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The best of our best content from Sept. 22-26, 2014.

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damning state audit found an economic incentive program long championed by Gov. Rick Perry riddled with weak oversight policies.

According to a state auditor's report, the University of North Texas should pay the state at least $75.6 million over the next 10 years as repayment for funding it should not have received.

A federal program that transfers surplus military equipment to local communities is drawing a mix of responses from border officials whose regions have benefited from the initiative.

Texas' voter ID law was designed to thwart emerging minority voting power in the state and should be dropped, attorneys for the law's opponents said during closing arguments in a federal court on Monday. 

Texas regulators say they have a plan to provide low-income Texans with the tools to help them interact with "smart" meters and improve energy efficiency at their homes – tapping $18.5 million of ratepayer money long earmarked for such a program.

Gov. Rick Perry called on the federal government to pass a comprehensive energy plan with a focus on natural gas drilling and exports — and to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Full video of our TribLive conversation with U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Texas' headway with high school graduation rates hasn't been matched by similar success in measures that track students’ college and career readiness, prompting questions about what it takes to earn a high school diploma.

Advocates for Texans with disabilities are seeking serious reform in the 2015 legislative session — and they're hopeful that the turnover in statewide offices in November might help them get what they've long sought. 

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