The Midday Brief: Top Texas Headlines for July 18, 2011

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“Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands, might find her leadership skills tested during her first meeting as chairwoman if anti-evolution members try to push 'intelligent design' materials into public school biology classes when the board meets this week.” Education board’s new boss criticized, San Antonio Express-News

“But the main drivers of growth in Texas — our mild climate, inexpensive cost of living and low-tax, anti-regulatory policies — were in place long before Governor Perry took office and will remain long after he’s gone. The policies have helped generate economic growth, but there’s a tradeoff.” The Minimum Wage Trap ...

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