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The Brief: June 24, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks to the National Assn. of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) convention in San Antonio on June 23, 2011.
Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks to the National Assn. of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) convention in San Antonio on June 23, 2011.

Not every crowd is an adoring crowd. Gov. Rick Perry got a reality check in San Antonio this week.

The Midday Brief: June 22, 2011

State Rep. Borris Miles, D-Houston, raises a point of order on HB400 that sends the bill back to the House Education Committee on April 26, 2011.
State Rep. Borris Miles, D-Houston, raises a point of order on HB400 that sends the bill back to the House Education Committee on April 26, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Borris Miles takes school trustees to Costa Rica; lawmakers and governors across the U.S. locked in budget and education funding feuds; TWIA overhaul may make for a long summer.

The Brief: June 20, 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

In the end, Rick Perry's big decision may hinge on one simple question: Does he have enough time?

The Midday Brief: June 17, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry ceremonially signs the Voter ID on May 27, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry ceremonially signs the Voter ID on May 27, 2011.

Your afternoon reading: Perry's visit to The Wall Street Journal; Obama extends National Guard troop deployments along border; Texas Republicans decide against straw poll

The Brief: June 17, 2011

State Rep. Rob Eissler, R-The Woodlands, votes on an amendment for Senate Bill 8 on June 16, 2011.
State Rep. Rob Eissler, R-The Woodlands, votes on an amendment for Senate Bill 8 on June 16, 2011.

What looked to be a small special-session victory for Democrats unraveled on Thursday.

The Midday Brief: June 16, 2011

State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, on June 16, 2011
State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, on June 16, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Republicans reverse Democrats' Rainy Day win; the Ten Best/Worst writers explain themselves; Perry polling in single digits in Texas survey

The Brief: June 16, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at the voter ID bill signing on May 27, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at the voter ID bill signing on May 27, 2011.

Gov. Rick Perry's swing through the U.S. this week has left some Texas Democrats — still holed up in Austin — less than enthused.

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