Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

AUSTIN, Texas, March 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Pete Sessions handily beat back challenges from Tea Party competitors in their Republican primary races in Texas.

Texas lieutenant governor calls police after relative's arrest

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's call to police concerning a relative's release from jail prompted outrage from his rival, who accused him of abusing his power.

Texas state senator alleges discrepancy in abortion bill vote

AUSTIN, Texas, June 27 (UPI) -- Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis said a vote on an abortion bill was backdated intentionally and she thinks there will be "further investigation" into the matter.
Perry calls another special legislative session to take up abortion

Perry calls another special legislative session to take up abortion

AUSTIN, Texas, June 26 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature after a special session ended without passage of a bill restricting abortion in Texas.

Texas House gives final OK to restrictive abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas, June 24 (UPI) -- The Texas House of Representatives Monday passed by a wide margin a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.
Death toll reaches 14 in West, Texas, fertilizer plant blast

Death toll reaches 14 in West, Texas, fertilizer plant blast

WEST, Texas, April 19 (UPI) -- The death toll from the massive West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion that demolished surrounding neighborhoods reached 14 Friday, authorities said.
Karl Rove's efforts go down in flames

Karl Rove's efforts go down in flames

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The real loser last week on Election Day appears to be Karl Rove, who now has to explain to his shadowy billionaire donors how he spent hundreds of millions of dollars in "independent" expenditures on Mitt Romney's behalf and came up a cropper.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Cruz: Victory part of 'great awakening'

HOUSTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Tea Party insurgent Ted Cruz's easy win over a well-known Texas politician for the GOP's U.S. Senate nomination is part of "a great awakening," Cruz said.

Tea Party pick takes Texas Senate primary

Ted Cruz, who is backed by the Tea Party movement, defeated establishment choice David Dewhurst in the Texas Republican Senate runoff Tuesday, returns showed.
By United Press International

Runoffs to decide Texas Senate candidates

AUSTIN, Texas, May 29 (UPI) -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Houston lawyer Ted Cruz Tuesday were headed for a runoff to choose the GOP nominee to succeed U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Texas could put Romney near or over 1,144-delegate threshold

Texas could put Romney near or over 1,144-delegate threshold

Mitt Romney could cross -- or be close to crossing -- the 1,144-delegate threshold to become the Republican presidential nominee Tuesday when Texans vote in their party primaries.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst to run for Senate

AUSTIN, Texas, July 19 (UPI) -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst plans to make a video announcement this week he is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Kay Bailey Hutchison, an aide says.
Dewhurst likely Senate candidate

Dewhurst likely Senate candidate

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he might seek the U.S. Senate seat of Kay Bailey Hutchinson, who is not seeking re-election.

Steroid tests show Texas preps are clean

AUSTIN, Texas, July 1 (UPI) -- A statewide test of high school athletes in Texas turned up only two positive results for steroids, the company announced this week.

Texas gets 19.5 inches of rain in 3 hours

MARBLE FALLS, Texas, June 29 (UPI) -- Residents of Marble Falls, Texas, prepared for more rain Friday while trying to recover from a deluge of 19 1/2 inches of rain in just three hours. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst toured Marble Falls Thursday to view the damage.
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David Dewhurst (born August 18, 1945) is the 41st and current Lieutenant Governor of Texas, serving under Governor Rick Perry since January 21, 2003. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Texas Land Commissioner from 1999 to 2003. Dewhurst announced on July 18, 2011, that he was running for the vacant U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Republican U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in the upcoming 2012 election.

Dewhurst is a businessman, a rancher, and a community leader in Houston, where he has served on civic and charitable boards. He graduated from Lamar High School in Houston and earned his bachelor's degree and played basketball at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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