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Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are launching a new scholars program at four presidential libraries, aiming to help academics and business leaders learn more about presidential leadership.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines will put a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age and faces many changes. It's also adding a social media "Listening Center."

Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson / The Texas Tribune

When the East Texas mortician who inspired the movie "Bernie" was let out of prison, family members of the elderly woman he killed found out about his release from reporters.

Now, they're fighting to have their protests heard inside a courtroom.

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Officials in Austin say they're at a "critical point" to make the South by Southwest festival safer after a car crash earlier this year killed four people.


Tesla Motors has selected Nevada over Texas for a massive $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.


Michael Sam's second chance will come with America's team.

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Authorities say 12 elementary students were slightly hurt when their school bus overturned on a highway between Waxahachie and Boyce as the driver became distracted.


A tweet from Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.

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A judge has again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 decision despite $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer. 


So who's Gov. Rick Perry wearing as part of his bookish new look?

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The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed tightening regulations for injection wells as scientists explore a potential link between high-pressure wastewater disposal and the earthquakes rattling North Texas.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer.

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Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, says he's thrilled to be alive. 

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Gov. Rick Perry's new political action committee has released a video responding to his indictment on felony charges of abuse of power.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors.

Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption.

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A federal court has determined that the Irving school district denies Hispanic residents an equal opportunity to vote and elect candidates of their choice.


The governing body for high school sports in Texas has announced that a Dallas school is being stripped of its two Class 3A state basketball titles because of an ineligible player.

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President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., and no excuse for violence against the police.

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A federal judge presiding over a lawsuit against new Texas abortion restrictions says he has a problem with anyone traveling 150 miles for medical care if the procedure could be done closer.

Samaritan's Purse

An American doctor infected with Ebola says he's getting stronger every day. 


A new report by the U.S. Commerce Department shows that steady growth in consumer spending has helped spur the Texas economy over the last 15 years. 

Dallas Zoo

Emergency personnel were using ladders to retrieve people stranded on a monorail at the Dallas Zoo. 


 The Dallas Police Department says more than 100 of its officers currently lack access to computer databases that display important criminal information.  


Former President George W. Bush has been working on a highly personal project since leaving the White House for Dallas. He's quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush of Houston.

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President Barack Obama is announcing new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy, in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.


Today marks the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11's launch. If your history is fuzzy, that's the mission that took astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong to the moon. Aldrin says he was "out of town" on July 20, 1969, and missed the world's celebration of their lunar landing, and now he wants to know where everyone was that Sunday when he and Armstrong set foot on the moon.  


The number of Texans enrolled in Medicaid has grown by 80,000 despite the Texas Legislature's decision last year to reject the program's expansion under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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The Fort Worth City Council is moving forward with zoning changes to its historic Stockyards over the objections of some residents and civic leaders.


Former President George W. Bush has had his left knee partially replaced - seven weeks after having the same procedure on his right knee.