In a radio interview with Christian talk show host Rick Wiles, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione talks about the Texas gold depository, which would allow gold owned by the University of Texas’ endowment fund to be returned from New York City. While gold fever has long been a feature of American political life, its rapid normalization in Texas and adoption as state policy is odd, to say the least.
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Texas has become the epicenter of immigrant family detention, where many families are detained in prison-like conditions and exploited by local judges.
“My Beautiful City Austin” is a humorous, self-depreciating collection of stories following a young architect as he navigates a city whose most pressing threat is its own popularity.
Once the most powerful laser in the world, the Texas Petawatt Laser lies beneath the University of Texas, and continues to awe scientists around the world.
At the University of Texas at Austin today, Wendy Davis continued to attack Greg Abbott and said the state’s low turnout was helping her more than Abbott.
At a university haunted by a history of racial segregation, all eyes are now on Charlie Strong.
For a long time, Jerry Patterson has been one of the few voices in the Texas GOP arguing for pragmatism on border security and immigration. Now he’s leaving, and he’s not too optimistic about anyone taking his place.
When Dr. Walter Stroup showed that Texas’ standardized testing regime is ﬂawed, the testing company struck back.
The potential firing of UT-Austin President Bill Powers marks another success for the machine that’s been chewing through Texas politics and institutions.
Last week, University of Texas Press announced its Texas Bookshelf initiative, a five-year, 16 book effort by some of the state’s most esteemed writers to tell the Texas story. The centerpiece of the project will be a comprehensive, full-length history of the state written by Stephen Harrigan, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and faculty member at UT’s Mitchner Center for Writers.