Dallas, TX – Democrat Barack Obama met Sunday with Boone Pickens to discuss strategies for developing alternative energy.
The presidential hopeful praised Pickens as a ``legendary entrepreneur'' and deflected a question about the billionaire's role in helping to fund a television ad campaign that undermined John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee.
San Angelo, Texas – Hearings are taking place in San Angelo today, where state child welfare authorities want to put eight children from a polygamist sect back in state custody.
Authorities say their mothers haven't limited their contact with men accused of being involved in underage marriages. None of the children live at the Yearning For Zion Ranch near the West Texas town of Eldorado.
The latest allegations center on underage marriages involving the children's fathers or stepfathers. Only one of the men faces any criminal charges.
Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Drew Edmondson says he's leaning toward running for governor in 2010, but he's not the only prominent Democrat pondering a race to succeed two-term Gov. Brad Henry.
Other Democrats looking at the race are State Treasurer Scott Meacham and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins.
Republicans too are excited about the prospects of fielding a winning gubernatorial candidate, with visions of controlling both the legislative and executive branches for the first time in state history.