News For October, 2011

Illustration by Todd Wiseman

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Aaronson on the shrinking of state government, Aguilar on the controversy over in-state tuition for the children of undocumented immigrants, Galbraith on Rick Perry vs. the EPA, Grissom on a startling development in a 25-year-old murder case, Hamilton on Ken Starr's first year as president of Baylor, Ramsey on what inmates have to do with redistricting, Ramshaw on the state's crisis in insurance coverage, Root on Perry's presidential grind dance and Smith on obstacles to addressing childhood obesity: The best of our best content from Sept. 26-30, 2011.

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Spencer Selvidge

Giant Algae Tubes Could Provide New Biofuel Solution

For decades, scientists have been trying to find ways to mass-produce algae as a source of fuel for vehicles, but financial and environmental roadblocks have gotten in the way. The solution may be inside giant tubes at the University of Texas.

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Todd Wiseman

The Midday Brief: Oct. 3, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Perry's Texas critics defend him over race flap; Michael Steele knocks Perry; Donna Campbell to challenge Jeff Wentworth

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Hunter Rawlings: The TT Interview

Hunter Rawlings, the president of the Association of American Universities, on Texas' higher education controversy, how to get more students engaged in math and science, and whether any other Texas schools will qualify to be members of the AAU.

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Video: Perry "Welcomes" Obama to Texas

Rick Perry's campaign has released a video in anticipation of President Obama's scheduled visits to Dallas and Mesquite today. The video mocks the president's 2009 stimulus plan before highlighting Perry's "four core principles" for creating jobs.

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