Charlie Pearce

Laszlo Bock: The TT Interview

Google's senior vice president of people operations on how to create the next Silicon Valley in Texas, whether college is worth it and how universities can better prepare students for the workforce.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: April 29, 2014

In another sign of troubled times among the leadership at the University of Texas System, word emerged Monday night that a regent clandestinely recorded a discussion with Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa during an executive session in August.

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Jerod Foster

Why Alaska is Reconsidering a Texas-Inspired Oil Tax Cut

Hoping to spur the kind of oil boom seen recently in states like Texas and North Dakota, the Alaska Legislature last year voted to cut taxes on oil companies. But some Alaska lawmakers now say that may have been a mistake.

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Illustration by Bob Daemmrich / Todd Wiseman

Perry Baptized Anew in Historic Creek

As he ponders whether to run for president again, Gov. Rick Perry has renewed his faith by getting baptized in the spring waters once used to wash the sins off Sam Houston, the first president of the Republic of Texas.

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Bob Daemmrich

UT Regent Recorded Chancellor Without His Knowledge

During a closed-door session of the University of Texas System Board of Regents in August, one of the regents recorded a discussion with Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa without his knowledge, the system confirmed this week.

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Texas General Land Office

The Brief: April 28, 2014

As state officials prepare to meet with the man who has become the face of the increasingly politicized spat between Texas and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Tribune's Jim Malewitz has an exhaustive background story on the seeds of the conflict.

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