Gov. Rick Perry called a special session Monday night after a Democratic filibuster of a public education reform bill prevented the Legislature from balancing the budget before the legislative session’s end.
Growing up, summertime always meant swimming pools, sleep-away camp and girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch. But as I got older, my parents’ attitude about my favorite time of year shifted from “go out and play” to “go out and get a damn job.”
The memorial service displayed both the enormous amount of friendship and respect Shirley Bird Perry had established over a lifetime with so many people and the enormous circle of power in which she worked her magic.
In the latest and perhaps the most surprising rebuke of attempts to reform Texas higher education, 22 prominent Texas A&M alumni formed the “Alliance for Texas A&M University” to educate the A&M community about reforms that could compromise their university’s academic reputation.