On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, talk turns to the personal styles of Texas' new governor and lieutenant governor.Full Story
More news reports are highlighting growing questions about 21CT's activity at various state agencies.Full Story
Facing legislative efforts to overturn the Texas Dream Act and new state leaders who are open to its repeal, state Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, filed a resolution Thursday to reaffirm support for the act.Full Story
During a rally at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, supporters of the Texas Dream Act said they were ready to challenge any efforts this legislative session to repeal the 2001 law.Full Story
When it comes to supporting higher education, Texas is good — but not great — according to a nonprofit group focused on economic opportunities for young adults.Full Story
Four days into his new job atop the UT System, Chancellor William McRaven likens it to his days as a Navy admiral. Trust helps, conflicts need to be settled and the troops — now it's the students — come first.Full Story
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.
The University of Texas at Austin announced on Monday it is launching a new center to help its players — and high school student athletes — develop life skills such as financial literacy and responsible decision making.Full Story
Lose 100 brains and the whole world seems to freak out. But what of the pediments, bricks, flags, clock faces and who knows what else that have gone missing from the university over the years?Full Story
Full video of our 12/9 conversation with three of the state's medical school deans and state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, about the transformation of medical education in Texas.Full Story
The state's next long-term higher education plan will direct more attention on the needs of students and less on faculty, Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes said Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the Texas Association of Business rented a billboard to criticize a public higher education institution's graduation rate — and not for the first time.Full Story
Though Texas has weathered its first Ebola crisis, the virus is expected to return, said the new head of a state task force on infectious diseases. Brett Giroir is calling upon his unique background to prepare the state for when that happens.Full Story
The Houston Endowment Inc., the Lumina Foundation and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation have supported higher education coverage at The Texas Tribune.
Another day and another threshold is crossed in oil's steady downward march in value. This time it was the price of U.S. oil dipping below $50 during the day on Monday.Full Story
For this week's playlist of the news, we’re using our reporters' own predictions for 2015. Kicking things off: “The Best Is Yet To Come,” by Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, backed up by the Count Basie Orchestra.Full Story
Higher education has often been at the forefront for Rick Perry during his time as governor. Reeve Hamilton writes that Perry has had clear influence on the state’s colleges and universities and has emerged as a strong critic of rising tuition.Full Story
Texas Tech University expelled Tim Cole after he was arrested in 1985 and charged with rape. Cole died in prison, but DNA evidence cleared the way for a posthumous pardon in 2009. Now there's a push for Tech to award Cole an honorary degree.Full Story
Texas' outgoing governor told Texas A&M graduates on Thursday evening that he needs a job, too — preferably one with a big jet and travel to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.Full Story
UPDATED: Gov. Rick Perry's office confirmed Thursday that Perry has declined the offer of having Texas A&M University's Academic Building named after him.Full Story