Texas Tribune Playlist: Watchdawgz

By Claire Kelley (@clairealeise), Ally Van Deuren (@avandeuren), Hanan Esaili (@hesaili), Trevor Cadigan (@tncadigan), and Sydney Nelson (@sn_juliet).


1. Every Breath You Take – The Police

“Every step you take / I’ll be watching you,” say state officials. Fifty Dallas-area people are being monitored for Ebola symptoms.

2. Come Clean – Hilary Duff

Gov. Rick Perry urged feds to screen for Ebola and set up quarantine stations at all U.S. entry points.

3. Where is the Love? – The Black Eyed Peas

The U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for same-sex marriage bans to be lifted in five states …

4. When Your Mind’s Made Up – Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova

… but Ted Cruz called for an amendment to the Constitution to prevent overturning the ban on a state level.

5. We Ready – Archie Eversole

Texas lawmakers will meet this afternoon to examine the state’s public health readiness.

6. Amber – 311

“Amber is the color of your energy.” Developers are making major progress in bolstering energy and water efficiency.

7. She Works Hard For The Money – Donna Summer

Wendy Davis is trailing behind Greg Abbott in fundraising efforts.

8. Refugee – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Immigrants are finding refuge in El Paso.

9. Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy) – Notorious B.I.G.

All Texas public universities are required this fall to offer students a tuition payment plan that promises a fixed rate.

10. I Would Walk 500 Miles – Kenny And The Scots

Small-town Texans go to great lengths, literally, to find water.

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