Pete Sessions

 Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Aug. 1, 2014

Ted Cruz has become the latest D.C.-based practitioner of the Pottery Barn rule: He broke the border bill, and now, possibly more than any other single person, he owns it.

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 United States Coast Guard

The Brief: March 25, 2014

Tar balls from Saturday's spill of 168,000 gallons of fuel oil in into Galveston Bay began to wash ashore on Monday as officials assessed the long-term effects of the accident.

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 Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune

The Brief: March 5, 2014

Some questions got answered in Tuesday's primary contests as the conversation now shifts to the May runoff elections and to the November general elections.

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 Bob Daemmrich / Jenn Whitney

The Brief: Feb. 25, 2014

Democrats and Republicans in Texas differ in their enthusiasm for spending more money for education, but they tend to agree on the need to invest more, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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 Axel Gerdau

The Brief: Jan. 9, 2014

The Public Utility Commission's proposed changes to the electric market gained a powerful detractor in recent days: the Texas Oil and Gas Association, the state's oldest and largest petroleum organization.

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 Spencer Selvidge

The Brief: Dec. 17, 2013

California Republican Darrell Issa supplemented a report critical of the health care navigator program with a field hearing in Texas on Monday to further explore those criticisms with a panel tilted heavily toward GOP members.

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