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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Grissom with two different reactions to two jail closures, Batheja on the latest effort to pass a transportation funding plan, Satija's look at an investigation into the potential impact of Eagle Ford Shale drilling on ozone levels, Murphy and Aaronson's map of life expectancy figures, Aguilar with a push to keep immigration reform in the spotlight, Root's exclusive interview with Abbott about his 1986 settlement and our second-ever 31 Days, 31 Ways series: The best of our best for the week of July 29 to Aug. 2, 2013.

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The decision by legislators this year to close two privately run jails operated by the Corrections Corporation of America is being met with very different reactions in the communities where the jails are situated.

A House committee on Thursday held its first hearing in the third special session, and it voted out a transportation funding plan with minor changes from one that failed in the previous special session.  

As the ozone rating in San Antonio continues its slow upward march, area officials are beginning to investigate whether oil and gas drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale has anything to do with it. But their efforts are fraught with complications. 

How long you live and how healthy you are could depend in part on where you call home. Our interactive map shows life expectancy, obesity rates and levels of physical activity by county, according to data from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Proponents of a comprehensive immigration overhaul say that when members of Congress return from their August recess, they face a narrow timeline for passing immigration legislation.

Attorney General Greg Abbott, the leading candidate for Texas governor, on Thursday opened up for the first time about the legal settlement that guarantees him a six-figure yearly income for the rest of his life.

Every day this month, the Tribune will reveal a new way that the laws and budget lawmakers passed in the 83rd legislative session will affect Texans' lives come Sept. 1. See the latest stories published or use our interactive calendar for an overview.

First we brought you Perrypedia, the go-to source for all things Rick Perry. Today, we're unveiling the Abbott Archives, your home for original news, multimedia and aggregated content on Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Twenty women at the Harris County Jail are working to ensure that they won't fall back into prostitution when they finish their sentences. A specialized program is helping them gain the tools to do just that.

Amid talk of expanded technical education in the state, Texas State Technical College West Texas has been shrinking. But administrators tie the decline to a pending transition to a new funding model based on students' earnings. 

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