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Higher Ed Commissioner: Increase Focus on Students

Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes at the Texas Capitol as Governor Rick Perry signs several education-related bills in ceremonies on June 10, 2013.
Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes at the Texas Capitol as Governor Rick Perry signs several education-related bills in ceremonies on June 10, 2013.

The state's next long-term higher education plan will direct more attention on the needs of students and less on faculty, Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes said Tuesday.

 

Abbott Says Education Will Be Top Policy Priority

During a news conference on Nov. 11, 2014, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott announced that he's appointing Cameron County Judge Carlos Casco as the next Texas secretary of state.
During a news conference on Nov. 11, 2014, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott announced that he's appointing Cameron County Judge Carlos Casco as the next Texas secretary of state.

During a news conference in which he announced the selection of his senior staff, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said Monday that he wants to improve the educational foundation that students receive in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.

 

Ebola Task Force's Report Includes Call for New Facility

Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Director Dr. Brett Giroir during a press conference at the Texas State Capitol on October 17th, 2014 joined by Gov. Perry, Dr. Kyle Janek, Col. Steve McCraw and Chief Nim Kidd
Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Director Dr. Brett Giroir during a press conference at the Texas State Capitol on October 17th, 2014 joined by Gov. Perry, Dr. Kyle Janek, Col. Steve McCraw and Chief Nim Kidd

In a new report, the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response called for the establishment of a treatment facility specifically for children, among other recommendations.

Asbestos Audio

A pipe at Kilgore College, where allegations of improper asbestos removal and disposal have sparked controversy.
A pipe at Kilgore College, where allegations of improper asbestos removal and disposal have sparked controversy.

Dalton Smith speaks with a man he identified as Dan Beach, Kilgore College's director of special projects, in a secret recording Smith made about asbestos removal.

Perry Stepping Up His Presidential Game

Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library on Oct. 27, 2014.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library on Oct. 27, 2014.

If he opts to run for president again, Gov. Rick Perry wants to ensure that his entry into the field bears little resemblance to 2011, when he jumped into the Republican presidential primaries with little preparation or forethought.