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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Aaronson interactively maps Texas Medicaid providers, Aguilar talks legalization with the head of the Drug Policy Alliance, Galbraith on farmers watering what they know won't grow, Grisson sits down with exoneree Michael Morton, Hamilton on the elusive $10,000 college degree, Murphy et al. update the 2012 election brackets, Ramsey on Bill Ratliff's frank budget analysis, Ramshaw on a hospital where the overweight need not apply, Root on Joe Straus' primary opponent and Tan rounds up reactions to the Supreme Court's health care hearings: The best of our best content from March 26-30, 2012.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: March 30, 2012

Your evening reading: Texas Republican Party proposes presidential debate; Perry's campaign security costs still mounting; Justice Department targeting lawmakers' communications over voter ID

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Bob Daemmrich

Texas GOP Pursuing Presidential Debate

The Republican Party of Texas is making plans to host a presidential debate in Texas before the May 29 primaries. Party chairman Steve Munisteri announced Friday that all the major candidates except Mitt Romney have accepted the invitation. 

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Niall Kennedy

Groups Slam Standards for Licensed Breeders

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation commissioners adopted standards of care this week for dogs and cats by licensed breeders. Animal rights groups argue the standards don't go far enough.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: March 30, 2012

Texas officials' focus on Washington and health care reform moved a thousand miles west on Thursday — to Nebraska and "pink slime."

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Isolated Texas Electric Grid Could Add Links

Texas' electric grid prefers to stay isolated from the rest of the nation. But proposals are afoot to boost outside ties — something that proponents say could help ease the state's looming electricity crunch.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Evening Brief: March 29, 2012

Your evening reading: Tejano monument unveiling draws huge crowds; Ron Paul roadies leave the campaign trail; candidate offers "personal tour" of district to Roger and Michael Williams

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Texplainer: How Can I Get a $10,000 Degree?

The announcement earlier this month that a bachelor’s degree was available at Texas A&M University-San Antonio for less than $10,000 was met with understandable enthusiasm. But it may only be available for a very small group.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: March 29, 2012

Riding high nationally, Mitt Romney on Wednesday arrived in Texas, where he still faces some challenges with Republican voters.

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