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The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Feb. 19, 2013

U.S. Sen Ted Cruz is welcomed at LaRue Tactical, a gun manufacturer in Leander, by founders Ellen LaRue, center, and Mark LaRue, right, on Feb. 19, 2013.
U.S. Sen Ted Cruz is welcomed at LaRue Tactical, a gun manufacturer in Leander, by founders Ellen LaRue, center, and Mark LaRue, right, on Feb. 19, 2013.

Your evening reading: Cruz on offense during tour of Texas gun manufacturer; senators condemn state's testing system; Legislature to investigate UT regents' treatment of Powers

The Brief: Top Texas News for Feb. 19, 2013

Bill Powers, president of the University of Texas at Austin, at a TribLive event on April 28, 2011.
Bill Powers, president of the University of Texas at Austin, at a TribLive event on April 28, 2011.

A dramatic show of support in the Legislature for the president of the University of Texas at Austin has cast the spotlight on discord unfolding within the state's largest university system.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Feb. 13, 2013

State Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, speaks with fellow Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, after 2013 committee assignments are announced.
State Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, speaks with fellow Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, after 2013 committee assignments are announced.

Your evening reading: House Democrats file measure to test GOP support for immigration reform; Paul to make talk radio debut; Norquist says Texas could change national immigration debate