U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, son of a Longhorn, took a swipe at the beleaguered University of Texas football team — and junior high female athletes — during a campaign stop in Iowa on Friday.Full Story
The first salvos in the legislative fight this session over school vouchers will be fired this morning as three bills come up for consideration in committee.Full Story
At the 2014 Texas Tribune Festival, former U.S. Sens. Bill Bradley and Kay Bailey Hutchison, former U.S. Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman, former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed discussed the nation's polarized political landscape.Full Story
The two candidates to replace outgoing UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa — Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of the United States Special Operations Command, and Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas — are neither a product of state politics nor of academia, the typical backgrounds of the heads of university systems in Texas.
While the federal and state governments squabble over what to do about immigrant children on the Texas-Mexico border, Gov. Rick Perry is scoring political points on an issue of high importance to Republican voters. His positions on related issues helped sink his first run for president in 2011.Full Story
University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers has asked for a chance at a "graceful" departure from his post after next year's legislative session.Full Story
As a lengthy legislative investigation of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall appears to be nearing an end, the 2014 elections and developments at the University of Texas System are adding new twists with the potential to affect the ultimate outcome.Full Story