The Brief: Top Texas News for Feb. 14, 2013

The Big Conversation

The drawn-out sparring match between the governors of Texas and California has come to an end — for now.

Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday concluded his latest swing through California, a business tour that began days after the governor launched a radio ad campaign in California intended to lure businesses to Texas.

Perry had made such recruiting trips to the state before, but none had stirred as much political sniping between Perry and California Gov. Jerry Brown, whose characterization of Perry's ad buy as "barely a fart" — and the ensuing newspaper editorials and dueling ad campaign — pushed ...

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