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Pass Voter ID

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Ben Sklar, Getty Images

The Texas Senate paved the way for a Voter ID bill to be brought up and hopefully passed in this legislative session. In the last session the issue died, but since the Republicans hold a huge advantage in numbers, it should pass easy. I've yet to hear a good argument why it shouldn't. (more after the jump)

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The Texas 25

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Texas State Preservation Board

Today, Texas Monthly, will have a story about the top 25 most influential people in Texas politics. Of course, Gov. Rick Perry made the list and while I did not make the list this year (probably fell in somewhere between 26-30) I forgive Texas Monthly. Who did make the list? And, what if Lubbock had a list? (more after the jump)

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Represenative Charles Perry On Lubbock’s First News (AUDIO)

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Texas Legislature

Representative Charles Perry joined host Chad Hasty on Wednesday's edition of Lubbock's First News. (Audio after jump)

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Tom DeLay Unfairly Targeted by Ideologue Prosecutor

Tom DeLay (Ben Sklar/Getty Images)
Tom DeLay (Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was sentenced to 3 years in prison after being found guilty on money laundering charges, in a case which had been dragged out since 2005.

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Rep. Perry: Concealed Carry on Campus Will Happen This Session

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Texas Legislature

This morning on Lubbock's First News we spoke with State Representative Charles Perry about a number of issues facing the Texas Legislature in this session. Besides the budget, Perry spoke about many bills that he felt confident would get passed this year.

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The Start of the 82nd Texas Legislature

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Ben Sklar, Getty Images

The 82nd Texas Legislature is underway in Austin.  Don't forget you find out the latest happening in Austin during KFYO News, Pratt on Texas and Lubbock's First News

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Gov. Perry Still Says No To Gambling

Texas State Preservation Board
Texas State Preservation Board

Governor Rick Perry still doesn't support expanding gambling in the State of Texas. This is one issue where I disagree with Gov. Perry and others who don't support casino's and slot machines at racetracks.

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Urban Tumbleweeds

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This week the City of Brownsville here in Texas outlawed plastic and paper bags from grocery stores. City officials are doing this because of litter and of course to take care of the environment. People can use re-usable plastic bags and the cloth bags we see here in Lubbock

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State Rep. Charles Perry to appear on LFN

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State Representative Charles Perry will appear on Lubbock's First News every Wednesday morning at 7am starting January 12th during the legislative session.

This will give you, the listeners, a chance every week to hear from one of our area's Representatives

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Filed Under: Category: Lubbock News, Texas Politics

Rick Perry Re-Election Campaign Photos

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Ben Sklar, Getty Images

Some of the best photos from Governor Rick Perry's re-election campaign as he wins another term in office!

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