The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Oct. 18, 2013

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•    Combs Endorses Hegar for Comptroller: "Comptroller Susan Combs endorsed state Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, to be her successor Friday morning while at a meeting of Republicans in San Antonio. 'I've known Glenn Hegar for many years,' Combs said in a statement released by Hegar’s campaign. 'He is a man of conservative principles, strong values and great integrity. He loves his state and nation and I trust him to help lead Texas as our next Comptroller.'"

•    Patrick Gets Nod From Key Conservative Group in Lt. Gov. Bid: "Texans for Fiscal Responsibility announced it would ...

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