Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: July 31, 2014

This week's House committee hearing in which leading officials in charge of executing the plan said they never asked for Guard troops revealed another aspect of Rick Perry's border action, according to the Houston Chronicle's Patrick Svitek.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribCast: Battlefields, McRaven, Polling and Water

Reeve, Neena, Ross and Aman talk about the selection of Admiral William H. McRaven as the next chancellor of the University of Texas System, the possibility of more robust polling in the state and desperate attempts to prevent water from evaporating.

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Gates: McRaven a "Great Appointment" for UT

Robert Gates, who has led the CIA, the Defense Department and Texas A&M University, talked to the Tribune about why he thinks Admiral William H. McRaven is a good choice to be the University of Texas System's next chancellor.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: July 30, 2014

Top officials at the Texas National Guard and the Department of Public Safety on Tuesday told a select House committee looking at the costs of the ongoing border operation that they did not request Guard troops.

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Anneke Paterson

Lawmakers Grill State Officials Over Border Spending

At a committee hearing on Tuesday, state lawmakers questioned officials over what’s being accomplished with the millions of dollars in extra spending aimed at shoring up security along the Texas-Mexico border.

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Rennett Stowe

How Texas Could Win Big Under New Emissions Rules

Texas leaders have vowed to fight the Obama administration's newly proposed carbon emissions rules, but according to a new study, the regulations could be an economic windfall for the state — to the tune of billions of dollars a year.

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Bob Daemmrich

UT System Set to Name New Chancellor Today

At a special meeting via telephone Tuesday evening, the University of Texas System Board of Regents is expected to name the system's next chancellor. Sources told the Tribune that Admiral William H. McRaven is expected to get the gig.

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Henley Quadling

Congress Holds Hearing on Red River Land Fight

UPDATED: Lawmakers at a congressional hearing Tuesday considered legislation that seeks to clear up confusion over whether Texans who live along the Red River own their property — or whether the federal government does.

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Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force

The Brief: July 29, 2014

At a special University of Texas System regents meeting on Tuesday evening, they are expected to name a sole finalist for the system's next chancellor. And their choice is expected to be Admiral William H. McRaven.

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