News For Thursday, February 14, 2013

Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: Feb. 14, 2013

The drawn-out sparring match between the governors of Texas and California has come to an end — for now.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman / Bob Daemmrich

Fraser Seeks Overhaul of Water Development Board

In addition to the discussions of water infrastructure funding at the Capitol, an even more basic issue is also on the table: whether to restructure the Texas Water Development Board. 

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David R. Tribble / Zsuzsanna Kilian

Water Use in Fracking Draws Lawmakers' Attention

At a joint meeting of the House Natural Resources and Energy committees Wednesday, legislators said that even if fracking accounts for only a small portion of the state's water use, every drop counts. 

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Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: Feb. 14, 2013

Your evening reading: Cruz gets plum speaking slot at CPAC; House may restore some education cuts; Patterson expresses support for statewide property tax

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Rolano Pablos

Public Utility Commissioner Announces Resignation

Rolando Pablos, the newest member of the Texas Public Utility Commission, announced his resignation on Thursday. His sudden departure may deal a blow to renewable-energy advocates, who counted Pablos as an ally.

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