State Senator Leading Fight for Austin Medical School

During the latest monthly meeting of West Austin Democrats, state Sen. Kirk Watson of Austin captivated his fellow party members with a pitch he has nearly perfected over the last several months.

Speaking with his trademark Texas twang, Watson, a lawyer and former Austin mayor, reminded about 50 constituents that their hometown is the epicenter of state politics, with a vibrant culture and plenty of intellectual capital. He also told them it is one of the few cities in the nation that is home to a top-tier research university but is without its own standalone medical school.

Watson told them ...

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