The Lead
9:42 am
Thu October 4, 2012

The Lead: Presidential Debate Recap, Texas Senate Shakeup, Central Texas BBQ Wins Another Convert

Good morning. Austin’s cloudy morning will give way to sunny weather today, with a high in the low 90s according to the National Weather Service. Here’s some top stories from KUT News and debate coverage from our partners at NPR.

Here’s some more stories from around the city and state:

Dewhurst Plans Committee Shakeup on Education (San Antonio Express-News)

AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is poised to announce Senate leadership changes today that could have a profound effect on Texas education policy — including giving fuel to a push for school choice.

Traveling Barbecue Road: Visiting From Germany, Central Texas Barbecue Has Won Me Over (Austin Chronicle)

I confess: until this summer, I had never seen a brisket. I'm German, you see. Where I am from, cooks throw brisket in a machine called a masticator because they do not know how to cook it to make it tender. All my life, I thought barbecue stood for a sauce that tastes like sweet, artificial smoke. Then, two and a half months ago, I came to Texas.

PolitiFact Texas Rates Mayor Lee Leffingwell ‘Half-True’ on Statement ‘Voters Can Approve Bond Propositions Without Raising Taxes.’ (PolitiFact Texas)

Capital Metro Seeking App Developer (YNN)