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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Stiles and Babalola's long-awaited red-light camera data app. Grissom's two-parter on a powerful Texan's quest to change the DPS report on the crash that killed his son. Ramshaw's two-parter on transitional medicine. Thevenot on the charter school queue. And a ton of political news: KBH filed (but our TribCasters wondered about her path to the GOP nod); Debra Medina filed (and Hamilton tried to sort out what effect she'll have on the race); Farouk Shami defiantly remained in the Democratic primary (but Hu couldn't find evidence that he'd voted very often, let alone like a Democrat); and Rick Perry sent personalized messages to every Tom, Dick, and fill-in-the-blank. The best of our best from December 7 to 11, 2009

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We released our latest data application, which lets you explore red-light camera intersections statewide, interact with maps, or drill down to individual intersections to see images, crash figures and citation totals.

We revisited the tragic car crash that killed the son of a powerful Texan — and that powerful Texan's successful effort to have the DPS accident report changed.

We asked what happens to kids with disabilities when they transfer from children’s Medicaid to the adult program,

We got in line, sort of, with the more than 40,000 kids on a charter school waiting lists across Texas.

We asked Wallace Jefferson, the African American chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court, why he's a Republican.

We mused whether Farouk Shami, who rarely votes at all, let alone in his party's primaries, is really a Democrat.

We watched Kay Bailey Hutchison file, Debra Medina file, Rick Perry market himself.

And we heralded the return of Tom DeLay, booty shaker, as Texas Monthly's Bum Steer of the Year.

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