Horns Up, Horns Down for August 5

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Horns Up: Flip-flopping on its earlier decision to withhold additional aid, the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared West, the town devastated by a fertilizer plant explosion in April, a disaster area on Friday. The money comes as welcome news to a town still reeling from a disaster that caused as much as $100 million in damage to insured property. We appreciate the president’s and FEMA’s recognition of the importance of these funds to the rebuilding of West.

Horns Down: Gov. Rick Perry has called three special sessions during the 83rd legislative session, but he has yet to place tuition revenue bonds, the funding mechanisms for campus construction projects, on the legislative agenda. We hate to keep harping on it, but we have to ask: What gives, Governor?