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Texas Ag Commissioner Stands By Refugees Comments — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is not backing down from his comments on social media this week comparing Syrian refugees to rattlesnakes. Miller, of Stephenville, posted a note Wednesday on his Facebook page that asked, "Can you tell me which of these rattlers won't bite you?
Nov 21, 2015

Our story with Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, on his controversial Facebook post…

Backlash Over Dallas Anti-Discrimination Ordinance — An anti-discrimination ordinance passed Wednesday by the Dallas City Council calls for gender identity to be separated from sexual orientation. Now, Republican State Sen. Don Huffines has started a petition to repeal the ordinance. "I think this ordinance needs a lot more discussion. It does allows men in womens bathrooms. It is not good," said Huffines.

Texas Voters to Consider Proposition 7 for Roads — Texas roads are jammed even when it's not raining, and now Texas voters are being asked to decide on whether to spend millions on fixing roads. If Proposition 7 passes, about $2.5 billion of sales tax revenue will go to the state highway fund.

Rep. Pete Sessions Plans to Run for Majority Whip — Rep. Pete Sessions has made it known, he plans to run for House Majority Whip, the third-most powerful position in House leadership. In an email to the GOP Conference titled "Working Together to Sell the Fight," Sessions (R-TX, 32nd District) said, "if given the opportunity, I plan to run for Majority Whip so we can work together and put our conference on the right path to fight for our conservative principles on behalf of the American people."

Texans in Conversation for New Congressional Leadership — After the shock wears off from the unexpected resignation of Speaker John Boehner,the conversation turns to who will replace him in the position that's second in line to the presidency. Representative Jeb Hensarling, R-Dallas, has been mentioned as a possibility. He has been in leadership before and now chairs the powerful House Committee on Financial Services.
Sep 26, 2015

Texans being mentioned for congressional leadership posts…

Pope Francis Historic Day Before Congress — Thursday was a historic day as Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress. "I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in 'the land of the free and the home of the brave,'" the Pope said in his opening remarks.

Hillary Clinton Visits Dallas for Fundraiser — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Dallas for a presidential campaign fundraising event Tuesday morning. Eric Johnson, who attended the fundraiser, tells NBC 5 that there were about 200 people present and she spoke for about 30 minutes.
Sep 22, 2015

RT @NBCDFW: Hillary Clinton visited Dallas for a presidential campaign fundraiser Tuesday:

Sep 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton Visits Dallas for Fundraiser | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth… via @nbcdfw

Gov. Abbott's One-on-One Interview About Mexico Trip — Governor Greg Abbott recently returned from an much anticipated trip to Mexico. When he returned, he spoke exclusively to NBC 5 Political Reporter Julie Fine about his three-day trip. "I was hopeful when I left for Mexico City that the trip would turn out well. It exceeded my expectations," said Gov.
Sep 09, 2015

Gov. Abbott's One-on-One Interview About Mexico Trip…

Attorney General Ken Paxton to Be Arraigned Thursday — Attorney General Ken Paxton will be arraigned in Fort Worth Thursday. Paxton is set to appear in front of Tarrant County Judge George Gallagher at 10 a.m. The judge denied Paxton's request to skip his arraignment. Paxton has been indicted on three charges.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @NBCDFW: Attorney General Ken Paxton will be arraigned in Fort Worth Thursday:

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Teen Killed, Another Saved from Burning SUV in Plano — A teen was killed and another saved from a burning vehicle that crashed in Plano early Sunday. The driver of a 2002 Chevy Tahoe was traveling northbound on Preston Road in the right lane when Plano police said he lost control and struck a traffic signal pole and caught fire at Tennyson Parkway.
Jul 27, 2015

Vigil planned tonight for Plano teen killed in crash. "He was just destined for great things," father says.…

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Nov 27, 2015

RT @NBCDFW: NBC News says 8 patients confirmed in the wake of the ongoing active shooter situation in Colorado #breaking

Nov 26, 2015

We turned off football during the meal itself. My 12 year old cousin petitioned to change that !

Nov 25, 2015

#WhyImThankful family first, always. Work family. Great friends. And an election year!!!!! @NBCDFW

Nov 25, 2015

#WhyImThankful Family first, always. Amazing friends. Best work family. And it's almost an election year @NBCDFW

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