There are 40 days left in the 83rd Regular Legislative Session. Things are progressing but there is a lot left to be done. Bills to address the state’s water resources and public education curriculum have moved through the House and are headed to the Senate floor soon. A conference committee for the state’s budget for the next biennium will be appointed in the next week.
Speaker Joe Straus has appointed Pete Geren, president of the Fort Worth-based Sid W. Richardson Foundation, to the oversight committee of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Geren succeeds Barbara Canales of Corpus Christi.
On this day in 1871, the Texas Legislature approved a bill providing for the organization of the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, now known as Texas A&M University.