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The Brief: Top Texas News for Jan. 15, 2013

George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.
George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.

If money's a show of strength, George P. Bush — who's angling for statewide office — just came out swinging.

T-Squared: It's Only Bidness

Twenty journalists have spent nine months researching the personal financial interests of members of the 83rd Legislature. Eyebrows — and hackles — may be raised, but this kind of transparency is good for Texas.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Jan. 11, 2013

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on opening day of 83rd Legislative Session, Jan. 8, 2013
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on opening day of 83rd Legislative Session, Jan. 8, 2013

Your evening reading: Dewhurst wants state to fund firearms training for teachers; judge denies Planned Parenthood's appeal to rejoin health program; Patterson says he could beat Dewhurst in 2014 

The Brief: Top Texas News for Jan. 11, 2013

Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.

The latest churn of the rumor mill has stoked speculation about the political futures of two prominent Texans.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Jan. 10, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry presenting the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildland Firefighting Teams.
Gov. Rick Perry presenting the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildland Firefighting Teams.

Your evening reading: Perry bashes federal government in speech touting tax relief; bills would put $2 billion toward water projects; report questions history course offerings at UT and A&M

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