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Keith Patterson: The TT Interview

One of the filmmakers behind the new documentary Ann Richards' Texas on the legacy of the former Texas governor, how he — a New Yorker — became interested in her story and why she is getting so much attention this year.

Higher Ed Chair Seliger Tackles New Post With Open Mind

State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, meets with his chief of staff, Ginger Averitt, at their Capitol office on October 16, 2012.
State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, meets with his chief of staff, Ginger Averitt, at their Capitol office on October 16, 2012.

The higher education background of state Sen. Kel Seliger, the new Senate Higher Education Committee chairman, is pretty thin, particularly when compared with that of his predecessor. But he says he's "learning a lot very rapidly."

Branch Calls for More Outcomes-Based Higher Ed Funding

Rep. Dan Branch R-Dallas, speaks with Rep. Todd Hunter R-Corpus Christi and Rep. Tom Craddick R-Midland on House floor during budget debate April 1st, 2011
Rep. Dan Branch R-Dallas, speaks with Rep. Todd Hunter R-Corpus Christi and Rep. Tom Craddick R-Midland on House floor during budget debate April 1st, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday renewed a call for 10 percent of state higher education funding to be based on institutions' graduation totals. House Higher Ed Chairman Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, wants to take that proposal even further.