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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.

The Evening Brief: Oct. 30, 2012

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, ponders a reporter's question at a press briefing May 30, 2012 at the Texas Capitol.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, ponders a reporter's question at a press briefing May 30, 2012 at the Texas Capitol.

Your evening reading: Republican calls on Straus to explain redistricting process; Perry to campaign with Pennsylvania Senate candidate; outside group hits Gallego over support from environmentalists

The Evening Brief: Oct. 29, 2012

Your evening reading: state urges "motor voters" to check registration status; A&M System launches accountability site; tracking the early vote in Texas

The Evening Brief: Oct. 25, 2012

Your evening reading: Clinton, Cheney headlining campaign events tonight; 5th Circuit upholds ban on gun sales to people under 21; comptroller's report details public school debt

The Brief: Oct. 25, 2012

Pete Gallego and Bill Clinton
Pete Gallego and Bill Clinton

Texas may miss out on the presidential drama, but a flurry of campaign activity today — including a visit from Bill Clinton — will seek to remind voters about drama further down the ballot.

The Evening Brief: Oct. 24, 2012

Your evening reading: state officials say cancer-research fund will recover from controversy; speculation about Romney cabinet includes Texas names; Cruz campaigns for Sheets

The Brief: Oct. 24, 2012

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott discusses the Affordable Care Act at The Texas Tribune Festival on September 22, 2012.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott discusses the Affordable Care Act at The Texas Tribune Festival on September 22, 2012.

The battle over voting rights in Texas appears to have gone international, and some state officials aren't happy about it.

The Brief: Oct. 23, 2012

Election Day is quickly approaching, but in Texas this week, a huge lawsuit involving most of the state's school districts has managed to steal some of the spotlight. 

The Evening Brief: Oct. 22, 2012

Your evening reading: school finance trial begins; Clinton to stump for Gallego in San Antonio; Libertarian in U.S. Senate race launches TV ad

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