News For February, 2012

Bob Daemmrich

Paul Keeps His Focus on Smaller Caucus States

Ron Paul's fourth-place finish in Florida's primary on Tuesday wasn't surprising. Paul, who barely competed in the Sunshine State, is sticking to his focus on smaller caucus states, which award delegates based on a proportional system. 

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

The Brief: Feb. 1, 2012

The state of Texas on Tuesday made a case for its Republican-drawn redistricting maps, but a panel of federal judges didn't seem to buy it.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Midday Brief: Feb. 1, 2012

Your afternoon reading: Craig James defends himself over Mike Leach flap; O'Grady says Shapiro reneged on promise of an endorsement; education commissioner's comments on testing spur backlash

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Todd Wiseman

The Weekly TribCast: Episode 117

While our fearless host Reeve is away on special assignment, Ben steps in to lead Evan, Ross and special guest star Jake Silverstein (the editor of Texas Monthly) in a discussion on the next state budget, redistricting and campaign finance.

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Spencer Selvidge

Williamson County Grand Jury Indicts Norwood

Mark Alan Norwood, a 57-year-old Bastrop resident, was indicted today by a Williamson County jury for the 1986 murder of Christine Morton, whose husband, Michael Morton, spent 25 years wrongly imprisoned for her death.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

Texas Planned Parenthood Clinics Bracing for Komen Cuts

Komen for the Cure's decision to cut off grants to organizations under federal or state investigation means Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas will have to find new funding for thousands of mammograms and breast exams every year.

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Mose Buchele / KUT News

Maverick County Residents Fight Mexican Mining Operation

Coal may have fallen out of favor in the U.S., but it's still big business in Mexico, as residents of Maverick County have found out. Mose Buchele of KUT News reports on an effort along the Texas border to fight a mining operation that would bring coal to Mexican power plants. 

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Eddie Seal

Philip Castille: The TT Interview

The new president of the University of Houston-Victoria on whether the institution will remain in the UH System, its plans to play a major role in the state's higher education landscape and its response to Texas' workforce needs.

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Gage Skidmore

The Midday Brief: Feb. 2, 2012

Your afternoon reading: Komen/Planned Parenthood fight intensifies; gay marriage crops up in U.S. Senate race; Paul comes to Romney's defense over "poor" comment

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Scott vs. The World

Texas Education Agency commissioner Robert Scott touched off political controversy this week when he told a gathering of 4,000 school officials in Austin that standardized testing had gone too far in Texas.

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