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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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TribCast: What To Watch For In 2015

Reeve is joined by a number of Tribune reporters who provide some insight about what issues are likely to become hot topics during the legislative session in 2015.

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Gov. Rick Perry has given public remarks countless times over his long tenure. Most have gone off without a hitch. But he'll be best remembered for these gaffes or gasp-worthy moments that left him with some explaining to do.

Video: Gov. Rick Perry's Oops, Gaffes and Gasps

Gov. Rick Perry has given public remarks countless times over his long tenure. Most have gone off without a hitch. But he'll be best remembered for these gaffes or gasp-worthy moments that left him with some explaining to do.

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A portrait of power in Texas in 1970: House Speaker Gus Mutscher, Governor Preston Smith, former president Lyndon Johnson, and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, at "Gus Mutscher Day" in Brenham, August 17, 1970. Courtesy of Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

LBJ Library Director Objects to MLK Film's Portrayal

Despite its critical acclaim, the new movie Selma, which depicts the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson, is getting pushback from some in Johnson's home state. 

 

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Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis were among those attending the unveiling of a statue of Timothy Cole at a Lubbock park on Sept. 17, 2014. Cole was wrongfully convicted of rape in 1985 and died in prison in 1999. He was posthumously exonerated in 2009. Stephen Spillman

A Push to Award a Degree to a Symbol of Injustice

Texas Tech University expelled Tim Cole after he was arrested in 1985 and charged with rape. Cole died in prison, but DNA evidence cleared the way for a posthumous pardon in 2009. Now there's a push for Tech to award Cole an honorary degree.

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UT System Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster during a meeting on Dec. 12, 2013. Marjorie Kamys Cotera

UT System Extends Investigators' Contract

The University of Texas System is extending its contract with Kroll Associates, the firm hired to investigate the integrity of the admissions process at the University of Texas at Austin.

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