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The Brief: Oct. 20, 2014

Enlarge photo by: Jacqueline Mermea The Big ConversationVoters can cast ballots today for the Nov. 4 general election as the two-week early voting period commences.What we know for sure is that this year's election is significant in that it will signal ... [Published The Texas Tribune - 12 hours ago]
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First Wind, Now Gas: Tax Breaks Face Scrutiny

A natural gas compressor station located near La Grange, Texas, on Jan. 29, 2014.Susan Combs , the state comptroller, stirred controversy last month when she said Texas’ growing wind energy industry should “stand on its own two feet.”“Billions of dollars ... [Published The Texas Tribune - 12 hours ago]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Inside Texas Politics: 'Tis The Season to Start Voting

With early voting  starting tomorrow, this week's edition of WFAA-TV's  Inside Texas Politics  with host David Schechter, the  Fort Worth Star-Telegram 's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey has a decidedly electoral slant. David, Bud ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Wealthy Donor Pumps Cash, Consternation Into Bexar County DA Race

SAN ANTONIO — Last March, Nicholas LaHood, a criminal defense lawyer known as “Nico,” was a candidate on the ropes. In his bid to become Bexar County’s next district attorney, he had squeaked past a challenger in the Democratic primary by just 47 vot ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Supreme Court: Texas Can Enforce Voter ID for Nov. Elections

Enlarge photo illustration by: Todd WisemanThe U.S. Supreme Court early Saturday denied a last-ditch effort to block the enforcement of Texas' controversial voter ID law in the state's upcoming elections.The ruling comes two days before the start of ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

The Playlist: About that Ebola – Sorry

An exterior view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas on Oct. 1, 2014.With the Dallas hospital that handled the first Ebola case in the U.S. saying it's sorry for its mistakes, we begin our weekly playlist of songs inspired by Texas news with ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

Texas Schools Face Fears of Ebola, Lagging Attendance

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of filamentous Ebola virus particles (red) attached and budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell (blue) (25,000x magnification).Fear over possible exposure to Ebola has triggered campus closures in some Texas ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Dallas Hospital Apologizes For "Mistakes" in Ebola Care

Enlarge photo by: Cynthia GoldsmithEbola virus virion. Created by CDC microbiologist Cynthia Goldsmith, this colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.A representative ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Subpoenas for Sermons in Houston Draw Outrage

Enlarge photo by: Gage Skidmore / Marjorie Kmays CoteraU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Houston Mayor Annise ParkerA legal battle between the city of Houston and religious leaders has erupted into a national debate this week about religious liberty and freedom ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 4 reports

Video: TribLive: Houston on Paxton

At our 10/16 TribLive conversation, Sam Houston, the Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General in 2014, argued the case against his Republican opponent, state Sen. Ken Paxton , R-McKinney. ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 2 reports

The Brief: Oct. 16, 2014

An exterior view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas on Oct. 1, 2014.The Big ConversationWednesday amounted to a daylong series of body blows to those who thought that authorities had things under control in the response to the diagnosis of ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 3 reports

Davis Says Controversial Ad About One Thing: Hypocrisy

Screenshot taken from Wendy Davis campaign ad that first aired on Oct. 10, 2014.Wendy Davis , the Democratic nominee for governor, said Monday that a  controversial TV ad  criticizing Republican opponent Greg Abbott  is about highlighting how Abbott has ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 13 2014]

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"Political experts say the wall-to-wall coverage of Ebola hurts challengers more than incumbents who do not need to rely on the media to get their message out. ... 'It does not give Wendy Davis or the other statewide candidates an opportunity to even try and change the narrative,'  Wade Emmert , chairman of the Dallas County Republican Party, told Svitek. 'It really has locked in the Republican support as of the day the Ebola situation began.'"
LaHood defends the contributions. "Everything is out in the open," he said. "Everything we're doing is within the parameters of the law."
...Former state Rep. Mark Shelton , R-Fort Worth, a physician who specializes in pediatric infectious diseases, said, "The biggest threat to Texas school children is all the regular stuff. Influenza, pertussis. They are much more likely to be exposed to pertussis than they are to Ebola." For the panic surrounding Ebola, we offer the Kinks' "Destroyer," a tale of fear and paranoia, perhaps without cause

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First Wind, Now Gas: Tax Breaks Face Scrutiny [Published The Texas Tribune - 12 hours ago]
The Brief: Oct. 20, 2014 [Published The Texas Tribune - 12 hours ago]
Inside Texas Politics: 'Tis The Season to Start... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 19 2014]
Wealthy Donor Pumps Cash, Consternation Into Be... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 19 2014]
The Playlist: About that Ebola – Sorry [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 18 2014]
U.S. Supreme Court: Texas Can Enforce Voter ID ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 18 2014]
Texas Schools Face Fears of Ebola, Lagging Atte... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 17 2014]
In Ebola Fight, Perry Pushes West Africa Travel... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 17 2014]
Video: TribLive: Houston on Paxton [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 17 2014]
Video: TribLive: Houston on His Uphill Battle [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 17 2014]
Video: TribLive: Houston on Open Government [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 17 2014]
Subpoenas for Sermons in Houston Draw Outrage [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 16 2014]
Dallas Hospital Apologizes For "Mistakes" in Eb... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 16 2014]
CD-23 Rivals Gallego and Hurd Tout Fundraising ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 16 2014]
Video: Video: Looking to Avoid Confusion Over V... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 16 2014]
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Judge OKs Millions in Bonuses at Bankrupt Energ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 16 2014]
Davis Says Controversial Ad Has Been "Incredibl... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 16 2014]
Enterprise Fund Criticism Overblown, Committee ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 15 2014]
Latest Ebola Patient Traveled By Plane [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 15 2014]
Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court to Block Voter ID [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 15 2014]
Details Yet to Emerge in Patrick's Tax Proposal [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 15 2014]
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Lawmakers Exploring Ways to Remove Graduation H... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 15 2014]
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