The Brief: Top Texas News for Feb. 13, 2013

The Big Conversation

The State of the Union may have inspired some real debate in Texas, but a certain musician still managed to steal much of the post-speech spotlight.

Ted Nugent — the hard-rocking conservative firebrand and gun rights activist whom U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman of Friendswood invited as his guest to the address, igniting a firestorm — made no secret of his distate for the president's words.

"My favorite part was when I couldn’t hear clearly," Nugent said after the speech. "Then I didn’t get angry."

But as The New York TimesJonathan Weisman writes today ...

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