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The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for July 6, 2012

Ted Cruz at the JW Marriott hotel in Houston on May 29, 2012.
Ted Cruz at the JW Marriott hotel in Houston on May 29, 2012.

Your evening reading: internal Cruz poll draws skepticism; Dewhurst surrogate clashes with Cruz after forum; soot a growing threat for Texas, scientists say

The Brief: Top Texas News for July 3, 2012

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz with his daughter at the JW Marriott hotel in Houston on May 29, 2012.
U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz with his daughter at the JW Marriott hotel in Houston on May 29, 2012.

As the fight for Texas’ open seat — the most expensive U.S. Senate race in the nation — trudges forward, one candidate is drawing heat because of his largest single donor.

The Brief: Top Texas News for July 2, 2012

Voters line up to cast ballots in Mexico's presidential election Sunday at a voting sight on Popocatepetl street in Mexico City's Colonia Condesa.
Voters line up to cast ballots in Mexico's presidential election Sunday at a voting sight on Popocatepetl street in Mexico City's Colonia Condesa.

Repercussions from Mexico's presidential election Sunday may soon begin to ripple north.

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