TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/5/14

Texas regulators will take a fresh look at an eight-year-old rule that allows smaller electricity generators to “swim free” of rules designed to root out manipulation of the wholesale energy market.

In the most contentious matchup yet in what has become an increasingly vicious Republican runoff for lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick and incumbent David Dewhurst hurled personal attacks at each other in Dallas on Wednesday.

If a Libertarian or a Green Party candidate won a race for the Texas Legislature or statewide office, it would be a first. But those candidates can determine who does get into office.

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