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The Evening Brief: Oct. 18, 2013

State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker, and state Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, at the signing of House Bill 2 on July 18, 2013.
State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker, and state Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, at the signing of House Bill 2 on July 18, 2013.

Your evening reading: Combs endorses Hegar for comptroller; key conservative group backs Patrick for lieutenant governor; Merritt to run for agriculture commissioner

The Evening Brief: Oct. 17, 2013

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaking at LaRue Tactical in Leander on Feb. 19, 2013.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaking at LaRue Tactical in Leander on Feb. 19, 2013.

Your evening reading: Cruz won't rule out another shutdown fight; Obama renews push for immigration reform; Democrat joins attorney general's race

The Evening Brief: Oct. 16, 2013

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 16, 2013.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 16, 2013.

Your evening reading: Cruz backs down but won't admit defeat; Hutchison criticizes Republicans who "hijacked" budget debate; Cruz and Cornyn meet with Texas Democrats

The Brief: Oct. 15, 2013

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a charter school rally.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at a charter school rally.

Presidential impeachment may have just emerged as the latest flash point in the GOP race for lieutenant governor.

The Evening Brief: Oct. 14, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry addresses the National Right to Life convention.
Gov. Rick Perry addresses the National Right to Life convention.

Your evening reading: Perry hits Washington, promotes GOP governors in new ad for nonprofit group; Hegar touts "support for the unborn" in first campaign video; broad support for water measure in new UT/TT Poll

The Brief: Oct. 14, 2013

World War II veteran Richard Overton of Austin, 107, accepts an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol from U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Aug. 22, 2013.
World War II veteran Richard Overton of Austin, 107, accepts an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol from U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Aug. 22, 2013.

While fiscal negotiations inched forward over the weekend, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz held the spotlight.

The Evening Brief: Oct. 11, 2013

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference on March 16, 2013.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference on March 16, 2013.

Your evening reading: Cruz confronts Obama at White House meeting; GOP lieutenant governor candidates clash again over Patrick ad; Cruz heckled at Values Voter Summit

The Brief: Oct. 11, 2013

Greg Abbott announces his run for governor at the La Villita Historic Arts District in downtown San Antonio on July 14, 2013.
Greg Abbott announces his run for governor at the La Villita Historic Arts District in downtown San Antonio on July 14, 2013.

A down-ballot dispute over in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants has spilled into the governor's race.

The Evening Brief: Oct. 10, 2013

U.S. Ted Cruz speaking at the 2013 Young Americans for Liberty National Convention at George Mason University in Arlington, Va.
U.S. Ted Cruz speaking at the 2013 Young Americans for Liberty National Convention at George Mason University in Arlington, Va.

Your evening reading: Cruz supports six-week debt ceiling hike; Republicans to hold fundraiser for Texas Women's Health Program; federal government to fine West plant company

The Evening Brief: Oct. 9, 2013

Greg Abbott at a rally in Wichita Falls on July 16, 2013.
Greg Abbott at a rally in Wichita Falls on July 16, 2013.

Your evening reading: national Republicans launch Hispanic outreach effort in Texas; Battleground Texas moving key staffers to Fort Worth; TxDOT may get extra funding for damaged roads

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