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Every Saturday, the Tribune offers a selection of our stories from the previous week. Use this landing page to quickly find past stories you might’ve missed or wish you could re-read.

From major breaking news to deep reporting on issues important to all Texans, it’s the best of the best from The Texas Tribune.

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TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 9/15/14

Walters on law enforcement and same-sex marriage, Ura and Vanetta on uninsured Texans, Ayala and M. Smith on flawed social studies textbooks, Root on the first debate in the governor’s race, Rocha on a “Petroleum Academy” in Midland, Malewitz on oil and gas and tainted water, Langford on how grand juries are picked in Texas, Hamilton on college recommendation letters from lawmakers and others, Batheja on Texas officials’ love affair with toll roads, Aguilar on immigrants finding refuge in El Paso: The best of our best for the week of Sept. 15-19, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 9/8/14

Satija on growing interest in a Central Texas aquifer, Ramsey on a potential mandate for the next governor, Hamilton looks at a growing collaboration between the UT System and Mexican institutions, Ayala details Abbott's ethics complaint against Davis, Root has the latest worker fatality statistics, M. Smith on the state's school finance defense, Aguilar projects how an end to deferred action might impact Texas, Rocha and Dehn highlight a program helping veterans behind bars, and Blanchard and Reynolds cover a Senate special election: The best of our best content from Sept. 8-12, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 9/1/14

Root reports on the blurry line between Van de Putte's personal and public business, Satija interviews George P. Bush on environmental issues, E. Smith gets a sit-down with Wallace Hall, Ura tracks the legal battle over Texas’ new abortion law, Aguilar on a place where party ties trump scandal, Batheja on the hazards of economic forecasting, Hamilton on the odds for four-year degrees at community colleges, Langford on the challenge to the state’s voter ID law, Malewitz with a tale of burning water and free speech: The best of our best for the week of Sept. 1-5, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 8/25/14

M. Smith has the ruling on the state’s unconstitutional school finance system, Batheja, Aaronson, Murphy and Vanetta explore government debt in cities and schools and in bond elections, Duner, Ura and MacLaggan on Texans who missed out on the miracle, Malewitz on shocking energy bills in West Texas, Aguilar on the border reception for National Guard troops, Langford’s profile of the judge who could hear the case against the governor, Satija on the politics of recycling: The best of our best for the week of Aug. 25 to 29, 2014. 

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 8/18

Root and Langford et al. on Gov. Rick Perry’s new defense team’s arguments, how they are being paidhis response to the criminal charge, the contention that a cancer research investigation is unrelated to the charges, Ayala and Aaronson and Wiseman on the lawyers in the Perry case, Batheja on the liberal group that started it all, Rocha and Dehn catch the governor’s unusual booking rally, Aguilar on some friction over law enforcement on the border, Hamilton details the hiring of the new chancellor at the University of Texas, Malewitz on the expansion of the state’s only radioactive waste site, Satija on a land purchase financed with oil spill money, M. Smith reports on private training programs for teachers and Ura finds some glitches that threaten health care coverage for some immigrants: The best of our best for the week of Aug. 18 to 22, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 8/11/14

Okun and Edelman cover Perry's indictment, Ramsey takes a closer look at the case, Malewitz talks to the Railroad Commission's new chairman, Hamilton on the UT chancellor taking on his critics, Ura on the pro-business credentials of Patrick and Van de Putte, Aguilar on a Valley mayor welcoming Guard troops, Ura covers closing arguments in a trial over a new abortion regulation, Langford on local efforts to prevent Ebola and Root on a ruling keeping old security detail records private: The best of our best content from Aug. 11 to 15, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 8/4/14

M. Smith on school districts meeting state ratings, Root profiles Perry's campaign guru, Satija on the Panhandle returning to a near-empty water source, Ramsey analyzes recent political speculation on Van de Putte, Malewitz looks at the bureaucratic limbo involving an energy efficiency program, Okun and Langford on GOP lawmakers signing a brief in support of a gay marriage ban, Langford on a mental health screening push, and Vanetta, Aaronson and Murphy unveil our Hospitals Explorer. The best of our best content from Aug. 4 to 8, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 7/28/14

Aaronson and Root on the money in the governor’s race, Aguilar on the latest twists in the immigration debate, Batheja on transportation of the future, Hamilton traces the story of Charles Whitman’s littlest victim, Malewitz on pipelines and private property, yours truly on Scott Turner’s bid for speaker, Satija on a drought-inspired evaporation experiment, and Ura on potentially easier access to contraceptives for some Texas women: The best of our best for the week of July 28 to Aug. 1, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 7/21/14

Root on sending the National Guard to the border, Edelman and Langford on cities pushing back on the border surge, Aguilar on a warning about smugglers at the border, yours truly on the politics behind the governor’s border moves, Ura on health insurance subsidies, M. Smith on teacher evaluation plans, Satija on questions about drinking water quality, Rocha and Dehn on problems with veterans’ health care, Malewitz on a fracking clash in Denton, MacLaggan on housing and the oil boom, and Batheja on a dispute over who is and is not a lobbyist: The best of our best for the week of July 21 to July 25, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 7/14/14

Aguilar on persistent immigration issues, Ura on immigration and the elections, Batheja on a first in the Texas Senate, Hamilton on a record-setting college president, Langford on transparency and the attorney general, MacLaggan on a shrinking population in a fast-growing city, Malewitz on Denton’s NIMBY fracking issue, Rocha on the climate change debate and the Houston Ship Channel, Root accounts for the governor’s race, Satija on the state’s air and water, and M. Smith on the reasons behind a charter decision: The best of our best for the week of July 14 to July 18, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 7/7

M. Smith on Texas public schools and whether they are falling behind, MacLaggan on the state’s high teenage birth rate, Ura on the state’s problems with a foster care contractor, Satija on BP’s request for a refund of cleanup funds it gave the state, Aguilar on the border crisis and a meeting between the president and the governor, Root and Walters on the president and the Texas governor’s race, Malewitz on a solar farm that has gone organic, Langford on prosecutorial misconduct in a death penalty case, Hamilton on the resignation — in a year — of the president of the University of Texas at Austin, Batheja on the traffic nightmares of the future: The best of our best for the week of June 7 to July 11, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 6/30

Root and Co. reporting on the "Texas miracle" in our four-part “Hurting for Work” series, Dehn and Rocha on a widow and an injured worker fighting the system, Reynolds and Rocha on the proceedings at the Texas Democratic Party’s state convention, yours truly on the line from that gathering that left everybody talking, Aguilar on a court ruling that has Border Patrol agents worried, Reynolds on a gadfly stuck in regulatory fly paper, M. Smith on a reversal that will allow new charter schools to open in the Dallas area, MacLaggan on a lawmaker’s resistance to closing state-supported living centers, Hamilton’s interview with UTIMCO’s Bruce Zimmerman: The best of our best for the week of June 30 to July 4, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 6/23/14

Hamilton's three-part "Admitting Privileges" series on UT-Austin, Aguilar profiles a parish's effort to shelter detained migrants, Edelman on Abbott and Cruz criticizing Obama's handling of a "humanitarian crisis," M. Smith on a potentially delayed graduation for some high schoolers, Ura with the latest on the debate over shuttering state institutions for the disabled, Walters covers Davis' anniversary filibuster speech and MacLaggan on the Cornyn campaign's outreach efforts targeting diverse communities: The best of our best for the week of June 23-27, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 6/16/14

The University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll on immigrationequal pay and education, Aguilar on the state’s new border security spending, Batheja on a possible default on a Texas toll road, Hamilton on a university’s swat at a gadfly, Malewitz on a state agency’s self-imposed gag order, Satija and Malewitz on experts’ differences with an oil regulator’s conclusions, Murphy’s updated Texas water map, Reynolds on faltering challenges to gerrymandering in Texas, Ura on parents finding a back-door entry to health coverage: The best of our best for the week of June 16-20, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 6/9/14

Batheja on the road ahead for Lyft and Uber in Texas, M. Smith on a lawsuit over English instruction, Satija and Malewitz break down how Texas could meet proposed emissions rules, Walters on how the GOP's immigration platform could affect Abbott, Ura's dispatch from a hearing on VA wait times, Rocha looks at the GOP eyeing an embattled Democrat's seat, Ramsey on the highlights of the latest UT/TT Poll, and Hamilton on efforts to encourage more foster care alumni to use college tuition waivers: The best of our best for the week of June 9 to June 13, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 6/2

Ura on Rick Perry’s farewell address to the Texas GOP, KUT’s Philpott on guns and alcohol at the Republican convention, Batheja on the state’s decades-long shift from blue to red, M. Smith on judging the judge in the state’s school finance case, Satija and Malewitz on how new climate regulations would affect Texas, Ura and MacLaggan on a proposal to close six state-supported living centers for the disabled, Langford on a drop in tickets issue for student misbehavior, Malewitz on concerns over prepaid electricity plans, Hamilton on the governor’s call for accounting reviews at state universities, Aguilar on a rise in unaccompanied children crossing the border: The best of our best for the week of June 2 to June 6, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/26/14

Grissom compiles all the runoff results, Batheja on what the results mean for Democrats, Ura on Patrick shifting his tone, Hill and Ramsey map the runoff turnout, Aguilar on reaction to changes tied to a specialized visa, Langford on the AG's recent decision related to execution drugs, Ramsey analyzes the changing face of the Senate, Malewitz on educational efforts for royalty owners, E. Smith talks to Hegar, and Chen on new text-to-911 initiatives: The best of our best for the week of May 26-30, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/19/14

Aguilar on Apaches who say the border fence divides tribal lands, Batheja on uncertain federal highway dollars, Hamilton on the governor’s defense of a college regent facing possible impeachment, Langford on curtailed funding for fuel tax fraud prosecutions, Malewitz and Satija on a dispute between an oil company and a water district, Reynolds on the very long primary runoff season, Satija on the missing issues in the agriculture commission race, M. Smith on the last debate of the runoff for lieutenant governor, Ura on the Texas reaction to quality of care problems for veterans: The best of our best for the week of May 19 to May 23, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/12/14

Hamilton and Chen have the latest on the proceedings concerning UT Regent Wallace Hall, Ramsey writes that impeachment could give Hall a stage, Malewitz notes ethics concerns raised about a former legislative aide's new job, M. Smith on a private school founded by a major political donor, Langford on an empty detention center that is still costing taxpayers, E. Smith talks with UT athletic director Steve Patterson, Batheja on a lawsuit over road funding, and Malewitz on a new solar power agreement: The best of our best from May 12-16, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/5/14

Malewitz details the dispute over a loophole for small electric generators, Chen reports on a contentious debate between Dewhurst and Patrick, Ramsey looks at the impact of third parties, E. Smith interviews Branch, Langford on lawyers targeting the state's execution process, Hamilton details the transparency committee co-chair's recent comments on UT Regent Hall, Ura on Abbott's latest education policy plan, Satija examines the debate over Texas' future water needs, and Grissom on a film's role in its subject's release from prison: The best of our best for the week of May 5-9, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 4/28/14

Aaronson on state contractors too big to dismiss, Batheja reports on dark money hearings, Hamilton on two Texas colleges under fire for their handling of sexual violence cases, Langford finds Texas stores of the same drug used in a botched Oklahoma execution, Malewitz and Rocha track the political activity around disputed lands in North Texas, Satija on the latest addition to the endangered species list, KUT’s Philpott on the politics of ethics charges in the attorney general’s race, M. Smith on Houston teachers’ lawsuit over standardized testing, Sementelli and Ura on a spike in Obamacare enrollment, Root on Rick Perry’s fresh baptism: The best of our best for the week of April 28 to May 2, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 4/21/14

Root on AG candidate Ken Paxton’s incomplete business disclosures, Langford on efforts to force a prosecutor’s resignation, Ura on English-speaking foster homes in El Paso, Satija on rice farmers and the water shortage, Batheja and Murphy add up the debt on May ballots, Malewitz on the ongoing Red River land disputeHamilton on public education reforms and community colleges, and Aguilar on the Border Patrol’s expansion in the RGV: The best of our best for the week of April 21-25, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 4/14/14

Aaronson and Ura on Medicare billings in Texas, Aguilar on border corruption, Batheja on energy and railroads, Hamilton with the latest on UT Regent Wallace Hall, Langford on concealed handguns and the U.S. Army, Malewitz on wiggly eminent domain, Satija on tensions over water policy and local control, E. Smith's TribLive interview with comptroller candidate Mike Collier and M. Smith’s report on the heated immigration debate between Mayor Julián Castro and lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick: The best of our best for the week of April 14-18, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 4/7/14

Batheja explores a state budget surplus, Hamilton on the possible impeachment of a University of Texas regent, Malewitz on a hunt for brackish water, M. Smith and Ura on pre-K education and the race for governor, Ura on doctors who only work for cash, and yours truly on a regulator and the industry he regulates: The best of our best for the week of April 7-11, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 3/31/14

Ura on Medicare providers seeking a permanent "doc fix," Sementelli details a bid to clarify federal water law, Satija looks at marijuana as a potential cash crop, Murphy and Batheja show how federal contribution limits now compare with Texas' limits, Ura examines the roots of the AG's Cyber Crimes Unit, Ramsey on a candidate's impressions of his first foray into electoral politics, Hamilton looks at major changes in the UH System, and Aguilar on the death of a Mexican border city's former mayor. The best of our best for the week of March 31 to April 4, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 3/24/14

Malewitz looks at how Abbott and Davis have addressed the energy industry, Ramsey analyzes the issue of eliminating property taxes, Aaronson on a recent Medicaid fraud settlement and an appeals court ruling on new abortion regulations, Batheja on some big city leaders' support for a high-speed rail line, Ura on local reaction to an ACA extension, M. Smith on potential "double-testing" for some eighth-graders, Satija on the Galveston Bay oil spill and fishing concerns, and Hamilton details the latest on tensions between UT System regents and UT-Austin administrators. The best of our best for the week of March 24-28, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 3/17/14

Batheja and Hill examine the gender wage gap at state agencies, Muto looks at a growing interest in making Texas cities more walkable, Ramsey on the Senate's pendulum swing to the right, Hamilton talks to UNT's president, Satija on an innovative recycling idea in Houston, Walters details a divide on taxing districts, E. Smith interviews the Kinkster, Ura on the equal pay fight between Abbott and Davis, Malewitz on how regulations could harm Texas' bid for a Tesla plant, and M. Smith looks at questions targeting new charter school guidelines. The best of our best for the week of March 17-21, 2014.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 3/10/14

Root details a political storm over Ike claims, Ahmed on the AG being asked to address plastic bag bans, Malewitz and Cole on whether primary results will carry into the runoffs, Hamilton has the latest on the UT chancellor search, Satija on an updated plan for the lesser prairie chicken's habitat, Ramsey looks at what could be the Dems' best hope for a statewide win, Ura on Abbott and Davis pushing an ethics debate, Rocha profiles the LBJ Library director, and Aguilar examines a unique customs agreement in Laredo. The best of our best for the week of March 10-14, 2014.