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Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

A measure that would take the state's public corruption-fighting unit out of the hands of the Travis County district attorney's office and place it in the Texas attorney general's office was approved Monday by the Senate State Affairs Committee.

LM Otero / Associated Press

Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick vowed Thursday to keep even his most fiercely conservative promises, saying Texans are counting "on Republicans to lead."


A tweet from Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.