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The Evening Brief: Feb. 7, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry presenting the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildland Firefighting Teams.
Gov. Rick Perry presenting the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildland Firefighting Teams.

Your evening reading: Perry heading to California for business tour; Morton sees "road to accountability" in inquiry; Poe to help lead GOP immigration caucus

The Brief: Feb. 7, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry delivering his seventh State of the State speech on Jan. 29, 2013.
Gov. Rick Perry delivering his seventh State of the State speech on Jan. 29, 2013.

The sparring match between the governors of Texas and California is starting to take on tones of a full-blown rivalry.

The Evening Brief: Feb. 5, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown of California
Gov. Jerry Brown of California

Your evening reading: California governor calls Perry's ad campaign "barely a fart"; Branch says he's considering bid for attorney general; Castro testifies on federal immigration reform

The Brief: Feb. 5, 2013

State district Judge John Dietz issuing a ruling in the school finance trial on Feb. 4, 2013.
State district Judge John Dietz issuing a ruling in the school finance trial on Feb. 4, 2013.

A major ruling on Monday marked the latest turn in a case likely to profoundly impact the future of Texas' public school system.

The Evening Brief: Feb. 4, 2013

District Court Judge John Dietz of Austin is shown in his courtroom on Feb. 4, 2013, before he ruled that the state's school finance system was unconstitutional.
District Court Judge John Dietz of Austin is shown in his courtroom on Feb. 4, 2013, before he ruled that the state's school finance system was unconstitutional.

Your evening reading: judge rules against Texas' school finance system; Piers Morgan to hold show tonight near Houston; Perry luring Californians to Texas with radio ads

The Brief: Feb. 4, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry at a State Board of Education meeting on Feb. 1, 2013.
Gov. Rick Perry at a State Board of Education meeting on Feb. 1, 2013.

The renewed debate over gay membership in the the Boy Scouts of America has pitted Gov. Rick Perry squarely against President Obama.

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