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TribBlog: State Shuts Daystar Center

The state has shut down Daystar Residential Inc. in Manvel, the facility where The Texas Tribune and the Houston Chronicle revealed that staff had forced young girls with disabilities to fight each other.

On the Records: The Bills So Far

House and Senate bills filed from 11/8-1/4.
House and Senate bills filed from 11/8-1/4.

A new word cloud visualizes the bills filed so far according to their Texas Legislative Council assigned categories. After education, which accounts for more than a quarter of the bills, the top categories are elections, criminal procedure, vehicles and traffic, and taxation. 

The Midday Brief: Jan. 6, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Cameron Todd Willingham, Deepwater Horizon and a rude post-holiday awakening for education employees

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