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The Midday Brief: Top Texas Headlines for Feb. 25, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Perry defends Wisconsin governor; terror suspect appears in Lubbock court; Leppert announces Senate run

House Speaker Joe Straus, Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Colby Bohannan said that when he first applied to college, his family didn't have a huge stockpile of money set aside to pay for school. He found many scholarships for women and minorities, but none aimed at people like him: white men … So Bohannan, a mass communication major and Iraq war veteran, and others formed the Former Majority Association for Equality — a San Marcos-based nonprofit group that is offering five $500 scholarships exclusively to white male students." — Texas State students offer scholarships exclusively for white males, Austin American-Statesman

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "It's official. Republican Tom Leppert, who stepped down as Mayor of Dallas this week, told a Dallas TV station that he is joining the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2012." — Tom Leppert Announces Senate Bid

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