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The Evening Brief: May 21, 2012

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a campaign event for Gov. Rick Perry in 2010.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a campaign event for Gov. Rick Perry in 2010.

Your evening reading: Perry, Palin featured in new Senate race ads; Paul racks up delegates at Minnesota convention; study says Texas among top three states in exonerations

The Brief: May 21, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst speaking to the press about budget and education matters on May 17, 2011.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst speaking to the press about budget and education matters on May 17, 2011.

With just over a week until Election Day, the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll may spell trouble for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

The Evening Brief: May 18, 2012

Your evening reading: documents revealed in HD-19 race say candidate left teaching job over sexual references; ruling on state incentives sparks Combs, Patterson spat; Dewhurst invested extra $6 million in campaign

Texplainer: Who Can Fire a UT System President?

University of Texas at Austin President, William Powers - Dec. 14, 2011
University of Texas at Austin President, William Powers - Dec. 14, 2011

Texas Monthly blog post last week ignited controversy over University of Texas President Bill Powers' future at the university — and raised questions about who decides whether he stays or goes. The answer? It's not one person's decision.


The Evening Brief: May 17, 2012

Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, during debate on higher education bill SB5 on May 3, 2011.
Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, during debate on higher education bill SB5 on May 3, 2011.

Your evening reading: Wentworth files defamation suit against Jones; Paul campaign still raising money; Texas now one of five "minority-majority" states

The Brief: May 17, 2012

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa during a Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency hearing on Sept. 21, 2011.
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa during a Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency hearing on Sept. 21, 2011.

One of the key figures in the rumors roiling the University of Texas at Austin has opened up about the controversy.

The Evening Brief: May 16, 2012

Gov. Rick Perry stops for an impromptu press conference in the hallway behind the Senate chamber on July 19, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry stops for an impromptu press conference in the hallway behind the Senate chamber on July 19, 2011.

Your evening reading: Perry votes for Romney, says Straus hasn't asked for endorsement; Club for Growth boosts spending against Dewhurst; Republican state senator's fundraiser for Democrat draws scrutiny in Dallas

The Evening Brief: May 15, 2012

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012, in Austin.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012, in Austin.

Your evening reading: Cruz and Dewhurst launch dueling "lying" ads; George W. Bush quietly voices support for Romney; Hutchison officially endorses Romney

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