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9:26 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Texas Tribune: Lt. Gov. Patrick Says Open Carry Won't Happen Soon

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick cast doubt Tuesday on the possibility that a bill legalizing the open carry of handguns could pass during the current legislative session. 

“Second Amendment rights are very important, but open carry does not reach to the level of prioritizing at this point,” he said. “I don’t think the votes are there.” 

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9:19 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Texas Tribune: Legal Case Against Former Gov. Perry Proceeds

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

A judge on Tuesday rejected former Gov. Rick Perry’s attempt to throw out a two-count indictment against him, saying it's too early in the case to challenge the constitutionality of the charges.

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Blogs
1:29 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Shakespeare Uncovered This Friday!

Series II of Shakespeare Uncovered continues on Channel 5, beginning this Friday, January 30 at 8 p.m. @ShakespearePBS
Check out some previews here!

Blogs
9:58 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Texas Tribune: Recent Earthquakes in Texas Prompt Lawmakers to Propose Research

State lawmakers are considering a nearly $2.5 million plan to help answer a pressing question in some Texas communities: Why does the ground keep shaking?  

An item hidden in House Speaker Joe Straus991-page budget proposal would fund a “TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program,” at the University of Texas at Austin, aimed at helping Texans understand the unexpected surge of earthquakes underneath their feet.

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9:43 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Texas Tribune: Possible GOP Candidates Eyeing Texas Hispanic Votes

The last Texas Republican to occupy the Oval Office, George W. Bush, took 49 percent of the state’s Hispanic vote in his 2004 presidential re-election, setting a relatively high bar for the handful of Texas-born or -raised Republicans who might be hoping to follow in his footsteps in 2016.

Republican presidential aspirants with ties to the Lone Star State must figure out how to hold the GOP base and attract conservative Hispanics if they want to be successful in Texas, political observers say.

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