The Brief: Top Texas News For Oct. 12, 2012

The Big Conversation:

In El Paso, Gov. Rick Perry continued what has become a pre-session push for a top item on his policy agenda: higher education reform. 

Yesterday that included calls for a four-year tuition freeze for incoming freshmen at the state’s universities and the expansion of $10,000 degree plans.

"Higher education is one of the priorities and laying out the $10,000 degree plan and expanding it so that higher education is a priority, affordable, and accessible," Perry told the El Paso Times, "And freezing tuition for incoming freshman so that they will know what it will ...

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