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Gov. Perry Booked at Travis County Jail

Gov. Rick Perry arrived at the Travis County Jail just after 5 p.m. Monday to be booked on the two felony charges against him, misuse of power and coercion of a public servant. Updated 6:33 AM


Capital Tonight: Perry Mugs for Cameras at County Courthouse

Gov. Rick Perry makes the most of being booked and fingerprinted; political strategists Harold Cook and Brendan Steinhauser weigh in on whether the newly released mugshot will affect his 2016 campaign; Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson weighs in on the Perry indictment and more. 08/19/2014 07:59 PM


Legal Experts Warn Perry Case Could Be Hard to Prove

The two counts a Travis County grand jury charged Gov. Perry with on Friday are rarely-used corruption laws, and a number of legal experts say it's going to be a tough road to hoe for prosecutors. Our political reporter Karina Kling takes a look at the charges and what the prosecutors have to prove. Updated 08/19/2014 07:42 PM


Prosecutor McCrum Well Respected in Legal Circles

We're learning more about the special prosecutor assigned to the Gov. Perry probe. Mike McCrum spent a year looking into the allegations against the governor. Now our John Salazar has the latest on McCrum from a district judge who has seen him in action for years. 08/19/2014 06:12 PM


FCC to Require Ability to Text 9-1-1

Reporting a crime or an emergency will soon be as simple as sending a text message. The FCC is requiring cell phone companies to allow people to text 9-1-1, rather than making voice calls, but as our Geoff Bennett tells us, the technology has some challenges. 08/19/2014 03:43 PM

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