Days after the end of the special legislative session and on the brink of a holiday weekend, the governor’s office announced the appointment of Barbara Cargill to chair of the State Board of Education.
Monday's article “UT freshman badly injured, hospitalized after collision,” resembles an opinion article, as it addresses the victim’s obligation as a cyclist to be “responsible[...] for their own visibility.”
Today, as millions of Americans are firing up the grill, waving flags and remembering our nation’s birthday, hundreds of politicos, pundits and one Rick Perry are gearing up for a crack at the White House.
The City Council voted Wednesday to endorse the Formula 1 racetrack. The vote will most likely bring the Grand Prix to Austin in 2012 — an event that has promised the city a lot while asking for surprisingly little.
The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act would provide legal residency to those who have lived in the United States since at least age 15 if they complete college or military service for at least two years.
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.