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

In 2006, Houston was among many cities participating in the nationwide National Day of Action for Immigration Justice rallies. When George W. Bush was governor, he adopted a Hispanic-friendly strategy that helped propel him to the White House. Now, some Texas Republicans are taking a harder stance. "I believe the Republican Party is throwing away their future," says one state Republican. Dave Einsel/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Republicans Take Harder Line On Immigration

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Texas Tea Party Sues Over Census Districts

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Molly Ivins, A 'Red-Hot Patriot'

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In Dallas, compressed natural gas (CNG) cabs get to cut in front of regular gas cabs at the Love Field Airport pick-up line. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Dallas Policy May Drive Some Taxis Off The Road

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Inside Loughner's Mind: What His Writings Reveal

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Omar Sharriff performs in Marshall, Texas in December 2010. Ron Munden/EastTexasTowns.com hide caption

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Boogie Woogie: Born In The Backwoods Of America

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Cornelius Dupree Jr. raises his hand to testify Tuesday while attorney Barry Scheck looks on. Dupree served 30 years in connection with a rape and robbery before being exonerated by DNA evidence. Mike Fuentes/AP hide caption

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DNA Exonerates Texas Man After 30 Years In Prison

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Temporary Work For The Holiday Season

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Hispanic Farmers Still Wait For Relief From USDA

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A Dallas Democrat Rises To New Prominence, Power

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Civil Rights, Judicial Bias Surround Texas Drug Case

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Phillips' Firing Comes As Cowboys' Dreams Dashed

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GOP's Dan Coats Sails To Senate Win In Indiana

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Soldier Recalls Locking Eyes With Fort Hood Shooter

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