Texas Gov. Rick Perry, R, insisted Sunday that a grand jury indictment alleging that he abused his office and tried to coerce an elected official was unjustified, pointing to support he has received from political leaders to bolster his claim.
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A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts Friday, alleging that he abused his office and used a veto threat to coerce an elected district attorney to resign.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has appointed state Sen. Craig Estes as chairman of the Senate Committee on State Affairs. The position was recently vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan, who retired to become chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has appointed Texas state Sen. Craig Estes to the Legislative Budget Board. The position filled by Estes was vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan, who retired to become chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
The Texas Republican state convention drew national headlines last month with candidates and activists staking out hard-line positions on homosexuality and immigration.
FORT WORTH — Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick has taken an insurmountable lead Tuesday night in the brutal, multimillion-dollar Republican battle for one of the most powerful posts in Texas government.
FARMERS BRANCH — Money dominates a three-way race for mayor in this spirited suburb known for courtroom combat.
AUSTIN — Critics of Republican candidate for Texas Railroad commissioner Ryan Sitton say he has a stake in the oil and gas industry and wants a job regulating it, too.
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst began running an attack ad Wednesday that he hopes will help thwart Sen. Dan Patrick’s designs on his job.
HOUSTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has hired a criminal-defense lawyer to represent him in a prosecutor’s probe of claims that he violated state law by vetoing funding for the state ethics office, his spokeswoman said.