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Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Texas debates who owns its water

It sounds simple: Who owns the groundwater in Texas? But this issue, like others in the hot-button area of aquifer planning, is embroiled in an ongoing policy battle.

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

State senators try to buy time for teachers

With major state funding cuts looming, for many school districts, it's not a question of if — but how and when — teacher layoffs will occur. A new bipartisan bill from education leaders in the state Senate...

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, 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...

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Wentworth wants answers on the one that got away

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, a San Antonio Republican who represents Hays County, is still fuming that another lawmaker was selected to serve as chancellor of the Texas State University System.

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