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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Our brand-spanking-new higher education data app, E. Smith interviews Rick Perry about Satan and talks the future of politics with Julián Castro and Ted Cruz at The Texas Tribune Festival, Aaronson maps the state's uninsured, Batheja on truck drivers who may not drive 85, Hamilton on Perry's proposed tuition "guarantee," Ramsey on the race to succeed Ron Paul in Congress, Root on his Perry presidential campaign tell-all and M. Smith on how budget cuts have affected Texas schools: The best of our best content from Sept. 24-28, 2012.

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Texas has 148 public and private colleges and universities but no single source for easily finding statistics about how well they perform. This easy-to-navigate interactive database lets you explore key academic, enrollment and cost records on all of Texas' institutions of higher learning.

At the opening session of the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival, Gov. Rick Perry explained why he believes the separation of church and state is the Devil's work.

At the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival, Evan Smith interviewed San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Ted Cruz about a range of national and state issues, including taxes, health care and immigration.

Texas has more uninsured residents than any other state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This interactive shows demographics of the uninsured and how many people could be insured by 2014 if federal reform is implemented.

The 85 mph speed limit assigned to a new toll road opening in Central Texas is drawing plenty of interest, but it may not draw many truck drivers, according to an official with the Texas Motor Transportation Association.

As with Gov. Rick Perry’s $10,000 degree proposal, his latest call for reducing the price of college — locking in tuition for four years — may prove difficult to implement uniformly in a state as diverse as Texas.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Lake Jackson, isn't seeking re-election this year, turning a typically Republican seat into an interesting race between a former congressman and a two-term state representative.

Before "oops moment" entered the political lexicon, Rick Perry was already becoming known for gaffes. Now it's clear the former presidential contender's health problems — including previously undiagnosed sleep apnea and pain from back surgery — were major contributing factors.

coalition of nonprofit foundations and the Houston-based advocacy organization Children at Risk have released the initial findings of their comprehensive report on how the 2011 budget cuts have affected public schools.

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