Your afternoon reading:
- "Will the DeLay verdict spell trouble for the Travis County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit, which receives state funding?" — The DeLay conviction, BurkaBlog
- "In two recently filed court cases that could expand gun rights if they are successful, two Lubbock men are challenging federal and state laws that limit 18-to-20-year-olds from buying handguns and carrying them as concealed weapons." — NRA opens new front in gun rights battle, Austin American-Statesman
- "The ban on earmarks that House and Senate Republicans embraced this month could put a major crimp in the Dallas area's biggest public projects." — Earmark ban puts funding for Dallas projects at risk, The Dallas Morning News
New in The Texas Tribune:
- "The prospect of unabashedly Republican Texas becoming communist Cuba's leading U.S. trade partner seemed almost too good to be true. And, indeed, the relationship between two very different kind of red states hasn’t quite lived up to expectations." — Texas' Trade With Cuba Slower Than Expected
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