TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Root details Davis' gubernatorial announcement, Walters looks at the state's bid to attract more video game companies, Malewitz on a pledge from Railroad Commission candidates, Murphy and Aaronson design an interactive that looks at health plans in the federal marketplace, Aguilar details the latest immigration reform plan, Ramsey on the impact of Cruz's marathon speech, Batheja and Root on Abbott's American Airlines announcement, Satija spotlights a divide on global warming, and Hamilton describes how Prairie View is getting an on-campus polling site. The best of our best for the week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, 2013.

State Sen. Wendy Davis, standing on the stage where she got her high school diploma more than 30 years ago, finally announced what has been anticipated, telegraphed and talked about for weeks: She is running for Texas governor.

Texas is ranked second in the nation in video game employment. And Texas' generous incentive arrangements for video gaming companies are at least part of the reason. While the industry and advocates of the incentives say they keep the companies coming, critics call them corporate welfare.

Texans have long viewed the Railroad Commission as a launching pad for higher office. Each candidate in this year's crowded race for an open seat has promised to serve a full term, if elected.

Beginning in 2014, most Texans will be required to carry health insurance under Obamacare. Use this interactive to determine what types of rates and plans are available to individuals in the federal marketplace.

In an effort to keep immigration reform alive during the debate over the government shutdown, congressional Democrats have filed legislation that includes elements of a border-security measure backed by a key GOP leader.

Like Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis before him, Texas Republican Ted Cruz has discovered the political power of a well-timed, long-winded and highly publicized monologue. And like Davis, he's getting some blowback.

Under a settlement announced Tuesday, American Airlines has agreed to ensure that after its merger with US Airways, the airline will maintain daily service to 22 Texas airports for at least three years. 

Days after scientists unveiled a report predicting serious consequences tied to global warming, state officials debated whether the phenomenon is human-induced and whether they can do anything about it.

Texas received a federal waiver from The No Child Left Behind Act. Under the waiver, only the lowest-performing 15 percent of Texas public schools will be subject to a series of federally prescribed interventions. 

Students at Prairie View A&M University, the state’s oldest historically black public college, have fought for decades to persuade Waller County to allow a polling place on the campus. Now a coalition has succeeded in striking a compromise.

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