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Ag Candidates Weigh In on School Lunch Program

School children at Cantu Elementary in San Juan, Texas, eat their free breakfast, Wednesday April 24, 2013.
School children at Cantu Elementary in San Juan, Texas, eat their free breakfast, Wednesday April 24, 2013.

One of the Texas agriculture commissioner's biggest jobs is running the federally funded school breakfast and lunch program. Read what the Republican and Democratic candidates for agriculture commissioner have to say about the program. 

House Appropriations Committee chair Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, listens to committee counsel Rusty Hardin during a morning hearing on October 22, 2013.
House Appropriations Committee chair Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, listens to committee counsel Rusty Hardin during a morning hearing on October 22, 2013.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Oct. 22, 2013

Your evening reading: Pitts testifies in Regent Hall investigation; Stefani Carter drops Railroad Commission bid for run at re-election; blowback over Combs' endorsement of Hegar for comptroller

GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.
GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.

Combs' Legacy Not a Presence in Comptroller's Race

Texas Weekly

The Republicans running for comptroller aren't talking about the current officeholder at all: Susan Combs is off the ballot and out of the field of play, for now.

State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, pauses while leaving the floor after the Senate went into caucus to discuss redistricting on May 17, 2011.
State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, pauses while leaving the floor after the Senate went into caucus to discuss redistricting on May 17, 2011.

Watson Criticizes Combs, Tax Subsidy Programs

Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, criticized Republican Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday, saying she had a “cavalier” approach to doling out millions of dollars in tax incentives, including the award eventually granted to the promoters of F1 auto racing.