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Stories with person: Joe Straus
  • Politicians, athletes promoted underqualified students to UT 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:39 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - State lawmakers, wealthy donors, university regents and even current and former athletes wrote letters to top campus officials, helping otherwise underqualified students win University of Texas admission, according to a newspaper report Monday.

  • Patrick grassroots board dissolves amid tea party grumbling 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 6:46 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The grassroots advisory board Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick set up as a sounding board for his tea party constituency is dissolving after a legislative session that left the leadership of that constituency dissatisfied.