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.

The Brief will still show up on our website — once a day, early in the morning. But if you’re the type who reaches for your ...

The Brief: January 13, 2010

Remember those kids who would do extra homework assignments — without turning them in? Apparently Gov. Rick Perry and Education Commissioner Robert Scott might have just such students.

The Brief: January 4, 2010

As we approach today’s filing deadline, there are — to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld — known knowns. We also know there are known unknowns. But there are also unknown unknowns; the ones we don't know we don't know.

The Brief: December 30, 2009

Here’s one of U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison ’s New Year’s resolutions: “clean up” the Texas Department of Transportation.