Tamir Kalifa

The Evening Brief: Jan. 16, 2013

Your evening reading: Abbott launches gun rights ad campaign aimed at New Yorkers; Obama's gun plan draws fierce reaction in Texas; Senate proposals to curb Medicaid costs unveiled

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Callie Richmond

In Capitol Community, a Push to Beat the Toil of the Session

Every other year, Texas legislators race to get the state's business done in just 140 days — an exhaustive process known for taking a toll on lawmakers' health. But efforts are under way to get the Capitol community to rethink how to stay healthy during the session.

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Henley Quadling

Amid Drought, Water Wars Pick Up on Borders

As Texas' drought wears into its third year, the state is locked in a legal conflict over water with New Mexico, and a North Texas county is suing the state of Oklahoma to get access to a vast amount of water.

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