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The Brief: Top Texas News for Jun 3, 2010

BIll White, Rick Perry at their Primary 2010 reception speeches.
BIll White, Rick Perry at their Primary 2010 reception speeches.

For Gov. Rick Perry, the fight between the state of Texas and the Environmental Protection Agency — a textbook example of states' rights versus federal authority — may be heating up at just the right time.

Perry to Have Knee Surgery

Gov. Rick Perry's having knee surgery on Friday. In an e-mail sent out this afternoon, Dana Parish, deputy finance director for Texans for Rick Perry, notified supporters that a campaign event had been rescheduled because of the impending surgery.

Maps Will Show Where Texas Needs Broadband

Most Americans can access broadband internet services where they live, but in rural Texas, some still lack the kind of connectivity that allows them to get online without the hassles of dial-up. On June 14, the Texas Department of Agriculture will release information on the state of connectivity in Texas, including maps of where Texans have the best — and worst — internet access.