Office of the President - The University of Texas at Brownsville
MARCH 18, 2013 SPRING 2013 NO. 6
Dr. Juliet V. Garcia

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We have received confirmation that the Texas House of Representatives will consider House Bill 1000 on Tuesday, March 19. The legislation calls for merging The University of Texas at Brownsville and The University of Texas – Pan American and transforming the Regional Academic Health Center into a medical school that would also be part of the new South Texas university.

The House vote comes a few days after the Texas Senate approved the companion bill, Senate Bill 24, by a 30 to 1 vote on Wednesday, March 13.

The House will convene at 10 a.m. Tuesday and the agenda will be posted online. If you are in Austin on Tuesday, we invite you to join us to witness the bill’s progress. You may also watch our government in action on the live streamed broadcast.

The University of Texas at Brownsville
The University of Texas at Brownsville
Office of the President
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