Year in Review: The TribLive Interviews

As 2013 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the most important Texas stories of the year gone by.

Every year we're fortunate to grill, for 30 minutes at a time, the most powerful elected and appointed officials in Texas as part of our TribLive conversation series at The Austin Club. We had especially provocative guests in 2013 (and with David Dewhurst, Debra Medina and Leticia Van de Putte all confirmed for the coming weeks, 2014 is getting off to a great start). Here are 10 must-watch clips from the many interviews we conducted.

State Reps. Donna Howard, D-Austin, and Sarah Davis, R-West University Place: Jan. 22, 2013

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst: Jan. 24, 2013

House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio: Feb. 6, 2013

State Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen: March 7, 2013

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa: March 28, 2013

State Sens. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, and Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo: April 11, 2013

James Marston of the Environmental Defense Fund and Bryan Shaw of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: April 22, 2013

State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston: Sept. 19, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples: Oct. 31, 2013

Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson: Dec. 5, 2013

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