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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Wentworth surprises senate with campus carry maneuver

Sen. Jeff Wentworth surprised his colleagues and brought the Senate to a standstill today when he tried to tack his controversial campus carry bill onto another measure.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Wentworth searching for campus carry votes

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, hoped to bring up his bill today that would allow some individuals to carry concealed handguns on college and university campuses, following a false start on Thursday. But the search for...

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

B-On-Time program costing Texas State millions

The program offers sweet savings if you are a student. But if you are an institution of higher education, the program might be costing you anywhere from a few thousand to millions of dollars, Texas State University...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Wentworth, Rodriguez debate campus carry on CNN

On today's broadcast of CNN's American Morning, state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, and state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, debated the controversial issue of concealed handguns on college campuses. Wentworth is one of the authors of SB354,...

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Council approves river protection plan

San Marcos city council members on Tuesday unanimously approved recommendations to alleviate the effects of swimming, picnicking and other recreational activities on the health of the San Marcos River.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Wentworth likens tuition set-aside to ‘direct theft’

Since deregulation of public university tuition rates, average tuition has increased 72 percent, according to the Coordinating Board. For some students who do not qualify for need-based aid, the realization that they are unknowingly helping to ease...

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Commentary: Why campus carry?

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, who has introduced legislation allowing concealed handgun licensees to carry their weapons on university campus, writes, "I want to put an element of doubt in a potential shooter's mind."

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Electoral power is about voting, not population

You can make political districts the same size, but you can’t make them politically equal.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

TCEQ drops three-county groundwater proposal

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has backed off a proposal to dissolve a western Hays County groundwater district and fold it into a three-county agency including portions of Travis and Comal Counties. However, the idea...

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

As prospects fizzle, Wentworth plans return to Senate

Perhaps a made-up word — “mavericky” — may be the most appropriate way to describe state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, the San Antonio Republican whose district includes Hays County. After six terms in the Senate, the 70-year-old has...

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