TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 4/9/12

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State lawmakers expect to save more than $100 million by including pharmaceutical reimbursements in Medicaid managed care, but pharmacists are crying foul, saying the lowered rates could put them out of business. Use this interactive map to compare Medicaid patients’ access to pharmacies across the state.

Many Mexicans displaced by the violence in Chihuahua are seeking refuge in El Paso, where through their common tragedies they have come together to form a group to raise awareness about their plight.

Domingo Garcia's campaign for Congress may boost Hispanic turnout enough to unseat state Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, who is facing his first primary challenge in 16 years.

The historic Texas drought caused statewide worries over potential water shortages when reservoir levels fell dramatically. Our interactive data app allows you to check the current status of the state's reservoirs.

A report from the independent ombudsman's office raises concerns about a small group of youths who purchase control of weaker youths using drugs, cigarettes and money at the Giddings State School.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has compiled data on average salaries for professors on campuses across the country. How do Texas colleges and universities stack up?

The Texas Conservative Roundtable's first legislative rankings are out, and the group has a different view of who is conservative and who isn't than some others who rank lawmakers.

Planned Parenthood branches in Texas have filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to block their exclusion from the state's Women's Health Program.

Rick Santorum’s withdrawal from the 2012 presidential contest makes Texas Republicans, once again, all but irrelevant in their party’s nomination process.

Plagued by financial and academic troubles, Wilmer-Hutchins ISD was closed six years ago. Now, the area appears to be on the verge of academic transformation, with three new Dallas ISD campuses.

In conjunction with  Morgan Smith's "Death of a District" series, the Tribune presents a special video report on the role of accountability and whether the state's current standards are helping or hurting failing districts in Texas.


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