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Livestream: Abbott, Davis Have Their First Debate — We're livestreaming the first general election debate of the 2014 race for governor between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis. The livestream of the debate in Edinburg comes courtesy of our news partners at KGBT-TV, KTLM-TV and The Monitor.

The Brief: High-Stakes Showdown in the Valley — In the run-up to tonight's first televised debate between the two leading candidates for governor - Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis - as much attention is being paid to the setting of the encounter as the substance.

SBOE Conservatives Rewrite American History Books — Was America ordained by God to lead the world? Are our public school students taught enough about the African American and Hispanic experiences? Was Joseph McCarthy an American hero? The always controversial State Board of Education meets this week to take up such questions as it revises Texas' social studies standards.
Sep 19, 2014

Here's some BG on Bill Ames, who is railing against liberal bias in Texas classrooms. He helped write TEKS… #txed

The 2014 Texas Tribune Festival — Presenting the fourth annual Texas Tribune Festival, a full weekend of debate, discussion and dialogue featuring some of the biggest names in the world of politics and public policy, including chairs of major committees in the Texas House and Senate.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @JimMarston: During tomorrow’s #TTFEnergy panel, @Jmalewitz will dive into the State of the TX Grid Don't miss out! #txenergy

Sep 17, 2014

RT @JimMarston: Our electric grid is changing. Learn more at this weekend’s #tribunefest where @jmalewitz moderates my energy panel