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The Midday Brief: Top Texas Headlines for March 2, 2011

Your afternoon reading: abortion sonogram testimony gets graphic; conservatives suspicious of anti-bullying bills; no traction for solar panel legislation

Rep. Wayne Christian (c) (R-Nacodoches) confers with Rep. Diane Patrick (r) during sonogram debate from the back mike on Mar…

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Aggies on Tuesday shot down an effort to support concealed-carry legislation, voting like they did two years ago, this time opposing it with 57 percent of more than 13,600 votes cast." — Aggies reject guns on campus, The Eagle

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "Lighting up in bars, restaurants or other workplaces across Texas will be a way of the past if state Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Lake Dallas, gets her way. Crownover has again introduced a bill that would prohibit smoking in indoor areas of most businesses, health care facilities and sporting venues." — Experts, Business Owners Weigh In on Smoking Ban
  • The Houston neurosurgeon, author and frequent health care adviser to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on his support for the individual insurance mandate, why cutting provider rates to rescue the budget is misguided and how far Texas would trim Medicaid if given the permission. — Guy Clifton: The TT Interview

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