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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaking before a NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Bedford TX. Abbott is seeking to become the next governor of Texas.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaking before a NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Bedford TX. Abbott is seeking to become the next governor of Texas.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 26, 2013

Your evening reading: gun advocates find hope in Abbott's open-carry proposal; O'Rourke stock purchase might have broken new restrictions; IRS issues new guidelines to squeeze dark-money groups

State Rep. John Carona holds up his right hand during his first swearing-in ceremony for the 72nd Legislature on January 8, 1991.
State Rep. John Carona holds up his right hand during his first swearing-in ceremony for the 72nd Legislature on January 8, 1991.

Slideshow: John Carona Through the Years

Take a photographic trip through Sen. John Carona's career in the Texas Legislature, from his swearing in as a freshman House member in 1991 to his chairmanship of the powerful Senate Committee on Business & Commerce.  

Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, at a press conference April 8, 2013 calling for another push to legalize casino gambling in Texas.
Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, at a press conference April 8, 2013 calling for another push to legalize casino gambling in Texas.

Amended Payday Lending Bill Passes Senate

UPDATED: A heavily amended bill to regulate short-term lenders passed the Texas Senate on Monday night, but it faces an uphill battle in the House. 

Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, at a press conference April 8, 2013 calling for another push to legalize casino gambling in Texas.
Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, at a press conference April 8, 2013 calling for another push to legalize casino gambling in Texas.

Carona Sets the Stage for Hearing on Gambling Measure

"You never really know when a major issue like this will find a break or an opportunity to be passed," state Sen. John Carona said Monday of proposed legislation that could lead to the legalization of casino gambling in Texas.