Wade Goodwyn Wade Goodwyn is a NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.

Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott acknowledges the crowd Nov. 4 after his victory speech in Austin. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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New Texas Governor Adds To Tension Between State, City Governments

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Arizona Department of Corrections inmate Joseph Wood was executed by lethal injection in July. It took 15 doses and nearly two hours for him to die. AP hide caption

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Botched Lethal Injection Executions Reignite Death Penalty Debate

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Attorneys For Oklahoma Death Row Inmates Seek To Halt Executions

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Texas Braces For A Drop In Production After Oil Prices Fall

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Texas Puts Execution Of Mentally Ill Man On Hold

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Texas Death Row Case Draws Attention To Mentally Ill Convicts

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Texas Execution Nears For Murderer Whose Competence Was Debated

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GOP Politicans From Texas Agree: It's A Great State

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Texas lieutenant governor hopefuls state Sen. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte shake hands following a September debate. While most eyes are on the governor's race, this contest could have even more political consequence. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Dallas nurse Nina Pham speaks at a press conference after she was confirmed free of Ebola and released from a National Institutes of Health facility on Friday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Was CDC Too Quick To Blame Dallas Nurses In Care Of Ebola Patient?

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Dallas Hospital Deals With Aftermath Of Ebola Missteps

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In Dallas, Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

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CDC To Act Faster When A U.S. Hospital Gets An Ebola Patient

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (left) listens to Tom Geisbert, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, explain the work researchers are conducting in a lab in the Galveston National Laboratory on Tuesday. Numerous Republicans, including Perry, have linked the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. to border control and other political issues. Jennifer Reynolds/AP hide caption

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In U.S., Ebola Turns From A Public Health Issue To A Political One

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