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TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 11/19/12

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 11/19/12

by Evan Smith, The Texas Tribune, November 24, 2012 With apologies to Charles Dickens, this was an election cycle marked by the worst of candidates and the best of candidates. Our rendering — our timeline — of the progression from Gov. Rick Perry’s remarkably unsuccessful campaign for president to U.S.…

Top Texas News for the Week of 1/30/12

Top Texas News for the Week of 1/30/12

by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune 5 hours ago U.S. Rep. Ron Paul‘s fourth-place finish in Florida’s primary on Tuesday wasn’t surprising. Paul, who barely competed in the Sunshine State, is sticking to his focus on smaller caucus states, which award delegates based on a proportional system. Wealthy donors and companies, most…

This Week in Texas!

This Week in Texas!

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/2/12 by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune Gov. Rick Perry said he would head home for some “prayer and reflection” after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses and that he would decide whether to continue his presidential campaign over the next…

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 11/14/11

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 11/14/11

Texas Tribune: Top Texas News For Week of 11/14/11 by Evan Smith- Texas Tribune The number of Texans receiving food aid has increased by nearly 1.4 million in the last four years. Use this interactive to see the percentage of each county’s population that receives food assistance and the economic impact…

Texas Tribune: Top Texas News for Oct. 28, 2011

By David Muto- Texas Tribune The Big Conversation: Fellow Republican candidates aren’t coming to Rick Perry’s defense over the possibility that he might skip future debates. But to some extent, they can sympathize. Perry representatives’ recent suggestions that the governor may miss upcoming showdowns to campaign in early-primary states have…

Texas Tribune: Top Texas News for Oct. 7, 2011

The Big Conversation: Rick Perry may have just won one fundraising battle, but he’s losing another. The Perry campaign announced Wednesday that the governor raised an impressive $17 million in the latest fundraising quarter. That put Perry, in need of good news after a series of poor debate performances, ahead…

Texas Tribune: Top Texas News, Oct. 14, 2011

By Bob Daemmrich- Texas Tribune During Gov. Rick Perry‘s major policy speech today, expect to hear echoes of a familiar refrain: drill, baby, drill. So say multiple reports on Perry’s long-awaited jobs plan, which he’ll deliver today at a steel mill in Pittsburgh. “We are standing atop the next American…

Texas Tribune: In Blow to Perry, Romney Gets Christie Endorsement

By Morgan Smith- Texas Tribune LEBANON, N.H. —  Gov. Rick Perry‘s chief rival for the GOP presidential nomination has picked up a key endorsement from popular New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The announcement that Christie will support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came just hours before a debate that will…

 Texas Tribune: New Texas Law on Student Fitness Faces Obstacles

 Texas Tribune: New Texas Law on Student Fitness Faces Obstacles

Texas children are fat — and getting fatter. It is something state policy makers have known and have struggled to address for years. In the last decade, the Legislature has passed laws that set nutritional standards for school meals, required body mass index screenings for children and adolescents, and instituted…