TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 12/9/13

The candidates have filed for the 2014 elections, and our election brackets — an idea lifted from the NCAA's March Madness basketball brackets — are back. We'll update these as officials from the state and large-county parties update their own lists.

U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Friendswood, has filed to run against U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in the March GOP primary, joining at least eight other hopefuls vying for the senior senator's seat.

Some counties are happier than others after the Texas Department of Transportation released estimates of state aid to help fix roads damaged amid the state ...

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