- Perry 'Retires' To Boost Pension Pay – Jay Root, Texas Tribune
- Sanchez quits race for Senate – Nolan Hicks, Houston Chronicle
- Growth of large private water companies brings higher water rates, little recourse for consumers – Jeremy Schwartz and Eric Dexheimer, Austin American-Statesman
- Lawmakers form subcommittee to oversee rate increases, reform private water industry – Jeremy Schwartz, Austin American-Statesman
- Texas’ quest for water: who should supply it? – Jordan Brownwood, Texas Budget Source
- Jeff Sandefer, TOY and UT System innovation – Rodger Jones, Dallas Morning News
- Even in a tough economy, Tarrant County has millions for construction – Dave Lieber, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- Craig James' football resume double-edged sword in possible Senate run – Jim Vertuno, AP
- Dallas touts itself with Houston skyline – Robert Wilonsky, Unfair Park
- Building Codes to Tighten Across Texas – Kate Galbraith, Texas Tribune
- Austin City Council’s Cram-down On Bags – Mary Lou Serafine, Ramparts 360
- TLR, ally or AWOL – Daniel Greer, AgendaWise Reports
- Rick Perry's last stand – James Hohmann, Politico
- Governor for life? – Paul Burka, BurkaBlog
- Liberal groups file FEC complaint against Perry campaign – Tom Benning, Trail Blazers Blog
We supplied a more informative headilne.
- Unemployment Drops in November; Private Industries Grow – Becca Aaronson, Texas Tribune
But wait, wasn’t the sky supposed to have fallen by now due to the state budget cuts?
- Redistricting Judges Risk Disruption of Texas Elections – Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune
Suppose state lawmakers were fooling with the primaries in a way that shrank voter turnout and affected the election results and the state political parties’ ability to hold summer conventions. Would that have been allowed under the Voting Rights Act? Would they have been able to justify the extra spending? Would the counties have complained?
Would these same federal courts have allowed it?
Better question: Are there no substantive editors at the Trib to rein in this sort of thing?
- UT System Leaders Look Back At a Long Year – Reeve Hamilton, Texas Tribune
Yet another piece of, by, and for Tribune’s institutional sources.
- Voter ID Is Not Jim Crow – National Review Online
Somebody tell the lockstep Texas political media.