The Brief

The Midday Brief: Top Texas Headlines for July 28, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry (r) looks at the crowd of reporters in the Governor's Reception Room as State Sen. Troy Fraser (l), R-Marble Falls, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst react at the Voter ID bill signing on May 27, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry (r) looks at the crowd of reporters in the Governor's Reception Room as State Sen. Troy Fraser (l), R-Marble Falls, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst react at the Voter ID bill signing on May 27, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Perry walks back gay marriage remark; Troy Fraser for governor?; Perry eying Fox News debate

The Brief: Top Texas News for July 22, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry departs a private plane at the San Antonio International Airport during a campaign stop on November 1, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry departs a private plane at the San Antonio International Airport during a campaign stop on November 1, 2010

Two new polls show Rick Perry — who's done little so far but send rumor mills churning — already within striking distance of Mitt Romney.