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The Midday Brief: December 11, 2009

Your afternoon reading.

Your afternoon reading:

•“When the city of McAllen was incorporated in 1911, The Monitor was there to cover it.” — The Monitor turns 100The Monitor

• “Along the narrow state road, warehouses evolve into wide-open plains where Black Angus cattle meander among the bases of sleek white turbines.” — Why Texans See Green Gold in Renewable ResourcesPopular Mechanics

• “Here's what NewsMax wrote. We're not endorsing their views, just sharing them with the hometown audience.” — Newsmax: Cornyn among most loved in Congress; Jackson Lee, Paul among most hatedTexas on the Potomac

• “The development came after legislative leaders for several days had intensified calls for an outside inquiry and audit of prison security since Arcade Comeaux Jr., 49, was recaptured without incident Monday in Houston after a week-long manhunt.” — Outside prison security review orderedPostcards

• “So far, Texas health care providers have been allocated 6.6 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine.” — Texas opens swine flu shots to allThe Dallas Morning News

New in The Texas Tribune:

• “Forget footnotes, Medina sees a way to rewrite the book. ‘It’s going to be one of those times in history where everybody goes, ‘Wow,’’ she said.” — The Medina Effect — The Texas Tribune

• “Next time you consider speeding through an intersection after the signal turns red, remember this: A camera might be watching.” — More Than One Million Caught — The Texas Tribune

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