The Midday Brief: Top Texas Headlines for Oct. 15, 2010

Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Bill White
Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Bill White

The Tribune's interview with Bill White starts at 1 p.m. Gov. Rick Perry's at 3 p.m. Look for a live stream on our home page.

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Rice University political scientist Mark Jones isn't ready to stick a fork into Democrat Bill White's campaign for governor, but he does suggest White start thinking about a run for U.S. Senate in 2012." — Rice prof: White should start looking to 2012, Texas Politics
  • "State Rep. Larry Taylor is right about the Texas Public Information Act. And he’s absolutely right that the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association cannot keep all the details of a $186 million settlement with a lot of policyholders secret. Those policyholders were angry about the handling of claims after Hurricane Ike." — Editorial: Public has right to know about TWIA settlements, The Galveston County Daily News

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "A surge in Republican enthusiasm nationwide has the GOP hopeful about taking back the U.S. House and, maybe, the U.S. Senate in November. In Texas, that high tide has turned a handful of what are usually considered safe Democratic House seats into live targets." — Democrats Face Challenges in Strong GOP Year

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