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The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for March 30, 2012

The set at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. on Oct. 10, 2011, the night before Rick Perry's fourth Republican presidential debate.
The set at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. on Oct. 10, 2011, the night before Rick Perry's fourth Republican presidential debate.

Your evening reading: Texas Republican Party proposes presidential debate; Perry's campaign security costs still mounting; Justice Department targeting lawmakers' communications over voter ID

The Brief: Top Texas News for March 30, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry walking down Adams Street in Creston, Iowa, with Department of Public Safety trooper Chris Brannen after speaking at a presidential campaign event on Dec. 27, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry walking down Adams Street in Creston, Iowa, with Department of Public Safety trooper Chris Brannen after speaking at a presidential campaign event on Dec. 27, 2011.

Texas officials' focus on Washington and health care reform moved a thousand miles west on Thursday — to Nebraska and "pink slime."