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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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  • 'The Voice of Baylor': A Tour of the Carillon Bells with the Woman Who Plays Them

    'The Voice of Baylor': A Tour of the Carillon Bells with the Woman Who Plays Them

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:00:23 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It's an iconic sight on Baylor's campus: Pat Neff Hall. It's so iconic, in fact, it graces the university's official logo Carillon bells have been ringing at the top of the building since the ‘80s.More >>
    (KCEN) -- It's an iconic sight on Baylor's campus: Pat Neff Hall. It's so iconic, in fact, it graces the university's official logo Carillon bells have been ringing at the top of the building since the ‘80s.
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  • Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo August 29-31

    Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo August 29-31

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:51:37 GMT
    The Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo kicks off next Friday.And fair organizers are gearing up for big crowds.They are expecting way more than the 30,000 visitors. The fair will have a lot to offer including rides, vendors, shopping, and of course the PBR Rodeo. And music fans you won't be let down; Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, The Casey Danhew Band and Grupo Siggno are just some acts taking the stage.Event organizers also filled us in on some news additions to this years fair."Well,...More >>
    The Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo kicks off next Friday.And fair organizers are gearing up for big crowds.They are expecting way more than the 30,000 visitors. The fair will have a lot to offer including rides, vendors, shopping, and of course the PBR Rodeo. And music fans you won't be let down; Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, The Casey Danhew Band and Grupo Siggno are just some acts taking the stage.Event organizers also filled us in on some news additions to this years fair."Well,...More >>
  • First Investors Fined $2.75M for Credit Errors

    First Investors Fined $2.75M for Credit Errors

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:31:13 GMT
     A Texas company that provides auto loans to subprime borrowers was fined $2.75 million Wednesday for distorting customers' credit records for three years, potentially harming tens of thousands of consumers.The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauimposed the fine against First Investors Financial Services Group after an investigation showed officials of the Houston-based firm knew their computer system was sending inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies, but ...More >>
     A Texas company that provides auto loans to subprime borrowers was fined $2.75 million Wednesday for distorting customers' credit records for three years, potentially harming tens of thousands of consumers.The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauimposed the fine against First Investors Financial Services Group after an investigation showed officials of the Houston-based firm knew their computer system was sending inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies, but ...More >>
  • 'Purge Night' Threats Concern Texas Residents

    'Purge Night' Threats Concern Texas Residents

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:11:44 GMT
    Thieves and murderers running the streets for one night of violence with no one stopping them, that's the premise of the movie "The Purge." But now posts circulating on social media are calling to bring the big screen to life, threatening a "purge night" in Texas on August 29th."That there were some cities being called out for the purge and that it was gonna be in The Woodlands," said The Woodlands Resident Iliana Sotiriou, describing the posts she's seen.The posts name more towns u...More >>
    Thieves and murderers running the streets for one night of violence with no one stopping them, that's the premise of the movie "The Purge." But now posts circulating on social media are calling to bring the big screen to life, threatening a "purge night" in Texas on August 29th."That there were some cities being called out for the purge and that it was gonna be in The Woodlands," said The Woodlands Resident Iliana Sotiriou, describing the posts she's seen.The posts name more towns u...More >>
  • City of Belton Demolishing Low-Water Crossings

    City of Belton Demolishing Low-Water Crossings

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:37:56 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The city of Belton is making big improvements to the Nolan Creek trail and they're demolishing two low-water crossings to make the area safer. One near city hall has already been removed and Burton's Crossing is next.The areas have been a headache for city workers because rainfall sends brush and debris rushing down the creek. Flooding has been another issue after storms, particularly at the crossing downtown. City of Belton public information officer Paul Romer says without the cro...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The city of Belton is making big improvements to the Nolan Creek trail and they're demolishing two low-water crossings to make the area safer. One near city hall has already been removed and Burton's Crossing is next.The areas have been a headache for city workers because rainfall sends brush and debris rushing down the creek. Flooding has been another issue after storms, particularly at the crossing downtown. City of Belton public information officer Paul Romer says without the cro...More >>
  • Dad of 'Affluenza' Teen Accused of Impersonating Police

    Dad of 'Affluenza' Teen Accused of Impersonating Police

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:33:09 GMT
    The father of Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who gained national attention for using the "affluenza" defense in court and then receiving probation after killing four in a drunken-driving accident, has been arrested in Texas for allegedly impersonating a police officer.Authorities in North Richland Hills, a Fort Worth suburb, arrested Frederick Anthony Couch on Tuesday, saying he posed as a Lakeside reserve officer at the scene of a disturbance call July 28, reports WFAA.Police sa...More >>
    The father of Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who gained national attention for using the "affluenza" defense in court and then receiving probation after killing four in a drunken-driving accident, has been arrested in Texas for allegedly impersonating a police officer.Authorities in North Richland Hills, a Fort Worth suburb, arrested Frederick Anthony Couch on Tuesday, saying he posed as a Lakeside reserve officer at the scene of a disturbance call July 28, reports WFAA.Police sa...More >>
  • I-35 Safety Ad Campaign Targeted to Central Texas Construction Zones

    I-35 Safety Ad Campaign Targeted to Central Texas Construction Zones

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:02:49 GMT
    (KCEN) – It's become a way of life: dealing with traffic in construction zones on I-35. But now TxDOT is trying to make that way of life a little safer. It's a statewide safety campaign called “Be safe. Drive Smart,” but a main focus for the agency is right here in central Texas.More >>
    (KCEN) – It's become a way of life: dealing with traffic in construction zones on I-35. But now TxDOT is trying to make that way of life a little safer. It's a statewide safety campaign called “Be safe. Drive Smart,” but a main focus for the agency is right here in central Texas.
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  • Gov. Rick Perry Defiant in the Face of Booking on Two Felony Charges

    Gov. Rick Perry Defiant in the Face of Booking on Two Felony Charges

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:45:50 GMT
    (CNN) -- A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy. Perry voluntarily appeared at the Travis County Court to be fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. "I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing that the actions I took were not only lawful and legal but right," Perry told reporters. "I'm going to fight this injustice with every fibe...More >>
    (CNN) -- A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy. Perry voluntarily appeared at the Travis County Court to be fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. "I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing that the actions I took were not only lawful and legal but right," Perry told reporters. "I'm going to fight this injustice with every fibe...More >>
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  • Column Defending Cops in Ferguson Sparks Online Fury

    Column Defending Cops in Ferguson Sparks Online Fury

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:13:25 GMT
    In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri."I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me," the Washington Post headline blares. The piece was written by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department."Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck...More >>
    In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri."I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me," the Washington Post headline blares. The piece was written by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department."Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck...More >>
  • Kent State Center Jason Bitsko Passes Away at Age 21

    Kent State Center Jason Bitsko Passes Away at Age 21

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:24:21 GMT
     Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko, 21, passed away on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown after a roommate found him unresponsive.A release posted on the university's official athletics site states police believe an "undetermined medical issue" was a factor. It also included comments from both director of athletics Joel Nielsen and head football coach Paul Haynes."Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing," Nielsen said. "We are h...More >>
     Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko, 21, passed away on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown after a roommate found him unresponsive.A release posted on the university's official athletics site states police believe an "undetermined medical issue" was a factor. It also included comments from both director of athletics Joel Nielsen and head football coach Paul Haynes."Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing," Nielsen said. "We are h...More >>
  • Kent State Center Jason Bitsko Passes Away at Age 21

    Kent State Center Jason Bitsko Passes Away at Age 21

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:24:13 GMT
     Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko, 21, passed away on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown after a roommate found him unresponsive.A release posted on the university's official athletics site states police believe an "undetermined medical issue" was a factor. It also included comments from both director of athletics Joel Nielsen and head football coach Paul Haynes."Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing," Nielsen said. "We are h...More >>
     Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko, 21, passed away on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown after a roommate found him unresponsive.A release posted on the university's official athletics site states police believe an "undetermined medical issue" was a factor. It also included comments from both director of athletics Joel Nielsen and head football coach Paul Haynes."Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing," Nielsen said. "We are h...More >>
  • Man Dies Trying to Stop Friend from Driving Drunk

    Man Dies Trying to Stop Friend from Driving Drunk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:42:05 GMT
    Joseph Ianzano was worried about a friend — and it ended up costing the Florida 19-year-old his life. He'd driven some friends back to his place after a concert Saturday night, and he feared one of them was too drunk to drive himself home."He blocked the car with his car so that he couldn't get out," Ianzano's grandmother tells CBS Miami.But the driver, who she says is a close family friend, "got around the car and Joey ran after him and grabbed onto the spoiler trying to stop him ...More >>
    Joseph Ianzano was worried about a friend — and it ended up costing the Florida 19-year-old his life. He'd driven some friends back to his place after a concert Saturday night, and he feared one of them was too drunk to drive himself home."He blocked the car with his car so that he couldn't get out," Ianzano's grandmother tells CBS Miami.But the driver, who she says is a close family friend, "got around the car and Joey ran after him and grabbed onto the spoiler trying to stop him ...More >>
  • Brian Hoyer Beats Out Johnny Manziel as Cleveland Browns' Starting Quarterback

    Brian Hoyer Beats Out Johnny Manziel as Cleveland Browns' Starting Quarterback

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:28:01 GMT
    Johnny Manziel will have to wait to become the 21st starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns since 1999.The Browns announced Wednesday morning veteran Brian Hoyer will be the team's starting quarterback in the season opener Sept. 7 against Pittsburgh, at least temporarily ending the league's most interesting, if not ugly, quarterback battle."He was the clear leader from the beginning," Pettine said in a statement. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would p...More >>
    Johnny Manziel will have to wait to become the 21st starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns since 1999.The Browns announced Wednesday morning veteran Brian Hoyer will be the team's starting quarterback in the season opener Sept. 7 against Pittsburgh, at least temporarily ending the league's most interesting, if not ugly, quarterback battle."He was the clear leader from the beginning," Pettine said in a statement. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would p...More >>
  • James Wright Foley, Kidnapped Journalist, Apparently Executed By ISIS

    James Wright Foley, Kidnapped Journalist, Apparently Executed By ISIS

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:05:16 GMT
    (NBCNEWS) -- The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq. A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley, a freelance journalist for the U.S.-based news service GlobalPost who was kidnapped while reporting from Syria two years ago, reciting threats against America before he is executed by an ISIS militant....More >>
    (NBCNEWS) -- The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq. A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley, a freelance journalist for the U.S.-based news service GlobalPost who was kidnapped while reporting from Syria two years ago, reciting threats against America before he is executed by an ISIS militant....More >>
  • Rescue Crews Respond to Phoenix Flash Floods

    Rescue Crews Respond to Phoenix Flash Floods

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:24:55 GMT
     As many as 4 inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash floodwater through areas of Arizona already saturated from recent rains.The smashing currents of water enveloped the base of one home, trapping at least one person inside. A rescue crew flew in by helicopter and was attempting to get anyone in the home to safety.CNN affiliate KPHO reported that the rescue was one of several taking place.The National Weather Service in Phoenix said a flash flood warning was in eff...More >>
     As many as 4 inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash floodwater through areas of Arizona already saturated from recent rains.The smashing currents of water enveloped the base of one home, trapping at least one person inside. A rescue crew flew in by helicopter and was attempting to get anyone in the home to safety.CNN affiliate KPHO reported that the rescue was one of several taking place.The National Weather Service in Phoenix said a flash flood warning was in eff...More >>
  • One Dead in Police Shooting Near Ferguson

    One Dead in Police Shooting Near Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:26:39 GMT
    (USA Today) FERGUSON, Mo. — Schools are closed for a second week. Tear gas canisters and other debris often litter the streets. Businesses are struggling.The 10 days of protests and violence are taking their toll on this normally quiet city of 21,000 people 12 miles from St. Louis."This has to stop," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Johnson said Tuesday.Johnson is charged with bringing peace to a city torn apart by violence since Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by a Ferguson police off...More >>
    (USA Today) FERGUSON, Mo. — Schools are closed for a second week. Tear gas canisters and other debris often litter the streets. Businesses are struggling.The 10 days of protests and violence are taking their toll on this normally quiet city of 21,000 people 12 miles from St. Louis."This has to stop," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Johnson said Tuesday.Johnson is charged with bringing peace to a city torn apart by violence since Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by a Ferguson police off...More >>
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