High Marks for UT Plan

Students on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
Students on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
Texas Weekly

A report issuing recommendations on how to raise the University of Texas at Austin's four-year graduation rate to 70 percent has received positive reviews from key players on various sides of the higher education reform issue.

Group Aims to Bring God Into Politics

God and Country, a new Texas-based organization, will hold a rally Saturday at a Tyler church to “draw a line in the sand and aggressively and publicly defend those certain unalienable rights endowed by our creator.”

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Feb. 16, 2012

Campaign signs in a conference room at the Sheraton West Des Moines following Gov. Rick Perry's fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.
Campaign signs in a conference room at the Sheraton West Des Moines following Gov. Rick Perry's fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.

Your evening reading: Perry seeks permission to create PAC with unused campaign money; Hutchison praises Romney but stops short of an endorsement; judge to face court of inquiry over wrongful conviction

Campaign Chatter

Gov. Rick Perry with supporters at Williamson County Republican dinner in Round Rock, his first public speech since leaving the presidential race.
Gov. Rick Perry with supporters at Williamson County Republican dinner in Round Rock, his first public speech since leaving the presidential race.
Texas Weekly

Gov. Rick Perry wants his campaign to go on — perhaps as a Super PAC.

Fort Worth Judge to Lead Ken Anderson Court of Inquiry

Michael Morton hearing on February 10, 2012 at the Williamson Co. Courthouse.
Michael Morton hearing on February 10, 2012 at the Williamson Co. Courthouse.

Tarrant County state district Judge Louis Sturns will lead a court of inquiry to investigate allegations of criminal misconduct against former prosecutor Ken Anderson in the wrongful murder conviction of Michael Morton.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Feb. 15, 2012

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, leaving the Senate chamber with colleagues Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, and Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, after a press conference on May 30, 2011.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, leaving the Senate chamber with colleagues Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, and Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, after a press conference on May 30, 2011.

Your evening reading: May 29 primary date floated as deal is reached on state Senate map; Sadler challenges Dewhurst to "work or resign"; Cornyn favored to win race for Republican whip