87th Legislative Session Outcomes and Overview

The Texas Exes is grateful for the support of the advocates who worked to strengthen Texas higher education.  Your engagement made a difference!  Initial budget decisions did not include funding f

Longhorns Providing Relief in February’s Winter Storm

On Feb. 15, a brutal winter storm impacted the lives of millions of Texans, and many still need support.

Longhorn Legislator Committee Leadership

As of January 12, the Texas Legislature gaveled into the 87th Legislative Session. As a part of the legislative process, representatives and senators are given committee assignments by the Lt.

Katherine Tong, BA ’12, a key player in the fight against food insecurity in Texas during the pandemic.  

Katherine Tong, BA ’12, has been a key player in the fight against food insecurity in Texas during the pandemic.   During the 87th Texas Legislative Session, we’re sharing special alumni stories abou

Texas Capitol Dome

Happy National Voter Registration Day!

Happy National Voter Registration Day!   The deadline to register to vote for the upcoming Nov. 5 election is Oct. 7, 2019  Full of towering figures like Barbara Jordan and Laura Bush, MLS ’73, Texa

UT Tower

Briefing Room: May 28, 2019

Happy Sine Die!   This past Memorial Day marks the end of the 86th Legislative Session. The House and Senate adjourned for the interim.

UT Tower and Main Building from Front

Briefing Room: May 14, 2019

The state budget is always the number one issue facing UT Austin during legislative session. As of this writing, higher education stakeholders have been pleasantly surprised with the proposed budgets 

Texas Capitol Building

Briefing Room Feb. 27, 2019

You may have seen Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp’s opinion piece last week in the Houston Chronicle, in which A&M makes the case for greater investment in public higher education as lawmakers

Inside Texas Union

Budget Conferees Named

Though the upper and lower chambers individual proposals don’t seem all that different from a total spending standpoint, the ways in which they arrived at those numbers varies greatly.

Hook ’Em Statue and Stadium

Update on Senate Bill 822

Senate Bill 822 (Estes) recently passed the full Senate and was sent to the House for referral to a committee.