The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Oct. 2, 2013

State. Sen Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, negotiates with a group of senators, including John Whitmire, D-Houston, on a prison health care measure on April 2, 2013.
State. Sen Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, negotiates with a group of senators, including John Whitmire, D-Houston, on a prison health care measure on April 2, 2013.

Your evening reading: Williams leaving Senate; Libertarian Kathie Glass announces bid for governor; poll shows Abbott leading Davis by 8 points

U.S. House Democrats Make New Immigration Reform Push

Demonstrators march through the streets of downtown Dallas in 2010 to protest the passage of Arizona's controversial new immigration law.
Demonstrators march through the streets of downtown Dallas in 2010 to protest the passage of Arizona's controversial new immigration law.

In an effort to keep immigration reform alive during the debate over the government shutdown, congressional Democrats have filed legislation that includes elements of a border-security measure backed by a key GOP leader.

TribCast: Live From The Texas Tribune Festival

Reeve and Ben are joined by a handful of special guests, including Shinyribs, Jeremy Bird of Battleground Texas, and former state Rep. Aaron Peña, R-Edinburg, for a special live TribCast recorded in KUT's Studio 1A during The Texas Tribune Festival.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Oct. 1, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry, first lady Anita Perry and state Rep. Jim Pitts at the unveiling of the restored Texas Governor's Mansion on July 18, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry, first lady Anita Perry and state Rep. Jim Pitts at the unveiling of the restored Texas Governor's Mansion on July 18, 2012.

Your evening reading: Perry says wife misspoke about abortion; Abbott announces settlement over American Airlines-US Airways merger; rocky start for health insurance exchange 

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