Touting a new collaboration, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp asserted on Wednesday that the system's flagship university in College Station "has become the premier research university in the Southwest."Full Story
Reeve Hamilton covers higher education and politics for The Texas Tribune and hosts the Tribune's weekly podcast. His writing has also appeared in Texas Monthly and The Texas Observer. Born in Houston and raised in Massachusetts, he has a bachelor's degree in English from Vanderbilt University.
Reeve, Ross, Brandi and Jay discuss legislation vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry, the status of a special session bill dealing with the penalty for 17-year-old murderers and the significance of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's recent visit to a steakhouse.Full Story
Two legislators from Hidalgo County and two from Cameron County recall what it took to come up with a compromise on the bill to create a new university in South Texas, which Gov. Rick Perry recently signed into law.Full Story
UPDATED: A second University of Texas System regent has lashed out at fellow Regent Wallace Hall, following Hall's latest request for information from the University of Texas at Austin.Full Story
For higher education followers, one of the great lingering mysteries of the 83rd session is the fate of a special committee that was formed to examine governance issues at the University of Texas System.Full Story
Jay, Reeve, Evan and Ross discuss the plodding pace of the special session, the revelation of a Tea Party leader's racially tinged remarks and the state's lagging levels of civic engagement.Full Story
A plan to issue billions in bonds for campus construction became a casualty of a legislative game of chicken in the regular session. Our new interactive illustrates just what was at stake at schools statewide.Full Story
Evan, Morgan, Ben and Reeve review the end of the regular session, the abrupt start of the special session and the latest news about possible 2014 candidates for statewide office.Full Story
Lawmakers have expressed concerns about the investigative approach of the University of Texas System Board of Regents. But based on a request made this week, at least one regent appears undeterred.Full Story
The new Texas A&M University System chairman on the governor's role in higher education, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, massive open online courses and the redevelopment of Kyle Field.Full Story
UPDATED: The Senate adjourned on Sunday night without any movement on a bill that would have approved nearly $2.7 billion in what are called "tuition revenue bonds" for campus construction projects.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry's nominees to the University of Texas System Board of Regents successfully completed a rocky journey to confirmation by the Texas Senate on Friday.
It's been a disappointing month in state and local politics for proponents of term limits in Texas — a group whose supporters come from both the Republican and Democratic parties.Full Story
Altered versions of amendments attached to the budget in the House specifically limiting the authority of the University of Texas System regents survived the conference committee process and remain in the final report on Senate Bill 1.Full Story