News For Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Dec. 6, 2012

A month after the election, and long after Rick Perry left the race, more behind-the-scenes details of the governor's ill-fated presidential bid continue to surface.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

Interactive: Billions of Dedicated Funds Unspent

Lawmakers have stockpiled nearly $5 billion in more than 200 dedicated revenue funds, using the money to help balance the budget rather than for its intended purposes, according to estimates from the Texas comptroller's office. Our interactive shows you which accounts hold all the money.

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Bob Daemmrich

UT System Tackles Issue of Growing Student Debt

The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Thursday will take on the issue of rising student loan debt, discussing the recommendations of a task force on ways to help students reduce and manage their burden.

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Bob Daemmrich

UT System Planning New Rio Grande Valley University

At Thursday's meeting of the University of Texas System Board of Regents, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa announced a major plan to consolidate its existing institutions in the Rio Grande Valley to create a new university.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Evening Brief: Dec. 6, 2012

Your evening reading: UT System announces plans for new South Texas university; education commissioner strips El Paso ISD board of authority; Hutchison to release new book in April

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