The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Dec. 12, 2013

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•    UT President Powers Keeps Job, Encouraged to Improve: "University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will keep his job for the foreseeable future, following a Thursday meeting of the University of Texas System Board of Regents at which there was a chance of his future being put to a vote."

•    Comptroller: Texas Budget Surplus Bigger Than Expected: "Comptroller Susan Combs reported that Texas ended the 2012-13 biennium with a $2.6 billion surplus, more than double the $964 million surplus her office projected over the summer. ... The revisions means that the Rainy Day Fund ...

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