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Lakey Leaving DSHS, but Not Public Health

Dr. Lakey questions witness during the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response at the Texas Capitol on October 23rd, 2014
Dr. Lakey questions witness during the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response at the Texas Capitol on October 23rd, 2014

It's official: David Lakey is leaving his job as the state's public health chief for a new academic post. His move comes as lawmakers are considering consolidating the state's health agencies, which could've meant changes for Lakey. 

 

Lakey Leaving Health Agency for Position at UT System

Dr. Lakey questions witness during the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response at the Texas Capitol on October 23rd, 2014
Dr. Lakey questions witness during the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response at the Texas Capitol on October 23rd, 2014

David Lakey, the state's public health chief, will accept a joint position with the University of Texas System and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, sources tell the Tribune.

 

Chancellor McRaven: Time to Move Past UT Conflicts

Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, was named the sole finalist to be chancellor of the University of Texas System on July 29, 2014. McRaven holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, was named the sole finalist to be chancellor of the University of Texas System on July 29, 2014. McRaven holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

On his first day as chancellor of the UT System, Admiral Bill McRaven, the former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, said the system needed to move beyond the conflicts that have marked the last few years.

 

Rick Perry: Oops, Gaffes and Gasps

Gov. Rick Perry has given public remarks countless times over his long tenure. Most have gone off without a hitch. But he'll be best remembered for these gaffes or gasp-worthy moments that left him with some explaining to do.

Gov. Rick Perry has given public remarks countless times over his long tenure. Most have gone off without a hitch. But he'll be best remembered for these gaffes or gasp-worthy moments that left him with some explaining to do.

LBJ Library Director Objects to MLK Film's Portrayal

A portrait of power in Texas in 1970: House Speaker Gus Mutscher, Governor Preston Smith, former president Lyndon Johnson, and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, at "Gus Mutscher Day" in Brenham, August 17, 1970.
A portrait of power in Texas in 1970: House Speaker Gus Mutscher, Governor Preston Smith, former president Lyndon Johnson, and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, at "Gus Mutscher Day" in Brenham, August 17, 1970.

Despite its critical acclaim, the new movie Selma, which depicts the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson, is getting pushback from some in Johnson's home state.