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The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 17, 2013

Former State Board of Education members Don McLeroy and Cynthia Dunbar at a meeting in March 2010.
Former State Board of Education members Don McLeroy and Cynthia Dunbar at a meeting in March 2010.

Your evening reading: former SBOE chairman urges "final blow to the teaching of evolution"; Van de Putte takes issue with Dewhurst remark at debate; Texas again has nation's highest uninsured rate

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 16, 2013

Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks at the National Right to Life convention on June 27, 2013.
Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks at the National Right to Life convention on June 27, 2013.

Your evening reading: Abbott distances himself from adviser's tweet about Davis; Navy Yard shooter identified as Texas man; civil rights groups want reimbursement for redistricting fight

The Brief: Texas Political Headlines for Sept. 16, 2013

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro after a debate on the future of Texas politics with Ted Cruz at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 22, 2012.
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro after a debate on the future of Texas politics with Ted Cruz at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 22, 2012.

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro introduced himself over the weekend to one of the most coveted voting blocs in American politics: Iowans.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 13, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples visits the Senate on Jan. 8, 2013, the opening day of the 83rd legislative session.
Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples visits the Senate on Jan. 8, 2013, the opening day of the 83rd legislative session.

Your evening reading: Staples hits Dewhurst over U.S. Senate race; Cruz advocating middle ground on immigration reform; legal group taking on Texas National Guard's same-sex benefits decision

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 12, 2013

Dave Carney, a former top political strategist for Gov. Rick Perry, speaking to a reporter after the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.
Dave Carney, a former top political strategist for Gov. Rick Perry, speaking to a reporter after the Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.

Your evening reading: Democrats slam tweet from Abbott adviser; FreedomWorks endorses Sessions' Tea Party opponent; Cornyn opposes Summers for Fed post

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 10, 2013

Texas Supreme Court justices listen to the State of the Judiciary speech on February 23, 2011.
Texas Supreme Court justices listen to the State of the Judiciary speech on February 23, 2011.

Your evening reading: Hecht to replace Jefferson as chief justice of Texas Supreme Court; Cornyn faces pressure over Syria; Stockman says he'll vote for military action if Obama returns Nobel prize

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 6, 2013

Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks at the National Right to Life convention on June 27, 2013.
Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks at the National Right to Life convention on June 27, 2013.

Your evening reading: Abbott won't say whether state will sue over San Antonio ordinance; 2014 primaries to use maps approved this summer; Abbott asked for ruling on same-sex veteran benefits

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