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Your afternoon reading: the Republican Caucus; Arizona-style immigration policy in Texas looks unlikely, a study says; and a bid to rename the Railroad Commission
Thirty-six states' worth of nuclear waste has found a home — in Texas.
Your afternoon reading: more religious rhetoric in the speaker's race; Texas' clout in Congress; and DNA clears wrongly jailed man
As the speaker's race wraps up, the drama's still thick.
Alan Bersin, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol commissioner, will be headed to Big Bend National Park on Thursday for an announcement that might please residents of that remote area of the border. Bersin is set to meet with National Park Services staff to discuss the opening of a border crossing in Boquillas Canyon.
Your afternoon reading: (another) speaker's race video, nuke waste and a truce in the Mexican drug war
The big day's coming up fast, but first, let's take a moment.
Texas lawmakers shouldn't let the party caucuses choose the next speaker of the House, according to former Speaker Rayford Price.