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Ted Nugent performs with his band during the May 1 concert in Hidalgo, Texas.
Ted Nugent performs with his band during the May 1 concert in Hidalgo, Texas.

It's no surprise who leads off this week's playlist of songs based on the week's news. We just had to start with a song by controversial State of the Union attendee Ted Nugent.

The Evening Brief: Feb. 15, 2013

George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.
George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.

Your evening reading: George P. Bush says he'll announce political intentions before end of session; scrutiny of Cruz continues; Lamar Smith calls meteor a reminder to fund space programs

The Brief: Feb. 15, 2013

Ted Cruz greets a delegate outside the state Republican convention on June 7, 2012.
Ted Cruz greets a delegate outside the state Republican convention on June 7, 2012.

Weeks after Ted Cruz began building a reputation as the U.S. Senate's brashest new member, his colleagues are beginning to sound off.

The Evening Brief: Feb. 14, 2013

Ted Cruz speaking at the state Republican convention in Fort Worth on June 9, 2012.
Ted Cruz speaking at the state Republican convention in Fort Worth on June 9, 2012.

Your evening reading: Cruz gets plum speaking slot at CPAC; House may restore some education cuts; Patterson expresses support for statewide property tax

The Brief: Feb. 14, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry speaks with the press on May 5, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry speaks with the press on May 5, 2011.

The drawn-out sparring match between the governors of Texas and California has come to an end — for now.

The Evening Brief: Feb. 13, 2013

State Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, speaks with fellow Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, after 2013 committee assignments are announced.
State Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, speaks with fellow Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, after 2013 committee assignments are announced.

Your evening reading: House Democrats file measure to test GOP support for immigration reform; Paul to make talk radio debut; Norquist says Texas could change national immigration debate

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