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The best of our best content from Dec. 1 to Dec. 6, 2014.

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Texas' first governor to use a wheelchair will move into a mansion built 134 years before ADA accessibility requirements. But because of an arsonist’s Molotov cocktail, the home needs only minor fixes.

Here's video of our daylong symposium on the upcoming 84th Legislative Session. The symposium is held in partnership with Austin Community College and the Texas Politics Project. 

The general election is over, but a pending pre-session deadline spurs a biennial fundraising spurt from state officeholders.

Depending on your political leanings, the spending cap state lawmakers set this week was either too low, too high or just right. Regardless, the arcane measure could effectively block lawmakers from accessing billions of dollars in state revenue.

In his 31st lawsuit against the Obama administration, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott leads Texas and 16 other states challenging new protections for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants.

If he opts to run for president again, Gov. Rick Perry wants to ensure that his entry into the field bears little resemblance to 2011, when he jumped into the Republican presidential primaries with little preparation or forethought.

Tensions at the nearly 80-year-old Kilgore College have reached new — and possibly violent — heights amid allegations that the school was in the habit of improperly removing and disposing of asbestos from its buildings.

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday halted the execution of a Texas death row inmate with a history of schizophrenia, just hours before he was to be put to death in Huntsville.

Less than a month after state leaders announced $1 million in state-matching funds to develop coordinated veterans’ mental health programs, local and regional agencies are primed to learn the ins and outs of the application process.

The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services released a series of recommendations late Monday for the 2015 legislative session. 

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