Reeve Hamilton Reporter

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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Special Election to Replace Strama Set for Nov. 5

State Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, talks with colleagues in the Texas House on Feb. 13, 2013. Strama announced that he's not seeking re-election next term.
State Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, talks with colleagues in the Texas House on Feb. 13, 2013. Strama announced that he's not seeking re-election next term.

Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday set Nov. 5 as the date for the special election to determine who will serve out the remainder of state Rep. Mark Strama's current term.

Wallace Hall: The TT Interview

Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.
Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.

The controversial member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents on the prospect of his impeachment, the motivations for his much-scrutinized actions and whether he believes UT-Austin President Bill Powers should be fired.

Supreme Court Remands Fisher Case to Lower Court

The Main Building of The University of Texas at Austin.
The Main Building of The University of Texas at Austin.

UPDATED: University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers said the school was "encouraged" by a U.S. Supreme Court decision to send a high-profile case regarding the use of race in admissions back to the 5th Circuit court.

Pitts Working to Impeach Controversial UT System Regent

State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, sits at his desk in the House Chamber on April 3, 2013. Pitts' HB 1 the Appropriations Bill will be heard on the House floor Thursday, April 4th.
State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, sits at his desk in the House Chamber on April 3, 2013. Pitts' HB 1 the Appropriations Bill will be heard on the House floor Thursday, April 4th.

UPDATED: State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, the House's chief budget writer and a critic of some current University of Texas System regents, said Friday he is confident he has the support needed to unseat UT Regent Wallace Hall.