The Texas Senate passed bill SB 24 to create a new University of Texas institution in the Rio Grande Valley, as reported here, by a wide margin.
The reporting is already starting to annoy me. Why is the headline, “Senate approves medical school for Valley” instead of “Senate approves new university for Valley”? Or how about “Senate approves The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science in the Valley”? The latter is in there. Nobody had ever mentioned before, even though it’s a big part of the Senate bill.
House bill 1000 is the House of representatives version of the bill, and it’s here. If I’m interpreting it right, it will be voted on on 19 March 2013.