The Texas House Appropriations Committee has approved the 2020-21 spending plan, House Bill 1, which moves to the floor of the 150-member House.
Ex-regent Wallace Hall says the UT System, despite 2015 reforms, lacks proper safeguards to ensure the wealthy can’t skirt the normal admissions process.
The newly declared presidential candidate brought his off-the-cuff, frenetic campaign style to three Iowa towns that outline the Mississippi River.
Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso announced his expected presidential bid Thursday morning with a video.
In a special election runoff last year, Democrats lost their hold on the Texas Senate District 19 seat under similar conditions.
Previously facing rebuke from the liberal wing of his party, presidential hopeful Julián Castro continued to paint himself as a progressive Sunday at SXSW.
Bill Powers presided over the University of Texas at Austin during a period of significant change.
The Senate is proposing $5,000 raises for each teacher and librarian. The House is calling for raising minimum salaries and increasing benefits.
The proposal faces an uphill climb in the lower chamber, with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen saying he prefers to give school districts flexibility on addressing teacher pay.
A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro said via email the San Antonio Democrat is mulling a challenge to Texas’ senior senator in 2020.