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AUSTIN

Gov. Perry in New Hampshire During Pre-Trial Hearing

Texas governor Rick Perry has an arraignment hearing today for his two felony indictments handed down by a grand jury one week ago, but will not be in court. Instead the governor is scheduled to be in New Hampshire today, which is the site of the first presidential primary in 2016. His legal team is expected to appear in court on his behalf. 7:28 AM

After Gov. Rick Perry cut funding from the Public Integrity Unit, hundreds of cases have been put on hold. Investigators with the agency says 400 felony level tax and insurance fraud investigations allegedly committed against the State of Texas are not being investigated because the unit doesn't have enough staff or resources. Our Jeff Stensland has more.

8:19 AM

Crowdfunding in the Classroom

The school year is just a few days away and teachers are rushing to get ready. For most teachers, that means spending their own money for classroom supplies. Our Chris Cybulski shows us how some clever teachers are finding a better solution.

08/21/2014 06:18 PM

Officials Warn of Hepatitis A Exposure at Local Whataburger

The health department says an employee of the Whataburger restaurant on the Drag has been diagnosed with the highly contagious disease. Certain customers between Aug. 7 and Aug. 19 should be extra aware of any possible symptoms.

08/21/2014 02:36 PM

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AUSTIN

Opponents Demand Perry Pay Back Legal Fees

Governor Perry now says he plans to use campaign funds to cover legal fees related to his indictment, but opponents want him to go a step further and cover the nearly $80,000 in taxpayer dollars already spent on his defense. They tell our Mitch Goulding they want the attorney general to step in and force Perry to pay up. 08/21/2014 03:59 PM

AUSTIN

Days After Booking, Perry Talks ISIS in Washington

Gov. Rick Perry made his first public appearance outside Texas since being indicted by a grand jury last week. On Thursday, he delivered a speech before an influential conservative group in the nation's capital. Our Washington Bureau Reporter Geoff Bennett was there and has details. 08/21/2014 01:08 PM

AUSTIN

Ballot Set For 73 Candidates Running for Council

Austin voters, get ready for a long ballot in November. A total of 73 candidates are running for city council. As our Jeff Stensland explains, some ballots will have 20 names to choose from. 08/21/2014 07:38 AM

AUSTIN

Perry to Use Campaign Funds to Pay Lawyer Fees

Gov. Rick Perry announced that his legal bills to fight his two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not tax payer dollars. A spokesperson for the governor said in a statement Thursday the charges were an "assault on the Constitution" and will not be an "assault on the tax payers as well." Updated 08/21/2014 10:34 AM

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