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The Brief: May 2, 2014

The rapid rise of so-called dark money, contributions made through political nonprofits that shield their donors' identities, drew the attention of a House panel on Thursday.

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Fight Over Reservoir Ramps Up as Decision Draws Near

The Texas Water Development Board will decide next month whether to continue planning for the controversial Marvin Nichols reservoir in northeast Texas. The battle over the reservoir pits thirsty Dallas-Fort Worth against rural landowners to the east.

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Two Texas Colleges on Title IX Investigation List

Two Texas universities are on a federal list of higher education institutions currently under investigation for possible violations of federal law in their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.

 

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The Brief: May 1, 2014

As the horrifying details of a botched execution in Oklahoma dominated the headlines on Wednesday, the focus in Texas quickly turned to whether a review of procedures could be in the offing here.

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TribCast: Executions, Land Management and Allegations

Ross, Reeve, Jim and Terri talk about what a botched execution in Oklahoma means for Texas, the state's history with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and allegations regarding the business practices of attorney general candidate Ken Paxton.

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