The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Jan. 21, 2013


•    Texas lawmakers (mostly) avoid partisanship during inaugural festivities (Houston Chronicle): "Partisanship was (mostly) absent today as members of the Texas congressional delegation — both Democrat and Republican — celebrated the second inauguration of President Barack Obama."

•    Sen. John Cornyn calls Obama’s speech "aspirational" (The Dallas Morning News): "Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the deputy GOP leader in the Senate, emerged from the Inaugural luncheon with his wife, Sandy, fairly noncommittal about President Obama’s message today. 'It was aspirational,' he said, walking a gauntlet of reporters on his way to the Republican Whip’s office ...

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