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Rick Perry Surges with New National Platform
Over the past three weeks, one Republican has gained more national attention than any other: Gov. Rick Perry .
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Victoria Advocate
UT chancellor wisely backs off resign-or-be-fired demand
Which is more challenging: performing a liver transplant on a small child or navigating the political rapids of public higher education during the reign of Gov. Rick Perry? Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, who will leave his job as chancellor of the University of Texas System when his successor is chosen, would probably say his current job is the toughest - ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Why Border-State Gubernatorial Candidates Can't Solve Their Voters' Most Pressing Issue
Arizona state Treasurer Doug Ducey is running for governor, and he's promising to fix the immigration crisis by putting more "fencing, satellite, guardsmen, more police and prosecutors" on the border.
TX: DART Makes North Texas Accessible to Conventioneers, Tourists
Dallas Area Rapid Transit 's rail service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will provide the world's business travelers, conventioneers and tourists with direct access to many of North Texas' high-profile destinations.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Cruz: It's Not Me Who's Holding Migrant Kids Ransom
Sen. Ted Cruz had two people to blame on Sunday for the surge of child migrants detained by U.S. border security this year: President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid .
Wed Jul 16, 2014
House transparency committee questions Cigarroa, Foster
The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations questioned three UT System officials about President William Powers Jr.'s resignation and recent issues regarding Regent Wallace Hall for more than three hours at a meeting on Wednesday.
Uncle Sam's unfenced swimming pool
Sam, the wealthiest man in his neighborhood, lives in a big beautiful house with a massive backyard punctuated by a large, deep swimming pool.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
National Public Radio
Showdown At The UT Corral
University of Texas, Austin President Bill Powers speaks with the media following a December 2013 regents meeting in Austin.
Powers prepares for 2015 resignation
After days of speculation, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and President William Powers Jr. agreed July 9 to set Powers' resignation date for June 2, 2015, giving him almost 11 months to complete his remaining goals for the University.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Stars and Stripes
McRaven among front-runners for chancellor post at Texas school
Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of U. S. Special Operations Command, speaks to airmen of the 58th Special Operations Wing during a visit to Kirtland Air Force Base on June 18, 2013.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
The Austin Chronicle
Point Austin: The Powers That Be
On Wednesday afternoon, UT-Austin President Bill Powers submitted his resignation to UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa effective June 2, 2015.
Dallas Morning News
Failed bid for GOP convention may have been Dallas' best chance
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was tapped by an old friend, GOP finance chairman Ray Washburne, to lead the city's late-starting bid for the 2016 convention.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Cleveland tops Dallas in bid to host Republicans in 2016
Cleveland won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
The Austin Chronicle
UT Chancellor to President: Resign, Or I'll Fire You
The war over Bill Powers tenure as president of the Unversity of Texas at Austin may be reaching a new level of brutality as UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will reportedly seek Powers' termination at this week's regents meeting.
2016 Republican National Convention goes to Cleveland
The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday that it chose the Ohio city over Dallas in a battle of north versus south and Rust Belt versus Bible Belt.
Presidential visit to Texas provides political opportunity
In a political climate that already has Austin buzzing this Summer, the White House has decided to heat things up this week as President Barack Obama lands in Texas for a two-day visit.
In Border Crisis, Perry Finds a Political Advantage
Even if you believe that Gov. Rick Perry 's motivations are purely about the security of the border between Texas and Mexico, his running dispute with the federal government makes for good politics.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Kay Bailey Hutchison Defends UT President, Calls Him - A Great Leader'
AUSTIN, Texas--As UT President Bill Powers seeks to hold on to his job in the face of a growing admissions scandal where powerful lawmakers and their donors were allegedly given preferential admissions, the new leader of the alumni association is standing by Powers.
Kay Bailey Hutchison is right choice for Texas Exes
Editor's Note: Associate Editor Noah Horwitz currently works with Jason Fuller, Hutchison's former regional director.
Texas Starts to Have Company in Position on Common Core
State legislatures are scrambling to renounce Common Core standards as a grassroots movement builds against them.