Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: June 26, 2013

Your evening reading: Perry calls second special session, puts abortion restrictions on agenda; Texas Republicans slow to criticize Supreme Court gay marriage rulings; spotlight still on Davis  

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Todd Wiseman

Strama Resigns to Lead Google Fiber in Austin

State Rep. Mark Strama, an Austin Democrat known for his work on education and clean-technology issues, announced on Wednesday that he had resigned to lead Google Fiber’s operations in Austin. The move put to rest speculation that he would run for mayor of Austin.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: June 26, 2013

Thunderous protests and a marathon filibuster on Tuesday marked one of the most dramatic days of the Texas Legislature in recent memory.

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Visualization: Executions on Perry's Watch

Wednesday's execution of Kimberly McCarthy for the 1997 stabbing death of her neighbor will mark Texas' 500th execution since 1976 and the 261st during Gov. Rick Perry's tenure. Use our interactive to view information on each execution under Perry.

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NASA

Storm Protection Stirs Debate Along Texas Gulf Coast

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon consider proposals to reduce flooding when hurricanes hit a critical part of the Texas Gulf Coast. But the proposals have sparked debate over who should pay for them and who should be protected. 

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