The governing board of Texas Southmost College in Brownsville rejected a proposal for a new operating agreement with the University of Texas at Brownsville on Thursday that critics said would have ceded too much local control to the UT System.
Two weeks before the Nov. 2 election, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White focused on affordable higher education and textbook curricula as he assured students on the West Mall on Tuesday that he is the change Texas needs.
Tuesday night, the five largest newspapers in Texas held their gubernatorial debate at KLRU-TV’s studios on the UT campus — Democrat Bill White, Libertarian Kathie Glass and Green Party candidate Deb Shafto all showed up. Republican Gov. Rick Perry did not.