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You think moving a piano is a pain now: Try doing it over rough terrain ... with no moving van. Some of the women who came with their families to Texas in the early days of the 1800's insisted on bringing their pianos with them. While many of these women came from more genteel Southern backgrounds, the rough and rugged environment in Texas did nothing to dampen their spirits or enthusiasm. So says former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison . She might be considered a trailblazing Texas women...

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Good morning. The National Weather Service says Austin will see sunny and mild weather today with a high approaching 70 degrees. A band of severe thunderstorms is expected to blow in Saturday night. Lead Story : In Georgetown, it’s day five of a court of inquiry seeking answers into the case of Michael Morton. Wrongly convicted for the murder of his wife, Morton spent 25 years behind bars before he was cleared by DNA evidence.

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U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison broke ranks from her party on Thursday to urge Gov. Rick Perry her opponent in the 2010 Texas governors race to re-negotiate with the Obama administration to keep federal funding for the Medicaid Womens Health Program. In an appearance on MSNBCs The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd, Hutchison said Texas cant keep turning back federal funds that every state gets and then try to find money in our budget which is already being cut in key areas like education. I do...

David Dewhurst really wants you to know that hes ready to cut government spending. The Texas Lieutenant Governor is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison . And his new TV ad mentions cutting spending three times in a mere 30 seconds. Weve got to cut spending. Weve got to prioritize. Weve got to choke down government, a buttoned-down Dewhurst says the spot on top of video of him walking through the Texas Capitol and talking to people. The final three seconds of the commercial show Dewhurst in his ranchers gear jeans, big belt buckle and blue collared shirt walking with his wife and daughter down a country road with a horse in tow.

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Texas may get its first openly gay U.S. attorney. The San Antonio Express-News reports President Obama is set to nominate U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Lee Pitman of Austin as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas , an area that stretches from El Paso to Austin. These nominees have proven to be tenacious and diligent in their pursuit of justice and I am honored to nominate them to serve their fellow Americans as U.S. attorneys, Obama said in a release sent to the Justice...