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The Midday Brief: Feb. 7, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst leaving the House chamber following budget negotiations on May 19, 2011.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst leaving the House chamber following budget negotiations on May 19, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Perry campaign manager to head Super PAC for Dewhurst; Komen executive quits over abortion flap; Texas Democrats feuding with Cuellar over redistricting

The Midday Brief: Feb. 3, 2012

This clinic in Mission is closed because of budget cuts to Planned Parenthood.
This clinic in Mission is closed because of budget cuts to Planned Parenthood.

Your afternoon reading: Komen reverses decision to cut Planned Parenthood funding; Paul courting Mormons in the West; state leaders warn of more budget problems for Texas

The Midday Brief: Feb. 1, 2012

Former ESPN analyst Craig James at a U.S. Senate candidate debate in Austin on Jan. 12, 2012.
Former ESPN analyst Craig James at a U.S. Senate candidate debate in Austin on Jan. 12, 2012.

Your afternoon reading: Craig James defends himself over Mike Leach flap; O'Grady says Shapiro reneged on promise of an endorsement; education commissioner's comments on testing spur backlash

The Brief: Feb. 1, 2012

The state of Texas on Tuesday made a case for its Republican-drawn redistricting maps, but a panel of federal judges didn't seem to buy it.

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