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Long Waits at Texas VA Clinics Dismay State Lawmakers

A World War II veteran from central Texas leaves the lobby area during grand opening festivities of a new Veteran's Administration VA Outpatient Clinic in southeast Austin.  At 184,000 square feet, it's the largest free standing VA outpatient clinic in the nation, replacing another aging Austin facility.
A World War II veteran from central Texas leaves the lobby area during grand opening festivities of a new Veteran's Administration VA Outpatient Clinic in southeast Austin. At 184,000 square feet, it's the largest free standing VA outpatient clinic in the nation, replacing another aging Austin facility.

Reports that put several Texas facilities for veterans on the worst lists for wait times will fuel a state Senate hearing this week, as lawmakers look for ways to reduce wait times and advocate for Texas veterans who need health care. 

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaking before a NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Bedford TX. Abbott is seeking to become the next governor of Texas.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaking before a NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Bedford TX. Abbott is seeking to become the next governor of Texas.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 26, 2013

Your evening reading: gun advocates find hope in Abbott's open-carry proposal; O'Rourke stock purchase might have broken new restrictions; IRS issues new guidelines to squeeze dark-money groups

University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia and University of Texas-Pan American President Robert Nelsen look on as University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and lawmakers discuss the creation of a new university in the Rio Grande Valley.
University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia and University of Texas-Pan American President Robert Nelsen look on as University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and lawmakers discuss the creation of a new university in the Rio Grande Valley.

UT Regents Approve Land Deal for New University

UPDATED: The University of Texas System's Board of Regents approved a nearly $50 million land deal for the new school's Brownsville campus.