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Former Gov. Rick Perry during Texas Legislative Medal of Honor award ceremony on Aug. 26th, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday suspended his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, facing dwindling resources, bare bones staff and a staggeringly low position in the polls. Read more»

Japan Central's N700 high speed train, the same train that a private firm wants to bring to Texas.

The private firm hoping to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston has been celebrating a summer of successes. But three years after Texas Central Partners first revealed its ambitious venture, challenges remain. Read more»

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The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion Saturday morning removing the last traces of uncertainty over whether voter ID can be enforced in the upcoming elections. Read more»

The Japanese Shinkansen is a high-speed trail used by JR Central in Japan. A private company is planning to build a rail line between Dallas and Houston using the same trains.

For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter the U.S. high-speed rail market, hoping to sell one of the world’s ripest passenger rail markets on its breathtakingly fast Shinkansen bullet trains. Read more»

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the 2014 RedState Gathering at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas on August 8, 2014.

Promising to secure the border and take the Texas approach to government national, Gov. Rick Perry delivered an impassioned speech Friday morning in which he called for conservatives to wage a “war” on “the battlefield of ideas.” Read more» 1

Men work on the railroad tracks at the Union Pacific railyard in El Paso on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Union Pacific, one of the country’s largest freight railroads, is requesting permission from the federal government to adjust its operations in Texas because of violence on the Mexican side of the border, including the fatal shooting in May of a train yard worker in Ciudad Juárez. Read more»

A 100 series bullet train in Japan.

The mayors of Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth on Thursday announced their unified support for the construction of a privately funded bullet train between the two metropolitan regions. Read more»

For the past year and a half, stealing a penny in Texas has been a felony under state law. Lawmakers didn’t set out to target the smallest of small-time thieves, though. It happened inadvertently in 2011 when they passed a bill aimed at curbing the growing problem of metal theft. Read more»

Boca, Panama

A $5.5 billion infrastructure project under way in Central America will have far-reaching effects on Texas, but not in the way many had originally guessed. A report predicts that the project will do more for selling Texas goods to the rest of the world than the other way around, because of the long trip from Asia. Read more»

About an hour after road workers removed the hundreds of bright orange cones blocking the entrances and exits to the new State Highway 130 toll road, I gave the fastest highway in the country a test drive. (with video) Read more»

A vehicle with Chihuahua State, Mexico, license plates turning onto Cesar Chavez Border Highway/Loop 375 in El Paso, Texas on Aug. 20.

El Paso is facing an unusual problem as it prepares for its first toll road. Drivers without electronic toll tags will be sent a bill in the mail for using the road, and some are wondering if Mexican drivers will get a free ride. Read more»

U.S. Senate candidates Ted Cruz (left) and David Dewhurst.

A suggestion by a Univision reporter that U.S. Senate candidates Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz debate in Spanish has taken on a life of its own. Read more»

U.S. Senate candidates Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst

A new radio ad from Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst brought race and illegal immigration to the forefront of the U.S. Senate race in that state Friday, the last day of early voting before Tuesday's primary. Read more»