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The Brief: Top Texas News for April 30, 2012

Former Dallas mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Leppert gestures during a question at a debate in Austin on January 12, 2012.
Former Dallas mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Leppert gestures during a question at a debate in Austin on January 12, 2012.

The intensifying ad war in the U.S. Senate race sparked another war within the race on Friday.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for April 27, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012, in Austin.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012, in Austin.

Your evening reading: pro-Dewhurst Super PAC ad calls Cruz, Leppert "too liberal"; Amazon, state settle sales tax fight; UT-El Paso gets tentative approval to host boxing match

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for April 25, 2012

Candidate Ted Cruz attacks Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in a U.S. Senate candidate debate at the Hilton in Austin on January 12, 2012.
Candidate Ted Cruz attacks Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in a U.S. Senate candidate debate at the Hilton in Austin on January 12, 2012.

Your evening reading: poll shows Cruz gaining on Dewhurst; Canseco claims TSA assault; Supreme Court appears likely to uphold key part of Arizona law

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for April 24, 2012

Mitt Romney speaking to a crowd of supporters in Des Moines on Jan. 2, 2012, the eve of the Iowa caucuses.
Mitt Romney speaking to a crowd of supporters in Des Moines on Jan. 2, 2012, the eve of the Iowa caucuses.

Your evening reading: Romney on top in Texas, but Perry would hurt ticket, poll says; Amazon in talks with Texas over sales tax deal; Condoleezza Rice, in Texas, says politics not in her future

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for April 23, 2012

A driver from Chihuahua, Mexico, waits to cross the border into Fort Hancock in rural Hudspeth County.
A driver from Chihuahua, Mexico, waits to cross the border into Fort Hancock in rural Hudspeth County.

Your evening reading: report shows Mexican immigration to U.S. at net zero; former State Board of Education member compares criticism to "pre-Holocaust Germany"; Leppert calls opponents "empty suits" in new ad

The Brief: Top Texas News for April 23, 2012

Ron Paul supporters gather outside a building in downtown Austin on Feb. 24, 2012, expecting to see GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, who was in town for a fundraiser.
Ron Paul supporters gather outside a building in downtown Austin on Feb. 24, 2012, expecting to see GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, who was in town for a fundraiser.

Refusing to back down, Ron Paul supporters asserted themselves at county conventions over the weekend.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for April 20, 2012

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination, speaks at a town hall event at Texas A&M University on April 10, 2012.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination, speaks at a town hall event at Texas A&M University on April 10, 2012.

Your evening reading: despite long odds, Paul posts hefty first-quarter fundraising haul; State Board of Education approves new math standards; SOPA outcry hasn't dampened Lamar Smith's fundraising

The Brief: Top Texas News for April 20, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.

With primary season in full swing, the big-name endorsements have started to roll in.

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