33 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Bell County Commissioners say a proposal to impose a new two percent hotel/motel occupancy tax was shot down before they could even get a consensus of approval by the cities in the county.Anyone who books a hotel or motel already pays a hotel tax, with six percent going to the state, and usually about seven percent going to the city bringing the total to 13%. Commissioners say the new two percent tax proposal would tack on an average $1.60 to each room.The reason to add the tax was ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Bell County Commissioners say a proposal to impose a new two percent hotel/motel occupancy tax was shot down before they could even get a consensus of approval by the cities in the county.Anyone who books a hotel or motel already pays a hotel tax, with six percent going to the state, and usually about seven percent going to the city bringing the total to 13%. Commissioners say the new two percent tax proposal would tack on an average $1.60 to each room.The reason to add the tax was ...More >>
  • McLennan County Drug Bust Nets One Arrest

    McLennan County Drug Bust Nets One Arrest

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:36:37 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A drug bust in McLennan County led to one arrest Thursday evening. Multiple law enforcement agencies, acting on a federal narcotics search warrant, raided a home on Mackey Ranch Road in Bruceville-Eddy as part of a joint task force investigation.More >>
    (KCEN) -- A drug bust in McLennan County led to one arrest Thursday evening. Multiple law enforcement agencies, acting on a federal narcotics search warrant, raided a home on Mackey Ranch Road in Bruceville-Eddy as part of a joint task force investigation.More >>
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  • Girls Arrested After Tortoise Tortured to Death

    Girls Arrested After Tortoise Tortured to Death

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:18:22 GMT
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    (USA Today) -- Two Florida teens are accused of torturing a state-protected gopher tortoise. Video posted on the girls' Facebook pages showed the animal being burned with a lighter then stomped to death amid cheers.More >>
    (USA Today) -- Two Florida teens are accused of torturing a state-protected gopher tortoise. Video posted on the girls' Facebook pages showed the animal being burned with a lighter then stomped to death amid cheers.More >>
  • Second American Infected with Ebola

    Second American Infected with Ebola

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:00:00 GMT
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    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, according to a Samaritan's Purse statement.Writebol, who serves as SIM's personnel coordinator, has been living in Monrovia with her husband, David, according to SIM's website. The Charlotte...More >>
    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, according to a Samaritan's Purse statement.Writebol, who serves as SIM's personnel coordinator, has been living in Monrovia with her husband, David, according to SIM's website. The Charlotte...More >>
  • Report: Black Box Indicates Missile Hit Flight 17

    Report: Black Box Indicates Missile Hit Flight 17

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:46:04 GMT
    Data downloaded from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are consistent with a missile attack, national news media are reporting, citing an unidentified European air safety official.The source told CBS News the findings indicate the plane's fuselage was hit by shrapnel from a missile explosion."It did what it was designed to do — bring down airplanes," the source told CBS.A thorough investigation of the site, however, remains elusive 10 days a...More >>
    Data downloaded from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are consistent with a missile attack, national news media are reporting, citing an unidentified European air safety official.The source told CBS News the findings indicate the plane's fuselage was hit by shrapnel from a missile explosion."It did what it was designed to do — bring down airplanes," the source told CBS.A thorough investigation of the site, however, remains elusive 10 days a...More >>
  • On the Front Lines of the Border War

    On the Front Lines of the Border War

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:03:25 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    Along the Rio Grande, in the country's hottest zone for smuggling people to the U.S. from Mexico.There is no one closer to the action, and its many dangers,than the game wardens from Texas Parks and Wildlife, who patrol the river's shallowest stretches in small boats. Late in the afternoon when we are along, a three-man scout team confronts a 16-year-old Mexican boy caught swimming from the us riverbank toward the other side. The wardens say they've seen him before, and suspect ...More >>
    Along the Rio Grande, in the country's hottest zone for smuggling people to the U.S. from Mexico.There is no one closer to the action, and its many dangers,than the game wardens from Texas Parks and Wildlife, who patrol the river's shallowest stretches in small boats. Late in the afternoon when we are along, a three-man scout team confronts a 16-year-old Mexican boy caught swimming from the us riverbank toward the other side. The wardens say they've seen him before, and suspect ...More >>
  • Israel Military Rejects Blame for Deaths at U.N. Shelter

    Israel Military Rejects Blame for Deaths at U.N. Shelter

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:57:11 GMT
    The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N school that was shelter to many Gaza residents. Officials from the United Nations and the Palestinian government said 16 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday when the school in northern Gaza was struck."A single errant Israeli mortar landed in the courtyard in the school," Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. "The footag...More >>
    The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N school that was shelter to many Gaza residents. Officials from the United Nations and the Palestinian government said 16 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday when the school in northern Gaza was struck."A single errant Israeli mortar landed in the courtyard in the school," Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. "The footag...More >>
  • U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

    U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:25:18 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly is the medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city. Brantly, 33, has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since Oct...More >>
    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly is the medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city. Brantly, 33, has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since Oct...More >>
  • Coast Guard Ends Search for Father in Around-World Flight

    Coast Guard Ends Search for Father in Around-World Flight

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:15:04 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the father who was accompanying his teenage son on an around-the-world flight that was set to make history.Babar Suleman, 58, went missing during a plane crash near Pago Pago, in American Samoa, on Tuesday night. The body of his son, 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman, was recovered the next day.Officials have found more debris from the plane but failed to locate Babar, who himself learned to fly in 2001."The decision to suspend a search...More >>
    The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the father who was accompanying his teenage son on an around-the-world flight that was set to make history.Babar Suleman, 58, went missing during a plane crash near Pago Pago, in American Samoa, on Tuesday night. The body of his son, 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman, was recovered the next day.Officials have found more debris from the plane but failed to locate Babar, who himself learned to fly in 2001."The decision to suspend a search...More >>
  • Philly Cops Hunt for Carjackers Who Killed Three Children

    Philly Cops Hunt for Carjackers Who Killed Three Children

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:17:46 GMT
    Two assailants stole a woman’s car and then crashed it into a crowd on a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids.?More >>
    Two assailants stole a woman’s car and then crashed it into a crowd on a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids.?More >>
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