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The Midday Brief: Top Texas Headlines for Feb. 14, 2011

U.S. Census workers count the transient population gathered at Wooldridge Park in downtown Austin Tuesday night during a regularly scheduled dinner delivery to the homeless by the group Mobile Loaves and Fishes.  Some participated in the questioning but others declined to be interviewed.
U.S. Census workers count the transient population gathered at Wooldridge Park in downtown Austin Tuesday night during a regularly scheduled dinner delivery to the homeless by the group Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Some participated in the questioning but others declined to be interviewed.

Your afternoon reading: census inaccuracies; lawmaker predicts $1,000 tuition increase; report says Texans overpay for electricity

The Brief: Top Texas News for Feb. 10, 2011

Dr. Scott Spear, a pediatrician, testifies before the Senate State Affairs Committee on February 9, 2011
Dr. Scott Spear, a pediatrician, testifies before the Senate State Affairs Committee on February 9, 2011

Abortion sonogram legislation, which its author says will be the "strongest in the nation," took a step toward becoming law Wednesday.

Who Profited Most in the Fall Campaign?

We already know that the major-party candidates in the governor's race spent more on advertising than others on last year's ballot, thanks to the cost of television. But some other ad vendors also received lucrative business from the competitive state House races, with mixed results.

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