House Gives Early Approval to South Texas University

Members of the Texas House on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of a bill to create a new South Texas university that includes a medical school.

House Bill 1000 by state Rep. René Oliveira, D-Brownsville, must be read and approved one more time by the House before it moves to the Senate. The Senate has already approved a similar measure, which calls for a merger between the University of Texas at Brownsville, the University of Texas-Pan American and the Regional Academic Health Center.

Though the House's support on Tuesday was unanimous, the discussion of the bill was not ...

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