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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.

Recent Contributions

Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, during debate on higher education bill SB5 on May 3, 2011. Marjorie Kamys Cotera

A Very Long Engagement in SD-25

In one form or another, the SD-25 race will assuredly extend beyond May 29. If it doesn't go into a run-off, as at least one candidate predicts, it will likely continue in the courtroom.

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Todd Wiseman

The Weekly Tribcast: Episode 134

Ross, Emily, Reeve and Jay review the winners and losers of Tuesday's primary elections, look ahead to the upcoming runoffs, and consider what it all means for next session.

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Reading class at the Qatar Community College Emre Rende

HCC Helps Qatar Fill Community College Gap

On May 15, the Community College of Qatar, the country's first community college, graduated its inaugural class of 11 students. It couldn't have done it without Houston Community College, but their partnership hasn't always been easy.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Updated: Tech and UH Qualify for Tier-One Prize Money

After a review, the state auditor's office confirmed Friday that Texas Tech University and the University of Houston are indeed the first institutions eligible for money from the state's tier-one award fund.

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The Weekly TribCast: Episode 133

Ross, Reeve, Ben and Jim break down the numbers from the latest UT/TT poll and consider the tenor of the state's legislative races as election day approaches.

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Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, prepares to leave the Senate chamber after he tried to generate support for his guns-on-campus bill SB354 on April 11, 2011 Bob Daemmrich

Updated: Jones Files Counterclaim to Wentworth Lawsuit

Elizabeth Ames Jones, a candidate in SD-25, has filed her response to a defamation suit filed against her by incumbent state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio. Her campaign calls his suit "frivolous and politically-inspired."

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How Does Tuition Compare at Texas' Public Universities?

The cost of college in Texas is back at center stage, following speculation last week that University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers' job could be in jeopardy over his frustration with a tuition freeze. Here's a look at the average tuition and fees at every public university in Texas for fiscal year 2012. 

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