Posted: Sep 28, 2013 5:30 AM
Updated: Sep 28, 2013 5:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) Tea party senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are trying to influence the House debate over passing the federal budget before the government shuts down. Cruz told reporters yesterday that the pair has had "numerous conversations with numerous members of the House." That raises the prospects that they're rallying tea partyers in the House to rebel unless Republicans include a repeal or delay of President Barack Obama's health care law in any budget proposal.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Standing with Wendy is no problem for Democrats. But running with Wendy Davis in 2014 is less enticing for many of the party's rising stars in Texas. Davis is expected to launch her campaign for governor next week riding a wave of celebrity and fundraising power that hapless Democrats in Texas have craved. But Davis won't have headliner running mates to boost to her underdog bid.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst have appointed six members of the new board set to oversee Texas' embattled cancer research agency. Perry, Dewhurst and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus each get three picks for the governing board of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
GILMER, Texas (AP) An East Texas man is accused of killing a woman outside an 8th grade football game at Gilmer High School. KLTV-TV reports that police in Gilmer arrested 32-year-old Jonathan Ray Shepherd in the death of 29-year-old Cheyenne Green.