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8/11/02

Texas Coverage 8.11

Topping state news, Rick Perry in Houston. Perry spoke about education, among other issues, but did not get the crowd at the opening of a new teamsters hall in Houston revved up until he touched on transportation issues. The Republican Governor is seeking to maintain his job this fall. He discussed his proposal to build a network of wide corridors across the state designed to serve a variety of transportation modes, called the Trans-Texas Corridor. Then, Perry turned to Mexican trucks. He said, "I'm a big supporter of free trade, but it better be fair trade, too." The governor said he is not picking on Mexican haulers specifically, but wants to make sure all trucks and their drivers meet state and federal standards when they enter Texas. Unions usually support Democrats, but the teamsters president said they have evaluated both candidates and believe Perry is the best choice.

Also in the political arena, they have given separate speeches at several events, but the state's senate candidates haven never debated the issues directly. Republican John Cornyn and Democrat Ron Kirk have received several invitations to debate but have not decided when, where, or how to face off. A Cornyn spokesman has begun to downplay the debate skills of the state attorney general and former supreme court justice, perhaps lowering expectations should Cornyn and Kirk share a stage together. Kirk is a former Dallas Mayor, who is often portrayed as a charismatic politician who puts voters at ease. A Cornyn spokesman says his candidate can not compete on stage with Kirk, which is similar to the tactic used by President Bush's campaign in 2000.

While on his Crawford ranch, President Bush can roam canyons, jog across the open prairie, fish for bass and rescue his beloved oak trees from the suffocating cedar. Bush says visiting the 1600 acre ranch helps him decompress, but the job is never far away. Aides keep their distance. They also keep the workload coming. Bush says he is able to clear his mind and put everything back into perspective.

The Alamo city's loss is the capital city's gain. Austin was chosen the second-best city in the United States for Hispanics while San Antonio slid down a slot to number four in Hispanic Magazine's annual, top ten cities for Hispanics. El paso-Las Cruces ranked number five in the list, published in this month's issue. Population, food, culture and Spanish-language prevalence were factored into the rankings. The city that won the number one slot was San Diego.

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