The Midday Brief: Top Texas Headlines for Jan. 7, 2011

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Wasn’t Texas supposed to be thriving even as the rest of America suffered? Didn’t its governor declare, during his re-election campaign, that 'we have billions in surplus'? Yes, it was, and yes, he did. But reality has now intruded, in the form of a deficit expected to run as high as $25 billion over the next two years." — The Texas Omen, The New York Times

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "Over the objections of state Attorney General Greg Abbott, an Austin appellate court has upheld the divorce of a lesbian couple married in Massachusetts." — Austin Appeals Court Upholds Gay Divorce

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