Last week, Gov. Rick Perry signed into law a bill that overrides a federal mandate phasing out incandescent lightbulbs. Flying in the face of constitutional authority and judicial precedent, the legislation only scores cheap political points at the expense of solving real problems.
Prayer vigils and secession-blather aside, the reason university students, school teachers and the politically astute don’t support Perry is his record of self-serving governance at the expense of the poor, the vulnerable and working Texans.
While the UT community has rightfully rallied against a set of misguided proposals, that support should not be allowed to fester into the kind of protectionist mentality that assumes that the University is infallible.
Tristan Thompson was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. This selection makes Thompson the third highest selection to come from Texas behind LaMarcus Aldridge in 2006 and Kevin Durant in 2007, who were both chosen second overall.