Fewer college students will be required to have meningitis vaccinations, and new rules also make it easier for some students to opt out of the vaccinations. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series.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.
As tensions remain between the University of Texas at Austin leadership and the University of Texas System, the university focused on the positive Thursday when it announced that it had broken its single-year fundraising record.Full Story
The notion that Texas Republicans make up two of the three parties in the Texas House is underscored by the latest round of endorsements in the race for the party's nomination to be the next attorney general.Full Story
The University of Texas at Austin's custodian of records informed the University of Texas System on Monday that all pending records requests from embattled Regent Wallace Hall are considered "cancelled, effective immediately."Full Story
UPDATED: A Facebook spokesperson issued a statement on Friday saying that a campaign video on attorney general candidate Dan Branch's page had been removed erroneously and has since been restored.Full Story
UPDATED: Touting himself as a "proven conservative," state Sen. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney, announced the launch of his campaign to be the state's next attorney general before a conservative crowd at the Plano Centre on Thursday evening.Full Story
State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, has released his first web video in his campaign to become the next attorney general. Titled "Come and Take It," it highlights his desire to challenge what he calls "an overreaching federal government."Full Story
Emily, Evan, Reeve and Ross discuss the beginning of yet another special session, the ongoing confusion about the existence of excrement at the Capitol and the effort to impeach a University of Texas System regent.Full Story
Priscilla Barbour, the president of Prairie View A&M University's student government association, is seeking something her predecessors were unable to get: a polling place on the historically black university's campus.
Despite broad bipartisan support, lawmakers have been unsuccessful this year in their efforts to pass a bill issuing tuition revenue bonds to fund campus construction. Another special session may provide them with an opportunity to try again.
Ray Martinez, a familiar face in Texas higher-education circles, has been named the new chancellor of WGU Texas, the state's online university that was launched in 2011.Full Story
Amid talk of expanded technical education in the state, Texas State Technical College West Texas has been shrinking. But administrators tie the decline to a pending transition to a new funding model based on students' earnings.Full Story
Reeve, Ben, Aman and Ross discuss the transportation funding bill that stands between lawmakers and the end of the second special session. They also discuss the state of the race to be the next attorney general and reveal their "Carlos Danger" names.Full Story
In an announcement Tuesday at Southern Methodist University, state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, officially launched his bid to be the state's next attorney general, saying he plans to put an end to “runaway federal government.”Full Story