Perry: Let South Texas Access Permanent University Fund

In his State of the State address, Gov. Rick Perry called on lawmakers to allow South Texas to tap the Permanent University Fund, a substantial pot of money that only certain universities in the University of Texas System and Texas A&M University System are granted access to by the Texas Constitution.

In the UT System, the institutions that currently do not have PUF access are the University of Texas at Brownsville and the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. In December, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa announced an ambitious plan to combine the two institutions, allowing lawmakers to grant ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your user name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up