News For Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: Feb. 5, 2013

A major ruling on Monday marked the latest turn in a case likely to profoundly impact the future of Texas' public school system.

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Jim Clancy and Paul Hobby: The TT Interview

The new chairman and vice chairman of the Texas Ethics Commission board on the state’s disclosure rules, their efforts to prioritize certain types of ethics complaints and the reforms they anticipate in the 83rd legislative session. 

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Callie Richmond

Reverse Transfer Programs Expanding in Texas Higher Ed

Last month, Austin Community College President Richard Rhodes announced that he had struck a deal with the University of Texas at Austin to allow students to "reverse transfer." Now he's in talks to do the same at Texas State. 

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The Evening Brief: Feb. 5, 2013

Your evening reading: California governor calls Perry's ad campaign "barely a fart"; Branch says he's considering bid for attorney general; Castro testifies on federal immigration reform

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Leonard Matthews

Hearing Targets Water Conservation, Cleanup

At a joint House and Senate Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday, officials found common ground over the need for conservation and the development of new technologies that could be used to increase the state’s water reserves.

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