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"The next week, Democrat Ann Richards came from 5 points down to win the 1990 Texas governor's race. 'I thought right then, 'Oh man, we just lost it,'' said Bill Kenyon, Williams' former campaign spokesman.

Abbott recently sent a letter to Air Force officials, encouraging them to choose the 301st Fighter Wing and Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base as the home base for the fighter jet.
The Seventh Circuit's ruling comes three days after Texas Governor Greg Abbott withdrew his state from the federal government's refugee Resettlement Program.
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who is Trump's Texas chairman, announced a long list of new members to Trump's Texas Strategic Advisory Board. It included District 17 Congressman Bill Flores of Bryan and District 10 Congressman Michael McCaul ...

Texas Insider Report: Austin, Texas - Georgetown police arrested a suspected murderer after a three-city crime spree and after he had previously been deported three times.
"In Texas, you don't get anything that you don't fight for. I certainly learned that from my mom and my dad, whether it was the labor movement or the civil rights movement or the early women's rights movement," Richards, president of Planned Parenthood ...
Heard on All Things Considered. Ashley Lopez. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state is leaving the federal refugee resettlement program over safety concerns.
WEST Des Moines, IA - JANUARY 27: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry talks about how he supports Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) before he took to the stage during his campaign event at the Noah's Event Venue on January 27 ...
For Perry, it was that "oops" moment in 2011, a debate blunder that confirmed criticism that the then-Texas governor was not ready for the big time.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a former Eagle Scout, was in Midland to receive the Buffalo Trail Council's Distinguished citizen's award.
"The former Texas governor was eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" during Tuesday night's results show.
Two South Texas counties have been declared state disaster areas following late-summer heavy rain and flooding. Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept.
Former Gov. Rick Perry got booted during Tuesday night's elimination round on "Dancing With The Stars," making him the second contestant to go home.
Texas Insider Report: Austin, Texas - The State of Texas today sent a letter to the Office of refugee Resettlement (ORR) giving official notice of its intention to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program should ORR not unconditionally ...
Austin - The state may be getting out of the refugee resettlement business, but those who help new arrivals make their homes here say refugees will continue to come.

Austin - Two Texas governors, one past and one present, pulled the state back into the national spotlight last week for reasons both serious and a bit frivolous.
The State of Texas today sent a letter to the Office of refugee Resettlement (ORR) giving official notice of its intention to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program should ORR not unconditionally approve Texas' state plan by September 30th.
Greg Abbott took office at the start of 2015 with a far different approach to higher education, and since then calm has returned to the governance of Texas' top colleges. Worries about painful changes ordered from the top of state government have all ...
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry put the pep back in his step Monday night on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, flaunting an energetic smile and busting a move to the catchy theme song of the TV sitcom "Green Acres" with his partner Emma Slater.
[JURIST] The Kentucky Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that Governor Matt Bevin [official website] did not have the authority to unilaterally cut the budget for state universities.
A news release from the Texas governor's office said the ORR has been unwilling to give Texas assurances that the refugees posed no security threat.
Further, a Democrat hasn't occupied the governor's house since 1995, when Ann Richards left office after losing to George W. Bush.
In reaction to Abbott's hard stance on refugee resettlement, HIAS - one of nine resettlement organizations in the U.S. - sent a letter to Governor Abbott signed by 43 Texas rabbis in support of welcoming refugees and urging him to not withdraw from ...
Austin, Texas - Texas has told federal officials the state will no longer provide aid to refugees over what Republican leaders say are security concerns.
While his approach may be the most extreme, Abbott isn't the only governor who opposes refugee resettlement. In fact, 31 governors have voiced opposition to accepting refugees. And while the 1980 Refugee Act gives clear authority to the federal ...
Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, is getting support from former presidential candidate John Kasich in his campaign to hold on to his West Texas seat. Kasich, the Ohio Governor, will campaign for Hurd on Saturday in San Antonio, according to Hurd's campaign.
Los Angeles (AP) Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is better on the dance floor than he is running for president. (CNN VAN photo).
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has threatened to withdraw his state from the federal refugee-resettlement program, escalating the clash between Republican-led states and the Obama administration over the relocation of refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war.
Rove has campaigned in support of other Republicans, including George W. Bush, former Texas Governor Bill Clements, Texas U.S. Senator John Cornyn and former Texas U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator Phil Gramm. In his 2004 victory speech, Bush ...
Former Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, will campaign for Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton in Raleigh, Carrboro and Chapel Hill this Friday.
While nothing concrete has come out in a while there has been plenty of speculation in recent days about Big 12 expansion. Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman had thoughts on if BYU and Houston could both be left out.
Despite finishing in last place in the first two weeks of the ABC reality TV show, the former Texas governor and two-time GOP presidential candidate was spared a Texas-sized boot Tuesday night thanks to support from viewers. The combined scored for ...
Texas Insider Report: Austin, Texas - (LAKEWAY) - Today the Dawn Buckingham campaign for Texas State Senate announced the endorsement of Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. Dr. Dawn Buckingham is a pro-life, pro-family, fiscal conservative, ...
Godbey finally dismissed the Texas suit entirely in June. In an apparent effort to save face, Abbott said he would work with U.S.
Sid Miller agriculture commissioner at Texas Governor elect Greg Abbott election celebration at Moody Theatre in Austin on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
The Lieutenant Governor of Texas is back and he's got more takes about what the conference should do in this super fun cycle of possible expansion.
Texas has told federal officials the state will no longer provide aid to refugees over what Republican leaders say are security concerns.
On Monday, one of the most prominent Republicans in Texas has a warning for supporters that Texas could go blue this election.
Georgia has been hardest hit by the leak of almost 6,000 barrels of gasoline from Colonial Pipeline's major artery that runs from Texas to New England. The leak, which occurred outside of Helena in central Alabama and was discovered on Sept. 9 ...
Listen to the entire interview with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick in the video above. The Chad Hasty Show airs weekday mornings live, from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM and Saturdays 2 PM to 4 PM on News/Talk 790 KFYO, online at KFYO.
DALLAS, TX - JULY 08: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at Dallas's City Hall near the area that is still an active crime scene in downtown Dallas following the deaths of five police officers last night on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police ...
Waco, Texas (KWTX) The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce hosted Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday at its annual State of the State luncheon at the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium.
Former presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry made his television debut on 12 September 2016, appearing as a contestant on the ABC dance-off series "Dancing with the Stars.
Austin - In a somber ceremony in the Texas Capitol, 57 first responders who were killed or injured in the line of duty in recent years were honored as heroes by Gov.
Greg Abbott on Monday presented the Star of Texas Awards to first responders, peace officers and firefighters "...who have demonstrated remarkable courage and heroism in serving and protecting their communities throughout the state," the governor's ...
"As [former Texas Governor] Ann Richards often said, people often prefer to discuss 'hair, hemlines and husbands' and I think when the conversation moves there, the opponent doesn't want the real conversation of the business of the American people to ...
Watkins entered office as the first black DA in Texas, and was soon a burgeoning national figure known for joining the fight for the exoneration of the wrongly imprisoned.
They point to a 2013 fundraising trip, when then-Texas Governor Rick Perry hosted a lunch in Houston for Branstad. "Oh come on," says Branstad.


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