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Reeve Hamilton covers higher education and politics for The Texas Tribune and hosts the Tribune's weekly podcast. His writing has also appeared in Texas Monthly and The Texas Observer. Born in Houston and raised in Massachusetts, he has a bachelor's degree in English from Vanderbilt University.

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Cory Dixon / Prairie View A&M

Student Leader Demands On-Campus Polling Place

Priscilla Barbour, the president of Prairie View A&M University's student government association, is seeking something her predecessors were unable to get: a polling place on the historically black university's campus.


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WGU Texas Names New Chancellor

Ray Martinez, a familiar face in Texas higher-education circles, has been named the new chancellor of WGU Texas, the state's online university that was launched in 2011.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribCast: Winding Down Session, Winding Up Campaigns

Reeve, Ben, Aman and Ross discuss the transportation funding bill that stands between lawmakers and the end of the second special session. They also discuss the state of the race to be the next attorney general and reveal their "Carlos Danger" names.

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Spencer Selvidge

Debate Builds Over How to Save San Saba River

About 140 miles long, the San Saba River in Central Texas is not considered one of the state’s major waterways, but it illustrates — in a state still dealing with a serious drought — the sensitivities surrounding the use of a limited resource.

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Todd Wiseman

TribCast: Session Status, Abbott Announcement and Money

Brandi, Reeve, Ben and Ross discuss the agenda items that have and haven't been ticked off the to-do list in the special session, Attorney General Greg Abbott's future plans and the recently released campaign finance totals.

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Transparency in State Agency Operations Co-Chair, Rep. Dan Flynn, speaks to UT Law representatives during committee hearing on March 12th, 2013 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

On Impeachment Probe, Committee in Uncharted Waters

A legislative committee charged with weighing the impeachment of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall is easing its way into a process that has relatively little historical precedent or statutory guidance.


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R. Bowen Loftin, president of Texas A&M University, at TribLive on April 28, 2011. Bob Daemmrich

A&M President: Desire to Teach Fueled Decision to Step Down

Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin said he felt that he brought something to A&M that had been somewhat lacking: "a real focus on students." He said that his decision to leave his post was driven by a desire to return to teaching.

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