Ex-presidents to Attend Relief Concert, House Panel Approves $10B for Border Wall, Clements Hospital Expansion: Your Thursday Morning Roundup

Good morning. Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.⛅ Weather: Morning clouds, then partly cloudy and warm. High: 88 degrees.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.All 5 living ex-presidents will attend hurricane relief concert at Texas A&MGeorge H.W. Bush could have hosted a stuffy dinner. He might have held a private party, or even skipped the anniversary altogether.But as the 41st president prepared to host his library's 20th birthday this month, Bush -- in true Texas fashion -- decided to go big. On Oct. 21, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library will host a massive relief concert benefiting those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.All five living former presidents will attend the "Deep From the Heart" show to see performances from Alabama, Lyle Lovett, the Gatlin Brothers, Robert Earl Keen and many more. The concert is supported by Texas A&M University and will take place at Reed Arena on the flagship's College Station campus.And: A federal civil rights lawsuit over Harris County's cash bail system was argued before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week, and the outcome of the case could have huge implications for Texas' entire criminal justice system.Also: Under Gov. Greg Abbott, more and more top officials at Texas' social services superagency command big salaries.And: A Southern Methodist Univeristy fraternity accused of forcing new members to wear clothing covered in vomit has been suspended by the school for hazing.  Continue reading...

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