The Brief: November 17, 2009

Two unrelated notes for this Tuesday morning: The National Weather Service says that cool — even freezing — temperatures are expected throughout the state and former Vice President Dick Cheney is in town.

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KBH to TFRW: A change in plans

I must put what's best for my campaign aside and do what is best for Texas. That is why I must stay in the Senate while running for the Republican nomination for governor. I cannot walk away while this fight is being fought by our fellow Republicans. I must stay and fight with them.

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2007 TXU television ad

A 2007 television advertisement used by lobbyists working for Texas Energy Future Holdings, Inc., the company that acquired TXU. Full Story