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The Midday Brief: Top Texas Headlines for July 28, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry (r) looks at the crowd of reporters in the Governor's Reception Room as State Sen. Troy Fraser (l), R-Marble Falls, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst react at the Voter ID bill signing on May 27, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry (r) looks at the crowd of reporters in the Governor's Reception Room as State Sen. Troy Fraser (l), R-Marble Falls, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst react at the Voter ID bill signing on May 27, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Perry walks back gay marriage remark; Troy Fraser for governor?; Perry eying Fox News debate

The Brief: Top Texas News for July 27, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry talks about the Texas economy while speaking in front of a Boeing 787 airplane during the ceremonial bill signing of HB3727 in San Antonio on June 23, 2011.
Texas Governor Rick Perry talks about the Texas economy while speaking in front of a Boeing 787 airplane during the ceremonial bill signing of HB3727 in San Antonio on June 23, 2011.

A new poll confirms the trend: Rick Perry's not even running yet, but he's already almost beating Mitt Romney.

The Midday Brief: Top Texas Headlines for July 26, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media about his possible presidential plans after a meeting of the Cash Management Commitee on July 19, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media about his possible presidential plans after a meeting of the Cash Management Commitee on July 19, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: pro-Perry radio ad airing in Iowa; primary calendar worries Republicans; Perry, gay marriage and the Republican Party

The Brief: Top Texas News for July 22, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry departs a private plane at the San Antonio International Airport during a campaign stop on November 1, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry departs a private plane at the San Antonio International Airport during a campaign stop on November 1, 2010

Two new polls show Rick Perry — who's done little so far but send rumor mills churning — already within striking distance of Mitt Romney.

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