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See How Each Texas City Grew From 2010 to 2014

Texas suburbs continue to dominate as the fastest-growing areas of the state, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Use our interactive to see how each Texas city grew from 2010 to 2014, according to the bureau.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush poses in front of Alamo with singer Phil Collins and actor Bill Paxton following a preview event of the 10-part series Texas Rising on May 18th, 2015.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush poses in front of Alamo with singer Phil Collins and actor Bill Paxton following a preview event of the 10-part series Texas Rising on May 18th, 2015.

Stars From Texas, Hollywood Align at Alamo Event

A Lone Star-studded audience including Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Cecilia Abbott, the first lady of Texas, got a sneak preview of the new miniseries Texas Rising at a red-carpet fundraising event Monday night at the Alamo.

Stars From Texas, Hollywood Align at Alamo Event

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush poses in front of Alamo with singer Phil Collins and actor Bill Paxton following a preview event of the 10-part series Texas Rising on May 18th, 2015.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush poses in front of Alamo with singer Phil Collins and actor Bill Paxton following a preview event of the 10-part series Texas Rising on May 18th, 2015.

A Lone Star-studded audience including Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Cecilia Abbott, the first lady of Texas, got a sneak preview of the new miniseries Texas Rising at a red-carpet fundraising event Monday night at the Alamo.

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Perry Enjoys Warm Welcome in Return to South Carolina

Rick Perry speaks at a question-and-answer forum in Taylors, South Carolina on Friday, May 8, 2015.
Rick Perry speaks at a question-and-answer forum in Taylors, South Carolina on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Rick Perry was very much in his element Friday during a town hall event in South Carolina. Speaking about the federal deficit and fiscal morality, the likely presidential candidate drew plenty of applause. He hopes to build momentum off of such events.

GOP Takes First Step to End In-State Tuition for Undocumented

Dreamer Cristina Lizeth Urdiales was born in Monterrey, Mexico and brought to the US at the age of 5, listens during the Senate committee hearing on April 6th, 2015
Dreamer Cristina Lizeth Urdiales was born in Monterrey, Mexico and brought to the US at the age of 5, listens during the Senate committee hearing on April 6th, 2015

After a marathon hearing that stretched well into Tuesday morning, a Senate subcommittee approved Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal Texas law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at colleges and universities. 

GOP Gun Measures Could Backfire With Minorities

Gun rights supporters participate in an open carry march through South by Southwest  led by the Austin chapter of Come and Take It on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
Gun rights supporters participate in an open carry march through South by Southwest led by the Austin chapter of Come and Take It on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Republican lawmakers backing open carry and guns on campus are heading in the wrong direction for many black and Hispanic Texans who would prefer stricter gun laws, polling shows. It's another disconnect with minorities the GOP might regret.

Cruz Offers to Speak at Texas A&M International Graduation

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz holding a press conference at the Anzalduas International Bridge in Mission surrounded by a group of local ranchers who said they've been affected by poor border security.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz holding a press conference at the Anzalduas International Bridge in Mission surrounded by a group of local ranchers who said they've been affected by poor border security.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has approached Texas A&M International University about speaking at the Laredo college's spring commencement, the A&M System confirmed Thursday. 

 

Cruz: Obama Has "Inflamed Racial Tensions"

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Speaking to Austin's entrepreneur community, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz blasts Washington's attempt to regulate the Internet on Nov. 14, 2014.
Speaking to Austin's entrepreneur community, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz blasts Washington's attempt to regulate the Internet on Nov. 14, 2014.

Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday at a U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event in Washington that President Obama has aggravated racial tensions around the country rather than unifying the nation.

Budget Panel Breakdown: Democrats Short on Slots, Long on Experience

Sens. Lois Kolkhorst, Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Jane Nelson, Charles Schwertner, Joan Huffman and Reps. Larry Gonzales, Sarah Davis, Sylvester Turner, John Otto and Trent Ashby make up the 2015 budget conference committee.
Sens. Lois Kolkhorst, Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Jane Nelson, Charles Schwertner, Joan Huffman and Reps. Larry Gonzales, Sarah Davis, Sylvester Turner, John Otto and Trent Ashby make up the 2015 budget conference committee.

The budget conference committee will hash out a compromise of the chamber’s respective 2016-17 budget plans. Committee members include two Democrats who rank as the most experienced budget negotiators on the panel.

Inside Texas Politics: The Finance Primary

Tribune Executive editor Ross Ramsey on WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics" on April 19, 2015.
Tribune Executive editor Ross Ramsey on WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics" on April 19, 2015.

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Shelly Slater, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, talk turns to presidential hopefuls and fundraising in Texas.

After Dog Shootings, House Approves Canine Training for Cops

Lily was shot and killed on May 26, 2012, by a Fort Worth police officer who had never received training to deal with his fear of dogs.
Lily was shot and killed on May 26, 2012, by a Fort Worth police officer who had never received training to deal with his fear of dogs.

Three years after a police officer shot and killed their 5-year-old border collie, Mark and Cindy Boling watched Friday as the Texas House voted for a police canine training program they have been calling for since the day the dog died.