September 6, 2011 If Sen. Jim DeMint's Labor Day Republican presidential forum demonstrated anything, it was that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is so confident about winning over South Carolina Tea Party devotees, including the senator, that he could beg off attending the event without any political risk.
August 15, 2011 In Texas, former prisoners who have been exonerated are in line for a big financial payout. And often, that leads to a clash with the attorneys who helped to exonerate them.
August 10, 2011 The Texas governor is widely expected to enter the presidential race this weekend, and once he does, the strength of his Texas-sized fundraising machine will likely reboot the race for the Republican nomination.
June 10, 2011 If Texas Gov. Rick Perry declares a run for the Republican presidential nomination, it likely would be one of the few times since 1860 that the idea of secession would be a prominent topic in a White House campaign.
April 6, 2011 So far the drought hasn't been costly in terms of fires, but experts expect farmers to be hit very hard.
March 2, 2011 It's March — and that means spring break is around the corner for many college students. But Texas officials are advising students to avoid going to Mexico, saying that drug violence there isn't isolated to border areas.
June 9, 2010 NPR Producer Brakkton Booker questions whether a U.S. Border Patrol agent went too far when he shot and killed a teenage boy who was allegedly part of a group throwing rocks at agents.