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The Brief: Top Texas News for March 3, 2011

State Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, during the abortion sonogram bill debate on March 2, 2011.
State Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, during the abortion sonogram bill debate on March 2, 2011.

During abortion-sonogram debate Wednesday, House Democrats brandished one of the few remaining weapons in their arsenal: the technicality.

The Midday Brief: Top Texas Headlines for March 2, 2011

Rep. Wayne Christian (c) (R-Nacodoches) confers with Rep. Diane Patrick (r) during sonogram debate from the back mike on March 2, 2011.
Rep. Wayne Christian (c) (R-Nacodoches) confers with Rep. Diane Patrick (r) during sonogram debate from the back mike on March 2, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: abortion sonogram testimony gets graphic; conservatives suspicious of anti-bullying bills; no traction for solar panel legislation