TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 8/11/14

A grand jury indicted Rick Perry on Friday, alleging he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for the state's anti-corruption unit unless Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg, who had pleaded guilty to drunken driving, stepped down.

Friday's indictment of Gov. Rick Perry could be to his possible presidential bid what a sewer leak is to the opening of a new restaurant: The food might not be the diners’ strongest memory of the meal.

Christi Craddick, the Railroad Commission's new chairman, talks about the agency's dual role as an industry watchdog and champion, the push to ban fracking in Denton, and the commission’s efforts on earthquakes and disposal wells.

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, in his final months on the job, is taking on critics, including the head of the Association of American Universities, in an effort, he said, to correct the record.

State Sens. Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte have taken to promoting their business credentials while campaigning to become the state's lieutenant governor in a race that influential groups say should be good for business.

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal is among the few public officials on the border welcoming the presence of National Guard troops to deal with the surge of illegal immigration.

As the trial over ambulatory surgical center requirements for abortion facilities wrapped up Wednesday, the presiding judge questioned a key standard being used in the case.

The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston is considering a reverse quarantine that would keep health staffers from patients for 21 days after they have traveled to countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.  

A few years ago, lawmakers passed a bill designed to shed light on expenditures for the governor's security. Under a new ruling from the office of Attorney General Greg Abbott, the itemized records won't be provided after all.

Texas is “ultimately responsible” for millions of misspent Medicaid dollars, according to a new federal audit, because a state agency failed to properly oversee the contractor.