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The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 28, 2012

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn speaks to a TribLive audience on April 18, 2011
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn speaks to a TribLive audience on April 18, 2011

Your evening reading: Cornyn says GOP still has "no plans" to help Akin; Democratic state lawmakers' praise for Republican draws party scorn; Abbott offers help to school district caught in Bible verse controversy

The Brief: Top Texas News for Sept. 27, 2012

Comptroller Susan Combs explaining budget revenue numbers on Jan. 10, 2011.
Comptroller Susan Combs explaining budget revenue numbers on Jan. 10, 2011.

State budget concerns may have engulfed the last legislative session, but Texas officials are now sounding the alarm over another looming fiscal predicament: local debt.

The Brief: Top Texas News for Sept. 25, 2012

Perry for President signs sit in the conference room where the candidate ended his presidential hopes on Jan. 19, 2012 in Charleston, S.C.
Perry for President signs sit in the conference room where the candidate ended his presidential hopes on Jan. 19, 2012 in Charleston, S.C.

Amid a gaffe-laden month in national politics, the wreckage of Gov. Rick Perry's failed presidential campaign has re-entered the spotlight.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 24, 2012

State Rep. Bryan Hughes shakes hands with a delegate at the trade show of the Texas Republican Convention June 8, 2012.
State Rep. Bryan Hughes shakes hands with a delegate at the trade show of the Texas Republican Convention June 8, 2012.

Your evening reading: FreedomWorks endorses Hughes for House speaker; Cornyn says he's open to campaign finance reform; former state GOP chairman dies

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 19, 2012

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the University of Texas LBJ Presidential Library on Dec. 13, 2011.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the University of Texas LBJ Presidential Library on Dec. 13, 2011.

Your evening reading: state officials blast Obama administration over Fast and Furious report; U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block Texas' temporary redistricting map; Cruz declines third debate with Sadler

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