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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 Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Oct. 4, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst leaving the House chamber following budget negotiations on May 19, 2011.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst leaving the House chamber following budget negotiations on May 19, 2011.

Your evening reading: Dewhurst shuffles Senate committee chairs; Zaffirini "not disheartened" at loss of higher education role; Medicaid fraud force nabs 38 in Texas

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. 3, 2012

Greg Abbott, then the state's attorney general, discusses Texas' lawsuit against federal health care reform on Jan. 31, 2011.
Greg Abbott, then the state's attorney general, discusses Texas' lawsuit against federal health care reform on Jan. 31, 2011.

Your evening reading: agreement reached over dead-voter purge; Shelton calls for criminal investigation of Davis; Hutchison stumps for U.S. Senate candidate in North Dakota

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.

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