South Texas Delegation Files Bills for New University

The South Texas delegations of the House and the Senate on Monday announced the filing of bills to create a Rio Grande Valley university that would include a medical school. The institution would comprise new facilities and what is now the University of Texas at Brownsville, the University of Texas-Pan American and a regional academic health center in Harlingen.

House Higher Education Committee Chairman Dan Branch, R-Dallas, announced that he would dedicate the first substantive hearing of his committee to discussion of the bill, House Bill 1000. Senate Higher Education Committee Chairman Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, also announced his support for ...

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