Monthly Archives: February 2013

Higher Ed Leaders Want Financial Aid Priority for Community College Transfers

The Texas Association of Community Colleges and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board want community college transfer students to go to the front of the line for Texas’ scholarship program.

Texans March for Immigration Reform in Austin

A steady throng of demonstrators marched down Congress Ave. to the Capitol Friday morning, carrying huge colorful banners and signs with messages like “I was born in the USA – Don’t take my mommy and daddy away!” and “End detentions now!” The demonstrators came from all over the state and represented about 30 organizations calling for “fair and just immigration reform that provides dignity and rights for all.”

Some Lawmakers Hope to Salvage Dwindling Legal Aid Funding

We’re in the midst of a funding crisis for legal aid, according to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. Last session the Legislature gave $17.5 million to civil legal aid, less than it spent in 2009. This session’s House and Senate budget proposals would each shrink that even further, to $13 million.