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The best of our best content from Oct. 6-10, 2014.

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Some of the most contentious issues on the 2014 campaign trail surround the duties of the attorney general's office, but it's not the AG candidates who've been debating them.

After the first case of Ebola in the U.S. was confirmed in Dallas, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has been thrust into the national spotlight.

As the state grapples with the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the country, health officials told the Senate Health and Human Services Committee that an outbreak was extremely unlikely.

Full video of our 10/6 TribLive conversation with Rice University's Vivian Ho, Elena Marks of the Episcopal Health Foundation, former State Demographer Steve Murdock, Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez and state Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston.

Hopes are riding on a new effort in which tour buses will come to Ciudad Juárez regularly from El Paso. Officials want the tours to help shed Juárez's image as a danger zone and showcase the city as a destination for area tourists.

If a statewide proposition on this year's ballot passes, the Texas Department of Transportation could pull in billions of dollars in additional funding for new highway projects. So what is Proposition 1, and how would it work?

This fall semester, for the first time, all public universities in Texas were required to offer incoming students the option of a payment plan that fixed their tuition at a particular rate for four years. But student interest has proved mixed.

How does the oil and gas industry play in Texas’ water shortage? Not very much, says Ryan Sitton, the Republican candidate for railroad commission. 

Less than two weeks before the start of early voting, a federal judge ruled the state’s photo voter ID law unconstitutional late Thursday and ordered state officials to drop the new requirements.

The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is not maintaining race data on all valid worker injury claims, despite a law requiring it. Advocates say without the data it's impossible to tell if injured minorities face discrimination at work. 

 

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