News For Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Todd Wiseman

The Brief: Feb. 6, 2013

As the Boy Scouts of America prepared to reconsider its ban on gay membership, a slew of Texas officeholders jumped into the debate on Tuesday.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Jeff Kubina

Groups Bank on United Front in Gambling Push

Despite strong resistance inside and outside the Legislature, groups representing gambling interests hope that a collaborative approach can help them make a breakthrough this legislative session.

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Villalba Files School Marshal Bill

State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, has filed a bill that would allow Texas schools to appoint "school marshals" — employees who could carry guns in an effort to protect students from violence.


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The Polling Center: Cruz Beats Drum on Immigration

If Ted Cruz seems to be marching out of step with GOP leaders attempting to lower the volume on the party’s immigration rhetoric, results from the last UT/Texas Tribune poll suggest the drumbeat he's listening to is the one being played by his voters.

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