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The Evening Brief: Nov. 6, 2012

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Flawn Academic Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus on Nov. 6, 2012.
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Flawn Academic Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus on Nov. 6, 2012.

Your evening reading: voting extended two hours in Galveston County; last look at federal candidates' fundraising numbers; Cruz looking past likely victory tonight

The Brief: Nov. 6, 2012

Texans may have missed out on the presidential action, but with the big day finally here, they're about to find out how the state's down-ballot drama plays out.

The Evening Brief: Nov. 5, 2012

Your evening reading: what to watch for on Tuesday; early voting total in Texas down from 2008; attorney general rules employers can't restrict handguns in cars

The Brief: Nov. 5, 2012

Rick Perry stands in the spotlight while answering a question at the Smokey Row Coffee House in Oskaloosa, Iowa on December 28, 2011.
Rick Perry stands in the spotlight while answering a question at the Smokey Row Coffee House in Oskaloosa, Iowa on December 28, 2011.

Mitt Romney got an assist from Gov. Rick Perry over the weekend as the presidential campaign barreled toward the finish line.

The Evening Brief: Nov. 2, 2012

Your evening reading: final pre-election campaign finance reports filed; state NAACP urges voters to report intimidation; Texas professor wins release of Watergate records

The Evening Brief: Nov. 1, 2012

Your evening reading: another volley in international election observers controversy; state executes 250th inmate under Perry's watch; Post editorial compares Abbott to "post-Soviet autocrat"

The Evening Brief: Oct. 31, 2012

Rebecca Rankin, a family nurse practitioner, is the lead clinician at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Edinburg.  Rankin has worked with Planned Parenthood for 15 years.
Rebecca Rankin, a family nurse practitioner, is the lead clinician at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Edinburg. Rankin has worked with Planned Parenthood for 15 years.

Your evening reading: launch of state-run Women's Health Program delayed; Cruz features father in new TV ad; economy and immigration top list of Texans' concerns in new UT/TT Poll

The Brief: Oct. 31, 2012

State Rep. John Kuempel, R-Seguin, looks through redistricting maps on display during debate on the House floor on June 14, 2011.
State Rep. John Kuempel, R-Seguin, looks through redistricting maps on display during debate on the House floor on June 14, 2011.

Less than a week before Election Day, the politics of redistricting continue to reverberate in Texas.

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