Tribpedia: Jay Kimbrough

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Jay Kimbrough has been Gov. Rick Perry's policy point-man for almost every crisis through two Republican administrations.

Over the last two decades, he has overhauled drug task forces, targeted sexual predators and fought corruption at the Texas Commission on Private Security and the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Most recently, he oversaw the Texas Youth Commission following ...

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A boy waves an American flag at an immigration rally held in Dallas on May Day.
A boy waves an American flag at an immigration rally held in Dallas on May Day.

The Brief: Top Texas News for July 1, 2011

Since most Texas counties have fireworks bans in effect this July 4 weekend, what better way to celebrate than recalling the legislative fireworks of recent weeks and imagining those still to come on the campaign trail?

Mockup of the Education Center to be built under the Vietnam Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
Mockup of the Education Center to be built under the Vietnam Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

Texans on a Mission to Tell Vietnam Stories

Thanks to the fundraising prowess and strategic guidance of two prominent Texans, a new effort to share the stories of the more than 58,000 Americans — including 3,416 Texans — who died in Vietnam is underway.

University Regent Fights to Clear Son's Name

In 2008, the file at DPS headquarters in Austin still said Scotty Caven III caused the August 2004 car crash that killed him and two others. Officials there had declined to reopen and investigate the case. But his father, UT System regent Scott Caven Jr., wouldn’t take no for an answer.