TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 9/02/13

The University of Texas is rolling out new learning opportunities for non-UT students this semester. In addition to four massive open online courses — or MOOCs — it will have two synchronous massive online courses, or SMOCs.

Political contributors are ready and willing to give to candidates who can show them some reason — in a very competitive season — why they ought to contribute. But that's not as easy as it looks.

In rapidly growing Hidalgo County, officials who say the 2010 census dramatically undercounted the county’s population are seeking to influence the way its residents are counted ...

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