Tribpedia: The Brief

We’re merged the convenience of the email blast and the need-to-know nature of the Brief into a single daily missive, delivered from newsletters editor John Reynolds’ fingertips directly to your inbox first thing every morning.

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The Brief: December 21, 2009

Just like Santa needs Rudolph et al. to get him through Christmas, Democrat Farouk Shami needs a good team to carry him to the March gubernatorial primary.

The Brief: December 14, 2009

Kinky Friedman’s song “Before All Hell Breaks Loose” begins, “Time to resign from the human race.”   Today, we will find out if he thinks it’s time to do the same in the governor's race.

The Brief: December 11, 2009

If you trust the latest polling, Gene Locke has some sprinting to do today if he wants to catch up in the race to be Houston’s next mayor.

The Brief: December 4, 2009

All ears are upon Houston Mayor Bill White — a man whose own ears Texas Monthly calls “perhaps a size too large for the superstructure.”