TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/23/12

A new poll shows Gov. Rick Perry's approval numbers in Texas are tanking after his failed run for the presidency. But Perry's defenders are quick to warn his political enemies that he remains a powerful figure.

There were 5.7 million Texans — nearly a quarter of the population — who lacked health insurance in 2010, according to the latest American Community Survey data. This visualization shows you who the uninsured are in Texas. It's not always who you'd expect.

At this week's TribLive conversation, state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, discussed his opposition to Perry's ...

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