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Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Above average tuition increases at Texas State since 2003 deregulation bill

Texas State University, along with the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, have seen an above-average increase in tuition since 2003, according to a report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Dream Act supporters rally against efforts to repeal

During a rally at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, supporters of the Texas Dream Act said they were ready to challenge any efforts this legislative session to repeal the 2001 law.

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Regents approve master’s degree in nursing for Texas State

The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized Texas State University to offer a new masters degree program to help address a critical healthcare issue in Texas: The need for more primary care providers.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Board proposes major overhaul of TEXAS Grants program

TEXAS Grants, the state’s primary need-based financial aid program for college students, could get a major retooling next session if lawmakers follow new recommendations by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Friday, October 19th, 2012

New Higher Ed chair says he’ll keep an open mind

Since it was created in 2009, the Senate Higher Education Committee has been led by state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. But this month, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst replaced the chairwoman with state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, who...

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Letter: Zaffirini still a force in Texas Senate

In a letter to the editor, Mayor DANIEL GUERRERO says we were wrong in saying Sen. Judith Zaffirini won't chair any significant legislative committees. Her new appointment as chair of the Government Oversight committee is a major...

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Zaffirini’s ouster comes with a consolation prize

Zaffirini, an unabashed champion of the state's public universities who had fought to get the committee established in 2009 and has chaired it since, was replaced with state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo.

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Texas State receives major gift for water research

With plans Friday to rename Texas State University's River Systems Institute, the Texas State University System Board of Regents aims to recognize a Dallas-based philanthropic organization.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Video: Fred Heldenfels IV on the future of higher education

San Marcos businessman Fred Heldenfels IV is at the helm of the board charged with making sure Texas higher education is competitive and relevant. HE sat down with the Mercury's content partner, The Texas Tribune, to talk...

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Heldenfels rips report on community colleges oversight

The report found that two existing entities, the coordinating board — which the San Marcos native oversees — and the Texas Association of Community Colleges, a nonprofit group that advocates for the state’s colleges, could serve as...

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