TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/30/11

In the just-ended legislative session, freshman state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, made a name for himself — and not always a nice one — with his passionate push for the “anti-groping” airport bill and his outspoken stance against proposals he believed represented government intrusion into personal freedoms.

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court last week upholding an Arizona law that punishes employers who hire illegal immigrants may give Texas lawmakers some newfound momentum to file immigration-related legislation.

Renewable energy companies are looking to this big, sunny state as the next frontier for solar power. But solar is expensive ...

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