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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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  • In Wake of Baylor Win, Fans and Businesses Reflect on First McLane Game Day

    In Wake of Baylor Win, Fans and Businesses Reflect on First McLane Game Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:33:48 GMT
    (KCEN) – It was a great way to kick off the Bears' run in McLane Stadium: a blowout win over SMU, 45-0. But as much as it was a chance for the team to prove themselves to a new student body, it was a chance for the stadium to prove itself to the country.More >>
    (KCEN) – It was a great way to kick off the Bears' run in McLane Stadium: a blowout win over SMU, 45-0. But as much as it was a chance for the team to prove themselves to a new student body, it was a chance for the stadium to prove itself to the country.
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  • Big Tex Awards go to Gulf Shrimp Boil, Funnel Cake Ale

    Big Tex Awards go to Gulf Shrimp Boil, Funnel Cake Ale

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:31:55 GMT
    The State Fair of Texas announced their two big winners for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards.Eight finalists competed, but it was Clint Probst's Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil that won Best Tasting and Justin Martinez's Original State Fair Brew-Funnel Cake Ale that won Most Creative.The State Fair of Texas called Probst's culinary creation "crowd-pleasing Cajun" and Martinez's English-style summer ale "crisp, with just the right amount of toastiness and sweetness."This was the fair's 10...More >>
    The State Fair of Texas announced their two big winners for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards.Eight finalists competed, but it was Clint Probst's Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil that won Best Tasting and Justin Martinez's Original State Fair Brew-Funnel Cake Ale that won Most Creative.The State Fair of Texas called Probst's culinary creation "crowd-pleasing Cajun" and Martinez's English-style summer ale "crisp, with just the right amount of toastiness and sweetness."This was the fair's 10...More >>
  • Two Texas Teens Injured After Carnival Ride Accident

    Two Texas Teens Injured After Carnival Ride Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:05:48 GMT
    A carnival ride accident sent two Texas teenagers to the hospital Sunday night. Authorities say they fell more than 12 feet off a ride at the Saint Anthony Seminary's Annual Bazaar. A witness describes what she saw."I was standing right by the ride when it happened. And I heard a loud thump noise and a bunch of people screaming. And when I turned around there was a body right there on the floor. I didn't notice the second body until later, but it was a woman and she was laying there ...More >>
    A carnival ride accident sent two Texas teenagers to the hospital Sunday night. Authorities say they fell more than 12 feet off a ride at the Saint Anthony Seminary's Annual Bazaar. A witness describes what she saw."I was standing right by the ride when it happened. And I heard a loud thump noise and a bunch of people screaming. And when I turned around there was a body right there on the floor. I didn't notice the second body until later, but it was a woman and she was laying there ...More >>
  • Fort Worth Police Arrest Driver with Intimidating Haircut

    Fort Worth Police Arrest Driver with Intimidating Haircut

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:52:45 GMT
    A  man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving has a scream-worthy haircut...More >>
    A  man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving has a scream-worthy haircut...More >>
  • 9 Things You Might Not Have Known About Labor Day

    9 Things You Might Not Have Known About Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:42:14 GMT
    You might know it is a three-day weekend, an opportunity to indulge in the great American pastime which is barbecuing or the last time you can wear your white suit.For many, Labor Day also marks the unofficial end to summer, as well as the start of both school AND football season.And Labor Day is certainly all of those things, but did you know there's century-old history behind it as well? Here are 9 things to know as you enjoy a rare Monday off:1. Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a f...More >>
    You might know it is a three-day weekend, an opportunity to indulge in the great American pastime which is barbecuing or the last time you can wear your white suit.For many, Labor Day also marks the unofficial end to summer, as well as the start of both school AND football season.And Labor Day is certainly all of those things, but did you know there's century-old history behind it as well? Here are 9 things to know as you enjoy a rare Monday off:1. Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a f...More >>
  • Astros Fire Bo Porter as Manager

    Astros Fire Bo Porter as Manager

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:00:13 GMT
    The Houston Astros have relieved Bo Porter of his managerial duties, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced Monday morning.Tom Lawless will take over as manager on an interim basis through the remainder of the 2014 season.Additionally, Luhnow also announced that bench coach Dave Trembley has been relieved of his duties as well.Porter had been the Astros manager since the start of the 2013 season after being named to the position on Sept. 27, 2012 while serving as third base co...More >>
    The Houston Astros have relieved Bo Porter of his managerial duties, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced Monday morning.Tom Lawless will take over as manager on an interim basis through the remainder of the 2014 season.Additionally, Luhnow also announced that bench coach Dave Trembley has been relieved of his duties as well.Porter had been the Astros manager since the start of the 2013 season after being named to the position on Sept. 27, 2012 while serving as third base co...More >>
  • Save of the Day: Hottest Online Labor Day Deals

    Save of the Day: Hottest Online Labor Day Deals

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:10:09 GMT
    Welcome to one absolutely awesome sale-filled Labor Day Weekend. As you probably know by now, I live and breathe bargains and in my quest to save you money, I have a can't miss coupon list below. This is the last huge shopping weekend before Black Friday, with many price drops that match what we'll see in November.We do not receive any financial compensation from any deal or for mentioning any company/product. The only purpose of this series is to save you money.Please keep in mind t...More >>
    Welcome to one absolutely awesome sale-filled Labor Day Weekend. As you probably know by now, I live and breathe bargains and in my quest to save you money, I have a can't miss coupon list below. This is the last huge shopping weekend before Black Friday, with many price drops that match what we'll see in November.We do not receive any financial compensation from any deal or for mentioning any company/product. The only purpose of this series is to save you money.Please keep in mind t...More >>
  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law

    Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:33:42 GMT
    (NBC) -- A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. The ruling stops new restrictions that would have left just seven abortion facilities open in Texas by Sept. 1; there are currently 19 providers in Texas, according to th...More >>
    (NBC) -- A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. The ruling stops new restrictions that would have left just seven abortion facilities open in Texas by Sept. 1; there are currently 19 providers in Texas, according to th...More >>
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  • Newborn Found in Illinois Dumpster

    Newborn Found in Illinois Dumpster

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:42:33 GMT
    A person throwing out the garbage found a newborn lying in a dumpster around 8 a.m. on Saturday. Now, police are looking for the mother and say the baby is in stable condition.It happened in Jacksonville, Illinois, which is about 90 miles north of St. Louis.Police are desperately trying to track down the mother of the child because they believe she hasn't had any medical attention."It will give you goose bumps when you think about it and if you've been involved personally," Lieutenan...More >>
    A person throwing out the garbage found a newborn lying in a dumpster around 8 a.m. on Saturday. Now, police are looking for the mother and say the baby is in stable condition.It happened in Jacksonville, Illinois, which is about 90 miles north of St. Louis.Police are desperately trying to track down the mother of the child because they believe she hasn't had any medical attention."It will give you goose bumps when you think about it and if you've been involved personally," Lieutenan...More >>
  • Fetus Found In Bathroom Of North Texas High School

    Fetus Found In Bathroom Of North Texas High School

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:19:05 GMT
    (WFAA) DALLAS -- Police are searching for a student who delivered a fetus in a bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School."Obviously, this is very serious. It's very troubling," said DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander. "But we will work through this as a school district and a school community."The Dallas Independent School District said a maintenance worker found the fetus after being alerted by students. The second floor of the school, where the bathroom is located, was closed down around 2:30 p.m., s...More >>
    (WFAA) DALLAS -- Police are searching for a student who delivered a fetus in a bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School."Obviously, this is very serious. It's very troubling," said DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander. "But we will work through this as a school district and a school community."The Dallas Independent School District said a maintenance worker found the fetus after being alerted by students. The second floor of the school, where the bathroom is located, was closed down around 2:30 p.m., s...More >>
  • Uzi Instructor Charles Vacca's Family: Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

    Uzi Instructor Charles Vacca's Family: Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:11:17 GMT
     The grieving family of Charles Vacca, the Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, said they feel “sorry” for the girl."We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with,” Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in an exclusive NBC News interview to be aired Friday on the TODAY show.The 39-year-old veteran was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon Mond...More >>
     The grieving family of Charles Vacca, the Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, said they feel “sorry” for the girl."We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with,” Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in an exclusive NBC News interview to be aired Friday on the TODAY show.The 39-year-old veteran was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon Mond...More >>
  • Armour: NFL Recognizes its Cluelessness with New Domestic Violence Penalties

    Armour: NFL Recognizes its Cluelessness with New Domestic Violence Penalties

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:30:53 GMT
    Bravo, NFL.Not only did the NFL recognize its cluelessness by imposing harsh new penalties for domestic violence, it let its players – and, by extension, men everywhere – know in no uncertain terms that abusing a partner or child is never, ever acceptable.Do it, and you're done for six games. Do it again, and your career is over.Tough? Yes. Appropriate? Absolutely."These steps are based on a clear, simple principle: domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong," NFL Commissio...More >>
    Bravo, NFL.Not only did the NFL recognize its cluelessness by imposing harsh new penalties for domestic violence, it let its players – and, by extension, men everywhere – know in no uncertain terms that abusing a partner or child is never, ever acceptable.Do it, and you're done for six games. Do it again, and your career is over.Tough? Yes. Appropriate? Absolutely."These steps are based on a clear, simple principle: domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong," NFL Commissio...More >>
  • Joan Rivers Stops Breathing at Clinic, Rushed to Hospital

    Joan Rivers Stops Breathing at Clinic, Rushed to Hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:21:25 GMT
    Comedian and Fashion Police host Joan Rivers has been taken to a New York hospital in cardiac arrest Thursday.Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition after she stopped breathing while undergoing a throat procedure at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, according to the New York Timesand ABC News.E!, where Rivers hosts Fashion Police, has reportedthat she is in stable condition.Rivers' publicist has not immediately responded to USA TODAY's request for comm...More >>
    Comedian and Fashion Police host Joan Rivers has been taken to a New York hospital in cardiac arrest Thursday.Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition after she stopped breathing while undergoing a throat procedure at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, according to the New York Timesand ABC News.E!, where Rivers hosts Fashion Police, has reportedthat she is in stable condition.Rivers' publicist has not immediately responded to USA TODAY's request for comm...More >>
  • Mom's Facebook Post Gets 4-Year-Old Expelled from Preschool

    Mom's Facebook Post Gets 4-Year-Old Expelled from Preschool

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:59:03 GMT
    A mother is outraged after her son was expelled from preschool because of a Facebook post on her personal page.Ashley Habat told News4Jax that she was upset because the school didn't give parents more time to get ready for picture day. Habat later posted her frustration about it on Facebook and the school told Habat that her son, Will, could no longer attend.Habat said she doesn't regret expressing her opinion, which she said was posted to her private page for only her...More >>
    A mother is outraged after her son was expelled from preschool because of a Facebook post on her personal page.Ashley Habat told News4Jax that she was upset because the school didn't give parents more time to get ready for picture day. Habat later posted her frustration about it on Facebook and the school told Habat that her son, Will, could no longer attend.Habat said she doesn't regret expressing her opinion, which she said was posted to her private page for only her...More >>
  • Police Fired Shot That Killed 'Cops' Crewmember

    Police Fired Shot That Killed 'Cops' Crewmember

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:06:24 GMT
    The bullet that killed an employee of the long-running TV show Cops while filming a response to an armed robbery call was fired by a police officer, Omaha police said Wednesday.It turned out the suspect was only armed with an Airsoft rifle, which fires plastic pellets, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said during a press conference.The crewmember was identified as Bryce Dion, 38, who was working as the sound technician when he was killed by "friendly fire," Schmaderer said.Th...More >>
    The bullet that killed an employee of the long-running TV show Cops while filming a response to an armed robbery call was fired by a police officer, Omaha police said Wednesday.It turned out the suspect was only armed with an Airsoft rifle, which fires plastic pellets, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said during a press conference.The crewmember was identified as Bryce Dion, 38, who was working as the sound technician when he was killed by "friendly fire," Schmaderer said.Th...More >>
  • F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

    F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:55:53 GMT
    An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro...More >>
    An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro...More >>
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