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The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for May 7, 2012

State Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, speaking to the Senate after being appointed chairman of the conference committee on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association on June 27, 2011.
State Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, speaking to the Senate after being appointed chairman of the conference committee on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association on June 27, 2011.

Your evening reading: race for lieutenant governor spills into vicious email exchange; Cruz not endorsing Paul; Perry asks Obama to address concerns over illegal-immigrant minors

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.

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