Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: April 11, 2013

Your evening reading: UT regents agree to turn over records to lawmakers; Cornyn and Cruz vote to block debate on gun bill; state Senate to consider spending half of Rainy Day Fund

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Thomas Hull

Advocates Seek State Funds for Local Parks Program

Parks advocates on Thursday urged state lawmakers to fund the Texas Parks and Wildlife Local Park Grant Program, which has provided more than $390.2 million in matching grants for local parks projects across the state. 

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Graphic by Bob Daemmrich / Todd Wiseman

Lawmakers Respond to UT System Regents' Vote

Lawmakers reacted positively to the University of Texas System regents' unanimous vote on Thursday to turn over requested documents to legislators, but they also indicated that tensions had not been entirely laid to rest.

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Bob Daemmrich

UT Regents Vote to Give Records to Lawmakers

The University of Texas System regents voted unanimously Thursday to turn over documents to state legislators that they had considered withholding and to have the attorney general conduct a review of the University of Texas Law School Foundation.

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Bob Daemmrich

Elon Musk: The TT Interview

The CEO of Tesla Motors on his efforts to sell cars directly to Texans, the state's business-friendly reputation and SpaceX's plans to build an orbital launch facility near Brownsville.

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Kurt Nordstrom

Buzz Over Emerging Shale Formation Stirs Concern

Across the U.S., drillers are finding shale formations they hope could become the next big oil play for the American energy industry. But hype over emerging oil fields, like Texas' Cline Shale, has highlighted worries about drilling companies' intentions.

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