The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Feb. 18, 2013

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•    Legislators Honor Beleaguered UT President Powers: "In the midst of ongoing turbulence between the University of Texas System regents and the leadership of its flagship institution, the Texas Senate and House honored University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers on Monday with resolutions acknowledging his accomplishments and his years of service."

•    Education Chairman Aims to Expand Charter Schools: "Legislation creating a new state board to oversee charter school applications and removing limits on the number of state charter contracts was filed Monday by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston."

•    Call for a New Execution Date Revives ...

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