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Paul Burka, Texas political journalism titan and “soul” of Texas Monthly newsroom, dies at 80

“He understood Texas and Texas politics better than anyone ever has,” former Texas Monthly editor Bill Broyles said. “There won’t be anyone like him again because he was so even-handed and fair-thinking.”

Texas Monthly editor Paul Burka discussed his selections for Best and Worst Legislators at a Texas Tribune event in Austin on June 13, 2013.
From left: Gordon Arnold, Mike Toomey and Paul Burka on the floor of the Texas House in an undated photo.

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