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Candidates for Lieutenant Governor Line Up

David Dewhurst will seek reelection on the Republican side, effectively ending that party's primary for lieutenant governor. But the Democrats are still stirring the pot. Ronnie Earle, the former Travis County DA is in. As of earlier today, Austin restauranteur Marc Katz is in. Will Linda Chavez-Thompson sign up?

Mike Leach vs. Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University got sued by one of its employees this week: Head football coach Mike Leach says the school is improperly barring him from coaching the team in the Alamo Bowl on the basis of a complaint it hasn't substantiated.

Corte Won't Seek Reelection

Rep. Frank Corte Jr., R-San Antonio, became the sixth eighth member of the Texas House to say he won't seek reelection next year. He says he doesn't have specific plans, and adds that he's not endorsing any would-be successor.

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