After five years of landing on the state’s list of low-performing schools, a tiny South Texas district that drew national headlines for cutting its sports program to ward off closure is now meeting state academic standards. Officials point to community buy-in and a unique partnership with Texas A&M University-Kingsville.Full Story
State senators on Tuesday urged Texas' six university system chancellors not to single out students who carry guns on campus when the state's new campus carry goes into effect this August.Full Story
Fifty-seven years after his death, Lt. General Claire Lee Chennault, who oversaw the "Flying Tigers," will be honored at his Commerce birthplace with Texas' first state historical marker in Mandarin Chinese.
Brett Giroir, the prominent leader of the Texas A&M Health Science Center who chaired a state task force on Ebola last year, said Monday that he was told by A&M officials to resign or face termination.Full Story
At our 5/7 conversation, John Sharp, the chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, answered the burning question of whether Texas A&M and the University of Texas will ever meet again on the football field.Full Story
At our 5/7 conversation, John Sharp, the chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, talked about the various legislative proposals to constrain the ability of public universities to raise tuition.Full Story
The Texas A&M University System's board of regents has approved the establishment of the cryptically named Area 41 Institute — a think tank it hopes will play a significant role in legislative policymaking.Full Story
The two candidates to replace outgoing UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa — Admiral William McRaven and Dallas Fed Chief Richard Fisher — are neither a product of state politics nor of academia.
Touting a new program as the first in Texas to be directed at reducing preventable diseases, Texas A&M University officials on Tuesday announced their Healthy Texas Initiative, which will first launch with a focus on South Texas.
The Public Utility Commission's proposed changes to the electric market gained a powerful detractor in recent days: the Texas Oil and Gas Association, the state's oldest and largest petroleum organization.Full Story
Your evening reading: Democrats continue criticism of proposed state regulations of health navigators; critics of new abortion law face tough questions at 5th Circuit; judge says Texas Supreme Court justice can stay on ballotFull Story
The state's longest-serving governor is beginning his last year in office. His people are finding long-term jobs, and his allies and appointees can start thinking about what happens next.Full Story
Your evening reading: Perry pushes a new position at A&M "on par with [the] chancellor"; navigator supporters criticize new requirements proposed by state; state jobless rate hits a nearly five-year lowFull Story
The week starts with questions over whether the Texas A&M regents' decision on Saturday to tap the chancellor's favorite for interim president over the governor's favored candidate will lead to more controversy in College Station.Full Story
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents unanimously voted to name Mark Hussey interim president of Texas A&M University in College Station at a meeting on Saturday.Full Story
Your evening reading: new numbers and analysis on the Cornyn-Stockman primary contest; Texplainer explains the AG's duty to defend state laws; ex-El Paso County commissioner gets probation in corruption caseFull Story
Your evening reading: UT-Austin president can keep his job; Combs reports a bigger than expected budget surplus; a rift at A&M on interim president selectionFull Story
Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin said he felt that he brought something to A&M that had been somewhat lacking: "a real focus on students." He said that his decision to leave his post was driven by a desire to return to teaching.Full Story
Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor of The University of Texas System, and John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, join Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Tribune, in a conversation about higher education and the future of Texas' largest two university systems.
This event was recorded before a live audience in Austin on March 28, 2013. TribLives feature moderated discussion with our honored guests followed by questions from the audience. For more information on Tribune events, please visit http://www.texastribune.org/events/.Full Story
Full video of my 3/28 TribLive conversation with University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp.Full Story
At this morning's TribLive conversation, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp talked about the per-student decline in state funding of higher education and whether excellence is achievable on a lean budget.Full Story