The Brief

The Midday Brief: Top Texas Headlines for Oct. 20, 2011

Candidate Rick Perry, r, speaks to a woman one on one after his campaign stop in Orange City, Iowa on October 8, 2011.
Candidate Rick Perry, r, speaks to a woman one on one after his campaign stop in Orange City, Iowa on October 8, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Perry's polling lags in Iowa as he struggles with likability; a media war breaks out around Michael Morton: drought likely to worsen in winter.