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The Brief: Top Texas News for May 30, 2011

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, reads letters from her constituents on the Senate floor as she filibusters SB1811 on Sunday night May 29, 2011
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, reads letters from her constituents on the Senate floor as she filibusters SB1811 on Sunday night May 29, 2011

A Democrat's last stand may have just pushed the legislative session, set to end today, into overtime — which could start as soon as tomorrow.

The Brief: Top Texas News for May 26, 2011

Department of Public Safety troopers block the door to the Senate gallery as activist Alex Jones incites a crowd protesting HB1937 the TSA anti-groping bill on May 25, 2011.
Department of Public Safety troopers block the door to the Senate gallery as activist Alex Jones incites a crowd protesting HB1937 the TSA anti-groping bill on May 25, 2011.

Tense budget negotiations continued Wednesday, but it didn't take long for an airport "groping" ban, an ensuing rowdy protest and vicious political sniping to steal some of the spotlight.

The Brief: Top Texas News for May 24, 2011

Sen. Florence Shapiro (l), R-Plano, visits with Health & Human Services Committee chairman Sen. Jane Nelson on May 3, 2011.
Sen. Florence Shapiro (l), R-Plano, visits with Health & Human Services Committee chairman Sen. Jane Nelson on May 3, 2011.

After days of stop-and-go budget negotiations, lawmakers may have just inched closer to a special session.