News For Friday, January 18, 2013

Illustration by Bob Daemmrich / Texas State Library and Archives Commission / Todd Wiseman

For Dean of Senate, Public and Private Blur

Critics say the dean of the Texas Senate, John Whitmire, D-Houston, is a poster boy for a legislative culture in which real and perceived conflicts of interest are commonplace. Whitmire says he's proud of his four decades in office. 

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U.S. Sen John Cornyn, R-Texas, at the state Republican convention on June 8, 2012. Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: Jan. 18, 2013

Your evening reading: Cornyn presses Holder for information on internet activist's death; Dallas mayor backs Obama on gun control; Texas unemployment rate falls

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