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The Rundown is a daily news briefing on Texas politics and policy from The Texas Tribune. With reporters based in Austin, Dallas and Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, we are your go-to source for news on Texas issues.

The Rundown is a daily news briefing on Texas politics and policy from The Texas Tribune. With reporters based in Austin, Dallas and Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, we are your go-to source for news on Texas issues.
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The Rundown is a daily news briefing on Texas politics and policy from The Texas Tribune. With reporters based in Austin, Dallas and Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, we are your go-to source for news on Texas issues.

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Episodes

Julián Castro forms presidential exploratory committee

12/13/2018
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The former U.S. housing secretary and San Antonio mayor took another step toward a 2020 presidential run Wednesday. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:41

Proposal would provide more tax relief than new school funding

12/12/2018
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Gov. Greg Abbott's pitch is one of a long list of recommendations a state school finance panel will send to lawmakers later this month. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:40

Richardson ISD has grown much more diverse. Its school board hasn’t.

12/11/2018
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Only one person of color has ever served on the Richardson ISD school board. Now, he's suing the district over its method of electing school board members, alleging it denies people of color a fair say in who represents them. Plus, get the latest on Congress' unfinished business that could cost Texas millions and find out why voters in a Houston-area district are heading to the polls. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:38

A court ruling may allow migrant families to be held indefinitely

12/10/2018
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Migrant children are not supposed to be detained for more than 20 days in unlicensed facilities. Texas may be able to license two family detention centers, in Dilley and Karnes County, after an appeals court ruling last week. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:47

State regulators consider controversial plan to boost power generation

12/7/2018
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The Public Utility Commission is considering measures to ensure Texans don't lose power in the hot summer months. A plan generators are pushing would cost $4 billion — and lead to higher electric bills. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:04:22

Texans to say goodbye to George H.W. Bush today

12/6/2018
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The 41st president will be remembered at a funeral service in Houston and buried at his presidential library in College Station. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:28

Liquor giant Spec's sues TABC for "abusive" enforcement attempts

12/5/2018
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In a case that alleges overzealous business regulation, Spec's, the state's largest liquor chain, is suing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for “wrongfully and maliciously” trying to impose huge fines and sanctions on the retailer. The state says it's immune from such suits. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:17

San Antonio is innovating to integrate its schools, but at whose expense?

12/4/2018
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To stem the exodus of students to private and charter schools, San Antonio ISD is redesigning dozens of schools that now offer popular educational programs. Families and educators at those schools are thrilled, but people at other schools feel left out. The story is part of our 'Dis-integration' series that focuses on the challenges school communities have faced in integrating their schools. Read more now at texastribune.org.

Duration:00:03:31

Texans pay tribute to President George H.W. Bush

12/3/2018
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The 41st president of the United States died Friday at the age of 94.

Duration:00:03:15

U.S. Rep. Granger tapped to be top Republican on Appropriations Committee

11/30/2018
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An influential GOP group voted Thursday to select Kay Granger, the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Texas, to be the party's ranking member on the budget-writing panel once Democrats take over control of the chamber. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:05

School segregation in Texas is far from a distant memory

11/29/2018
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Today The Texas Tribune launches a four-part series that takes readers into the struggle for equality and equity in Texas classrooms well after federally mandated integration orders have been lifted. Sure, it’s the story of Texas, but it’s also the story of the country’s shifting demographics and the issue of public education. What’s ahead for students of color who attend school districts with histories of inequality? www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:02:34

Report: Families still being separated at the border

11/28/2018
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Immigration lawyers say border agents are again removing children from their parents. The explanation? They’re protecting kids from criminal dads and moms. Immigration advocates say it’s zero tolerance by another name. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:24

Beto O'Rourke no longer ruling out 2020 run

11/27/2018
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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, said at a town hall in El Paso Monday that he and his wife had "made a decision not to rule anything out." www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:43

State Rep. Tom Craddick marks a half-century in office

11/26/2018
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Craddick, who is best known for his iron-fisted grip on the gavel during his six years as speaker of the Texas House, has not lost any interest in serving in the Capitol. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:01:37

Judge blocks Trump's asylum ban for migrants who enter illegally from Mexico

11/21/2018
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The temporary restraining order halts President Donald Trump’s effort to automatically deny asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:02

Some Texas Republicans defend Adm. McRaven in wake of Trump attack

11/20/2018
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President Trump derided Bill McRaven, who recently left his post as chancellor of the University of Texas, as a “Hillary Clinton fan” and an “Obama backer” before suggesting that the four-star admiral should have caught Osama bin Laden faster. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:02

Mapping out the field for 2020

11/19/2018
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Winning an election by just a little bit can make a candidate a target in the next election. And this year's ballots in Texas were full of close finishes. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:15

Democratic congressman from Texas working to push out Pelosi

11/16/2018
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U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela of Brownsville is one of more than a dozen Democrats who claim they have the votes to deprive Nancy Pelosi of another term as House Speaker. They might be right. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:10

Secretary Mattis visits troops deployed to Texas-Mexico border

11/15/2018
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Base Camp Donna in South Texas Wednesday, weeks after President Trump dispatched thousands of active-duty forces to the border in anticipation of a Central American migrant caravan. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:21

Anti-vaccine Texas families may take fight to day cares next

11/14/2018
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A leading anti-vaccine group claims that day cares are breaking the law by denying kids who haven't been vaccinated. Experts say the group is misinterpreting the law. www.texastribune.org

Duration:00:03:52