TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 3/7/11

At the Tribune's New Day Rising symposium on Feb. 28, former state demographer and former U.S. Census Bureau director Steve Murdock talked extensively about demographic change in Texas and four members of the Texas House talked about the issues affecting the Hispanic community — and all Texans — during the 82nd Legislative Session.

Advocates say requiring the losing parties in litigation to pay their opponents’ legal fees is the cure for courts choked with the costs of “junk” lawsuits.

Texas' renewed commitment to natural gas comes at a time of sharply increased scrutiny for the gas industry.

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