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The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for May 3, 2012

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.

Your evening reading: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to speak at Texas GOP convention; UT regents back tuition hikes, medical school development; Medina calls for end to property tax

The Brief: Top Texas News for May 2, 2012

Robert Scott, the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency, at a State Board of Education meeting on Sept. 24, 2010.
Robert Scott, the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency, at a State Board of Education meeting on Sept. 24, 2010.

A major resignation has become the latest chapter in the state's high-profile debates over public education.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for May 1, 2012

Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott answers questions at TASA midwinter conference in Austin, Texas February 1st, 2011
Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott answers questions at TASA midwinter conference in Austin, Texas February 1st, 2011

Your evening reading: state's education commissioner to resign in July; federal court stays Planned Parenthood ruling; Texas wind farm study stirs controversy

On the Records: $61 Million Awarded for Health Centers

Texas resident Shantell Keller cannot afford insurance and does not qualify for Medicaid. For years, she has avoided seeking treatment for a variety of mounting health problems. Thanks to reduced rates at the federally qualified health service provider Lone Star Circle of Health in Georgetown, she is now able to afford co-payments for occasional visits to a family practice clinic.
Texas resident Shantell Keller cannot afford insurance and does not qualify for Medicaid. For years, she has avoided seeking treatment for a variety of mounting health problems. Thanks to reduced rates at the federally qualified health service provider Lone Star Circle of Health in Georgetown, she is now able to afford co-payments for occasional visits to a family practice clinic.

The federal government awarded Texas $61 million today for new and improved community health centers across the state.

The Brief: Top Texas News for April 30, 2012

Former Dallas mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Leppert gestures during a question at a debate in Austin on January 12, 2012.
Former Dallas mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Leppert gestures during a question at a debate in Austin on January 12, 2012.

The intensifying ad war in the U.S. Senate race sparked another war within the race on Friday.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for April 27, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012, in Austin.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012, in Austin.

Your evening reading: pro-Dewhurst Super PAC ad calls Cruz, Leppert "too liberal"; Amazon, state settle sales tax fight; UT-El Paso gets tentative approval to host boxing match

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