Dewhurst Calls for $60M for Border Security; Davis Earned $284k in 2012;
TT Asks All Statewides for Tax Returns; MRT on TV
Good morning from Austin.
Here’s the quick brief as it’s a busy time:
Your absolute must clicks:
> Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R-TX), who is seeking reelection, called for $60 million in border security funding.
> Gubernatorial candidate and State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) earned $284,000 in 2012, according to her just released tax returns.
> The Texas Tribune asked all the statewide candidates to release the last three years of their tax returns. Here’s the report on how the candidates responded.
MRT ON TV
Last night, MRT co-founder Jason Stanford (@JasStanford) and I appeared on KTBC Fox Austin to discuss the all-important anglo women vote in the 2014 Governor’s race.
On Tuesday night, Stanford and I debated the Texas economic model vs. the California model.
Jason and I hope you will watch these segments and offer sartorial advice.
2013 / 2014 / 2016:
– Daily Beast’s Dave Catanese reports on Gov. Rick Perry’s (R-TX) recent political trip to Spartanburg, SC.
– Texas Tribune polling outfit reports on the negative poll ratings of President Obama and how that’s a drag for Texas Democrats.
– TT reports on Agriculture Commissioner candidate Eric Opiela’s focus on “fighting for rural communities.”
Other stories of interest:
– Texans feature prominently on list of most philanthropic Americans.
– A construction worker at Kyle Field in College Station died one day after falling four stories.
– Next year the Formula 1 race in Austin will be the same weekend as the NASCAR race in DFW.
– A wonderful potential Christmas present for Batkid.
– Remember MTV veejay Kennedy form the 1990s? She’s headed to Fox Business Network.
– Ron Burgundy is co-hosting Sportscenter tonight. Here’s Burgundy interviewing Peyton Manning.
– President Obama hopes to host “Sportscenter” after he retires.
– Magic Johnson’s trophy room is a sight to behold.
– Tim Tebow as college football analyst is causing a three network bidding war.
– Nice shot here from former Longhorn basketball player and now Boston Celtic Avery Bradley.
– The new “House of Cards” season two trailer is out. (The trailer will underwhelm you)
– The final draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be released Friday morning (televised live on ESPN).
Your Daily Source of Inspiration:
– Abilene, TX restaurant closes for employee ‘attitude adjustment.
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