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The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for April 23, 2012

A driver from Chihuahua, Mexico, waits to cross the border into Fort Hancock in rural Hudspeth County.
A driver from Chihuahua, Mexico, waits to cross the border into Fort Hancock in rural Hudspeth County.

Your evening reading: report shows Mexican immigration to U.S. at net zero; former State Board of Education member compares criticism to "pre-Holocaust Germany"; Leppert calls opponents "empty suits" in new ad

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for April 20, 2012

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination, speaks at a town hall event at Texas A&M University on April 10, 2012.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination, speaks at a town hall event at Texas A&M University on April 10, 2012.

Your evening reading: despite long odds, Paul posts hefty first-quarter fundraising haul; State Board of Education approves new math standards; SOPA outcry hasn't dampened Lamar Smith's fundraising

The Brief: Top Texas News for April 20, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.

With primary season in full swing, the big-name endorsements have started to roll in.

The Brief: Top Texas News for April 18, 2012

Texas' three leaders (l to r), House Speaker Joe Straus, Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst appear at the Texas Capitol for their traditional post-session press conference on May 31, 2011.
Texas' three leaders (l to r), House Speaker Joe Straus, Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst appear at the Texas Capitol for their traditional post-session press conference on May 31, 2011.

Gov. Rick Perry reasserted himself in Texas politics this week, but one of the state's leading Republicans isn't jumping squarely in line.