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The Brief: Top Texas News for Oct. 5, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst reaches to shake the hand of a member following his visit to the House chamber Thursday afternoon to discuss budget matters on May 19, 2011.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst reaches to shake the hand of a member following his visit to the House chamber Thursday afternoon to discuss budget matters on May 19, 2011.

Three months out from the 2013 session, a shuffling of committee chairmanships has jolted the Legislature's upper chamber.

The Brief: Top Texas News for Oct. 4, 2012

Mitt Romney at a presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.
Mitt Romney at a presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.

The drama paled in comparison to another political showdown in Texas this week, but Wednesday night's face-off between Mitt Romney and President Obama appears to have shaken up the presidential race.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Oct. 2, 2012

Mitt Romney surrounded by media as he makes a campaign stop at the Family Table Restaurant in Atlantic, Iowa, in January 2012.
Mitt Romney surrounded by media as he makes a campaign stop at the Family Table Restaurant in Atlantic, Iowa, in January 2012.

Your evening reading: Lyceum poll shows Romney, Cruz with comfortable leads in Texas; new Shelton ad accuses Davis of peddling influence; judge halts Pennsylvania voter ID law

The Brief: Top Texas News for Oct. 1, 2012

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro after a debate on the future of Texas politics with Ted Cruz at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 22, 2012.
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro after a debate on the future of Texas politics with Ted Cruz at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 22, 2012.

The post-convention spotlight may have receded, but Julián Castro isn't done with election-year politics.