The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Dec. 5, 2013

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•    Tom Pauken Withdraws From Governor's Race: "Tom Pauken said on Thursday that he wouldn't file for the GOP primary for governor, explaining that the difficulties of running against the best-funded statewide candidate in the state would be too great."

•    Loftin to Become Chancellor of University of Missouri: "In July, he announced his intention to step down in January 2014. At the time, he signaled an intention to remain in College Station serving as a tenured faculty member and launching a new institute within the engineering department at the university."

•    Most Statewide Candidates Won ...

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