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Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick Would Support So-Called 'Bathroom Bill'

nbcdfw.com — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he would support legislation for a so called "bathroom bill," like the one that recently passed in North Carolina. The bill requires a person to use the public restroom corresponding to their sex on their birth certificate. "This is not about equal rights.

Texas Water Board Making Long-Term Plans

nbcdfw.com — Experts on water supply are convening this week in Fort Worth for the state water conference. The conference comes one month before the Texas Water Development Board presents its final five-year state water plan. The plan is still in development, and it is in the public comment period.

Presidential Primary Hits New York

nbcdfw.com — I grew up in New York. In the SECOND biggest city in New York state -- Buffalo. Let's do a quick Q and A of questions I often get. Q- Did you go to New York City all of the time?A- No, it's 8 hours away Q- How did you deal with the snow?A- Like you deal with extreme heat.

Cruz Backers Can Now Get Trumpertantrum Baby Clothes

nbcdfw.com — Texas Senator and GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz coined the phrase "Trumpertantrum" and now he has baby clothes to back it up. Back in the beginning of February, Cruz said GOP rival Donald Trump was throwing a "Trumpertantrum" after his loss in New Hampshire. The phrase has turned out to be marketable for the Texas Senator.

Candidates Prepare for the NYC Primary

nbcdfw.com — For the second day in a row, Senator Ted Cruz focused his presidential campaign on upstate New York. His opponent, Donald Trump, leads by more than 30 points in the state. Cruz wants to make sure Trump does not get more than 50 percent of the vote.

Gov. Greg Abbott Continues Call for CPS Overhaul

nbcdfw.com — Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas Child Protective Services needs to be overhaul. He made the comments while discussing his new book. Abbott says the status quo at CPS, including a shortage of case workers and high turnover, is unacceptable and change needs to happen quickly.

Gov. Greg Abbott Discusses New Book

nbcdfw.com — Gov. Greg Abbott reflects on his life and his political future in his new book. 'Broken but Unbowed' comes out next month. He told NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine he hopes readers are inspired. "I want people to understand regardless of what challenges they have in their life.

4 Candidates Vie for District 2 Dallas ISD Board Seat

nbcdfw.com — Four candidates are hoping to represent District 2 on the Dallas Independent School District board. The district surrounds the Park Cities, from Preston Hollow to Lakewood. The candidates are running to replace Mike Morath, who is now the Education Commissioner for Texas. Mita Havlick has two children in the district.

New Leadership at Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

nbcdfw.com — After days of intense scrutiny, there are two new appointees at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Retired Texas Ranger Chief Henry "Hank" Wittman will lead the department. Kristene Blackstone, a former CPS caseworker, is the new assistant commissioner of Child Protective Services. Both will be on the job May 1.

Cruz Campaign Has Best Fundraising Month Yet

nbcdfw.com — On the heels of an overwhelming victory in the Wisconsin Republican primary, the presidential campaign for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, announced Friday it raised more than $12.5 million in the month of March. That is the most the campaign has raised during any one month so far.
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