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The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Oct. 31, 2012

Rebecca Rankin, a family nurse practitioner, is the lead clinician at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Edinburg.  Rankin has worked with Planned Parenthood for 15 years.
Rebecca Rankin, a family nurse practitioner, is the lead clinician at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Edinburg. Rankin has worked with Planned Parenthood for 15 years.

Your evening reading: launch of state-run Women's Health Program delayed; Cruz features father in new TV ad; economy and immigration top list of Texans' concerns in new UT/TT Poll

The Brief: Top Texas News for Oct. 31, 2012

State Rep. John Kuempel, R-Seguin, looks through redistricting maps on display during debate on the House floor on June 14, 2011.
State Rep. John Kuempel, R-Seguin, looks through redistricting maps on display during debate on the House floor on June 14, 2011.

Less than a week before Election Day, the politics of redistricting continue to reverberate in Texas.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Oct. 30, 2012

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, ponders a reporter's question at a press briefing May 30, 2012 at the Texas Capitol.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, ponders a reporter's question at a press briefing May 30, 2012 at the Texas Capitol.

Your evening reading: Republican calls on Straus to explain redistricting process; Perry to campaign with Pennsylvania Senate candidate; outside group hits Gallego over support from environmentalists

The Brief: Top Texas News for Oct. 24, 2012

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott discusses the Affordable Care Act at The Texas Tribune Festival on September 22, 2012.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott discusses the Affordable Care Act at The Texas Tribune Festival on September 22, 2012.

The battle over voting rights in Texas appears to have gone international, and some state officials aren't happy about it.

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