Must Read Texas – September 28, 2013

Perry Speaks at Midwest CPAC; AP profiles Pauken;
Good afternoon from Austin.

Your must reads for today:
> Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) spoke at the midwest CPAC in St. Louis today.  Here’s the 
video of his speech.
> AP 
profiles Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Pauken.

– Gov. Perry made three appointments to CPRIT.
– DMN reports (behind paywall) on on the escalating fight between UT Regent Wallace Hall and State Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin).

2013 / 2014 / 2016:
– The Weekly Standard reports on Rick Perry’s second act.

Other stories of interest:
– A&M’s enrollment reaches a record of 58,809, the highest in Texas and top 5 nationally.

Lighter clicks:
– NYT tries to understand LSU coach Les Miles.
– Some folks are promoting in a high profile way, a PR effort to encourage the Jacksonville Jaguars to sign Tim Tebow.
– Conan O’Brien’s LinkedIn page is hilarious.
– NBC is benefiting from airing European Premiere League games.

Your Daily Source of Inspiration:
– Well played, Grandma.


VIDEO: Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) speaks at CPAC St. Louis (9/28/13 4:20pm)

DMN ($): Born in Canada, Ted Cruz became a citizen of that country, as well as U.S. (8/19/13 1:43am) – See more at:

AP: Abbott? Wendy? Pauken also in Texas governor race (9/28/13 4:13pm)

DMN: Republican candidates for Texas AG debate in Austin (9/28/13 4:09pm)

DMN ($): Anonymous group critical of Mike Miles starts and sends mailers (9/28/13 4:09pm)

DMN ($): Senate delivers stinging rebuke to Cruz (9/28/13 4:08pm)

DMN: Rep. Pete Sessions and Sen. John Cornyn hit back at FreedomWorks over Obamacare (9/28/13 4:07pm)

DMN: F-35 jet fighter simulator provides flight of fantasy (9/28/13 4:06pm)

DMN ($): Fight over University of Texas heats up between Perry ally, senator (9/28/13 4:05pm)

CHRON: Mayor Castro talks Pre-K at Tribune Fest (9/28/13 3:58pm)

CHRON: Speaker Straus: ‘I doubt that Texas would ever be ready for me’ (9/28/13 3:58pm)

SAEN ($): The Scooter Store’s final days (9/28/13 3:53pm)

SAEN ($): Drought, industry affecting water state’s ‘most valuable resource’ (9/28/13 3:52pm)

WEEKLY STANDARD: Rick Perry’s Second Act (9/28/13 3:28pm)

KTVI FOX HOUSTON: Texas Gov. Perry greeting crowds at festival before C-PAC (9/28/13 3:14pm)

KANSAS CITY STAR: On eve of CPAC in Missouri, Rick Perry sounding like a presidential candidate (9/28/13 3:12pm)

POLITICO: Ted Cruz again refuses to back John Cornyn (9/28/13 2:31pm)

D MAGAZINE: Innocence Project Asks Governor Perry to Pardon Cameron Todd Willingham (9/28/13 2:27pm)

POLITIFACT: Ted Cruz says policy change by UPS left employees’ spouses “without health insurance” (9/28/13 2:25pm)

POLITICO: Peter King: ‘Vile’ phone calls by Ted Cruz allies (9/28/13 2:23pm)

TIME MAGAZINE: Wendy Davis Laces Up Her Running (for Governor) Shoes (9/28/13 2:17pm)

TT: Advocates File Lawsuit to Block Abortion Restrictions (9/28/13 1:40am)

VIDEO: U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) on MSNBC’s “Hardball” (9/28/13 12:26am)

VIDEO: Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) on CNBC’s “Kudlow and Company” (9/28/13 12:24am)

VIDEO: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Fox News’ “On the Record” (9/28/13 12:14am)

VIDEO: U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Fox News’ “Hannity” (9/28/13 12:11am)


FWST ($): Tuesday is a big day for national healthcare act (9/28/13 4:04pm)

FWST ($): Budget tomfoolery courts real harm (9/28/13 4:03pm)

BURKA BLOG: I’m Confused (9/28/13 2:17pm)

BLOGS (from the left)

MEDIAITE: Bill Maher Bashes Ted Cruz, Compares Him to Twerking Miley Cyrus (9/28/13 3:27pm)

BOR: Rick Perry Suddenly Supports Extra Bureaucracy – But Only for Health Care Navigators (9/28/13 2:26pm)

BURNT ORANGE REPORT: Sen. Letcia Van De Putte & Congressman Marc Veasey Take On Ted Cruz Over Government Shutdown (9/28/13 2:19pm)

BLOGS (from the right)

LIFE NEWS: Lawsuit filed shows abortion advocates accept defeat, seek to protect bottom-line (9/28/13 3:13pm)

OFFICE OF GOV. PERRY: S&P Raises Texas to Highest AAA Credit Rating (9/28/13 2:29pm)

THE BLAZE: Glenn Beck Program: The best Ted Cruz moments (9/28/13 2:21pm)

RAMPARTS 360: Senator Cornyn is a Texas Sized Disgrace (9/28/13 2:18pm)

Author: Must Read Texas

Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) & Jason Stanford @MustReadTexas