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The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Dec. 19, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.

Your evening reading: state leaders call for moratorium on cancer agency grants; Dewhurst, Patrick reveal details of school choice legislation; Hutchison delivers farewell address

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Dec. 17, 2012

A conversation with Greg Abbott, Attorney General, and Evan Smith at The Austin Club October 4, 2012.
A conversation with Greg Abbott, Attorney General, and Evan Smith at The Austin Club October 4, 2012.

Your evening reading: 78 school districts not meeting safety standards, Abbott says; Texas Monthly on Michael Quinn Sullivan; George P. Bush fundraiser attracts supporters with ties to Rove

The Brief: Top Texas News for Dec. 17, 2012

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert at the annual alumni Aggie Muster at Camp Leatherneck Helmand Province in Afghanistan on April 21, 2012.
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert at the annual alumni Aggie Muster at Camp Leatherneck Helmand Province in Afghanistan on April 21, 2012.

Even in Texas, the Connecticut school shooting has pounded new urgency into the debate over gun rights. 

The Brief: Top Texas News for Dec. 14, 2012

President Obama speaks to crowd at the Austin Music Hall on July 17, 2012.
President Obama speaks to crowd at the Austin Music Hall on July 17, 2012.

The fiscal cliff still looms large, but the Obama administration appears to have quietly begun moving on the next great debate about to hit Washington: immigration.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Dec. 13, 2012

State Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, during the abortion sonogram bill debate on March 2, 2011.
State Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, during the abortion sonogram bill debate on March 2, 2011.

Your evening reading: Perry sets special election date for state Senate seat; Fox News host cuts off Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in heated interview; Hispanic groups warn Congress to fix immigration  

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