The Brief: Texas Political News for Jan. 3, 2014

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Here's a novel strategy for state officials looking to avoid answering questions from the public: When in doubt, blame the Sugar Bowl.

The Railroad Commission was in a packed high school auditorium in Azle on Thursday to hear more about the recent spate of earthquakes in the area that some believe is related to gas injection wells. What didn't sit right with the crowd, though, was the commission's decision not to take questions.

WFAA-TV's Teresa Woodard reported the following reason given by Commissioner David Porter for keeping the meeting short: "He told the ...

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