The Brief: Texas Political News for Dec. 16, 2013

The Big Conversation

The week starts with questions over whether the Texas A&M regents' decision on Saturday to tap the chancellor's favorite for interim president over the governor's favored candidate will lead to more controversy in College Station.

The Texas Tribune's Reeve Hamilton reported one regent, Tony Buzbee, as saying, "The board was not as divided on the issue as people had indicated in the days preceding the meeting." One of those people was the Tribune's Ross Ramsey, who reported the night before the regents' meeting that A&M Chancellor John Sharp was calling regents to build ...

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