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The Midday Brief: Nov. 8, 2010

Your afternoon reading: Officials look to curb "sexting," and Debbie Riddle camps out for voter ID

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in the House chamber of the Texas Capitol

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Moving to curb the growing scourge of ‘sexting’ among teenagers — kids texting nude photos of themselves and others — two top state officials announced plans to change current state law to better address the tech phenomenon." — Penalty change for ‘sexting’ by kids, Postcards

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "The impoverished border town of Presidio is home to the largest battery system in the country: a $25 million contraption that's the size of a big house. That's not as weird as it seems. Partly because of an affinity for wind energy, the state has a number of experiments going in 'energy storage' — often referred to as the 'holy grail' of energy technology, because it can modernize the grid by more efficiently matching people's demand for power with the generation of electricity." — Texas Tackles Electricity Storage

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