The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Dec. 23, 2013

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•    Oil Boom's Unexpected Byproduct: Broken Windshields: "Bringing a new gas or oil well into production typically requires more than 1,000 loaded trucks traveling to and from a well site. Across portions of South and West Texas, where hundreds of new wells have been drilled, the surge in truck traffic has torn up rural roads and created safety challenges, including the increasingly common occurrence of large trucks sending rocks or debris flying at the vehicles behind them."

•    For Candidates, the End of the Year is a Deadline: "On its face, the deadline is not ...

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