The Daily Update: Tuesday, April 19

April 19, 2011 by · Comments Off 

A 23-year-old exchange student is dead after being attacked in her dorm room. Her boyfriend witnessed it all via webcam. Wildfires continue to spread across Texas, and religious leaders are furious over Lady Gaga’s new single. All this and more on your Daily Update.

Daily Update: Tuesday, Feb. 8

February 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Freezing rain, sleet and snow expected again tonight, two American, teenage boys killed in Juarez, Mexico, and “sexting” could become a class C misdemeanor. All this and more on your Daily Update.

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Note: Daily Update has been cancelled for tomorrow due to weather.

Gov. Perry Snags the Republican Primary

March 3, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Allison Donnelly
adonnell@smu.edu

Gov. Rick Perry held onto his seat by defeating his rival, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for the Republican nomination in Tuesday’s primary elections.

Perry, known for his anti-Washington views and thoughts of Texas secession, received 51.1 percent of the votes while Sen. Hutchison received only 30.3 percent. Debra Medina, the Tea Party candidate, received 18.6 percent.

Former Houston Mayor Bill White will represent the Democratic Party. He overwhelmingly won the nomination with 76 percent of the total votes.

Gov. Perry and White will challenge each other in November for the gubernatorial seat. If Gov. Perry wins, this will be his third consecutive term as governor.