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.
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
UPDATED: House Higher Education Dan Branch, R-Dallas, has opted not to concur with significant changes made by the Senate to a bill requiring universities to offer incoming students optional four-year fixed tuition plans.Full Story
Texas public universities awarded more than 50,000 bachelor’s degrees in spring 2013, an increase of more than 5,000 from 2012, according to preliminary data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.Full Story
UPDATED: The Senate on Wednesday concurred with the House amendments to Senate Bill 24, creating a regional university and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. The bill will now head to the governor's desk.Full Story
State Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, faces a growing and likely insurmountable challenge in his efforts to pass a bill allowing the concealed carry of firearms in buildings on university and college campuses.Full Story
Reeve, Aman, Jay and Ben talk about the final stages of lawmakers' efforts to put together a budget deal, state Sen. John Carona's day job and the legislative casualties of tension between the Senate and the House.Full Story