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Senator Ken Paxton speaks to supporters in Plano on Thursday, August 1, 2013, to announcement his campaign for Attorney General.
Senator Ken Paxton speaks to supporters in Plano on Thursday, August 1, 2013, to announcement his campaign for Attorney General.

McKinney Police Association Retracts Paxton Endorsement

Following a similar retraction in Allen, the McKinney Police Association announced that it is withdrawing its endorsement of Republican attorney general candidate Ken Paxton.

TribLive: Keeping the Lights On in Texas

Full video of our panel discussion in San Antonio on the future of Texas' electric grid with Trip Doggett, president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas; Marita Mirzatuny, project manager for the Environmental Defense Fund’s U.S. Climate and Energy Program; John Fainter Jr., president and CEO of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas, Inc.; and Doyle Beneby, president and CEO of CPS Energy. 

TribuneFest: Education and the New Texas

At Thursday's daylong symposium on demographic change, held on the University of Texas at El Paso campus, I talked about the future of education in a rapidly-changing state with TEA Commissioner Michael Williams; UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa; Harold Hahn, chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and Sylvia Hopp, superintendent of the San Elizario ISD.

Disclosure: The University of Texas at El Paso is a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune. 

TribuneFest: Health Care and the New Texas

At Thursday's daylong symposium on demographic change, held on the University of Texas at El Paso campus, I talked about the health care challenges posed by Texas' shifting demographics with Kyle Janek, Texas' Health and Human Services commissioner; state Rep. Marisa Márquez, D-El Paso; Veronica Escobar, El Paso County judge; and Eric Evans, CEO of the Sierra Providence Health Network. 

Disclosure: At the time of publication, The University of Texas at El Paso was a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune. (See the full list of Tribune donors and sponsors below $1,000 here and here.)