Tribpedia: Kinky Friedman

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Singer/songwriter, novelist, humorist and politician Richard “Kinky” Friedman was born Nov. 1, 1944 in Chicago to Dr. S. Thomas Friedman and his wife, Minnie. Friedman was raised on a Central Texas ranch and graduated from Austin High School in 1962. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1966 and subsequently served a ...

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The Brief: Cigarroa and Powers — A Broken Relationship

UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa shakes hands with visitors at a Senate reception on Mar. 5, 2013.
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa shakes hands with visitors at a Senate reception on Mar. 5, 2013.

The fate of University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers continued to draw the attention of lawmakers on Monday while a new statement from UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa made explicit the breakdown in the working relationship between the two men.