Evan Smith, Texas Tribune http://kut.org en Sources: Cigarroa to Step Down as UT Chancellor http://kut.org/post/sources-cigarroa-step-down-ut-chancellor-0 <article><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-weight: inherit;">Francisco Cigarroa</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-weight: inherit;">, the chancellor of the University of Texas System, will announce Monday that plans to step down to become the head of the pediatric surgery unit at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, three sources tell The Texas Tribune.</span></p><div class="content"><p>Cigarroa's intention to resign his post was first&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/state-regional/university-of-texas-system-chancellor-francisco-ci/ndJSb/" target="_blank">reported</a> late Sunday by the <em>Austin American-Statesman</em>.&nbsp;<span>A Sunday&nbsp;</span><a href="http://utsystem.edu/news/2014/02/09/chancellor-cigarroa-make-special-announcement-news-conference" target="_blank">release</a><span>&nbsp;by the system said Cigarroa and Paul Foster, the chairman of the Board of Regents, will appear together at a Monday morning news conference at which the chancellor will make a "special announcement."</span></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:14:49 +0000 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune 9746 at http://kut.org Sources: Cigarroa to Step Down as UT Chancellor TribWeek: In Case You Missed It http://kut.org/post/tribweek-case-you-missed-it <p><em>KUT&nbsp;is a reporting partner with the Texas Tribune. Here&#39;s the best of the Trib&#39;s reporting from this very busy week.</em></p> Sat, 21 Jan 2012 15:02:59 +0000 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune 3496 at http://kut.org TribWeek: In Case You Missed It New Paul Ad Hits "Washington Machine" http://kut.org/post/new-paul-ad-hits-washington-machine <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="246" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ExwqY7Wiiig" width="425"></iframe></p><p>In a tough new ad, Iowa caucus frontrunner-of-the-moment <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/ron-paul/" target="_blank">Ron Paul</a> takes out after the &quot;Washington machine,&quot; &quot;serial hypocrite&quot; Newt Gingrich and &quot;flip-flopper&quot; Mitt Romney.</p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 18:36:36 +0000 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune 3319 at http://kut.org Perry Sues for Virginia Ballot Access http://kut.org/post/perry-sues-virginia-ballot-access <p><a>Rick Perry</a>&#39;s campaign has filed suit in federal court challenging the constitutional validity of Virginia&#39;s ballot access rules. The Texas governor was notified last Friday that he had failed to submit the requisite number of valid signatures from registered voters in the Commonwealth and would not appear on the March 6 primary ballot.</p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 23:57:51 +0000 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune 3314 at http://kut.org Perry Sues for Virginia Ballot Access Perry is Texas Monthly's Bum Steer of the Year http://kut.org/post/perry-texas-monthlys-bum-steer-year <p>Oops, they did it again.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:55:22 +0000 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune 3224 at http://kut.org Perry is Texas Monthly's Bum Steer of the Year Perry: Liberals Say "Faith is a Sign of Weakness" http://kut.org/post/perry-liberals-say-faith-sign-weakness <object height="246" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/c6tmsxdSUkY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="246" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/c6tmsxdSUkY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425"></embed></object><p>In a new ad airing today in Iowa and apparently intended to appeal to conservative evangelicals,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.texastribune.org/perrypedia/">Rick Perry</a>&nbsp;talks openly about his faith &mdash; and says liberals believe &quot;faith is a sign of weakness.&quot;</p><p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 19:04:58 +0000 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune 3116 at http://kut.org New Perry Ad, "Values," Will Air in Iowa http://kut.org/post/new-perry-ad-values-will-air-iowa <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="246" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2XRzmdBk-UU" width="425"></iframe></p><p>&quot;The values I learned served me well as governor of Texas and will continue to guide me as president,&quot; Rick Perry says in a new ad that begins airing today in Iowa, whose first-in-the-nation caucus is less than two months away.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:00:03 +0000 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune 2952 at http://kut.org Perry Ad "Zeroes" In on Obama http://kut.org/post/perry-ad-zeroes-obama <p>Looking past the Republican primary to the general election, <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/perrypedia/">Rick Perry</a>&#39;s campaign today released an ad contrasting its characterization of Barack Obama&#39;s first years in office &mdash; &quot;zero&quot; accomplishments on jobs, change, etc. &mdash; with the Texas governor&#39;s promise of national renewal through new leadership.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="246" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8EL5Atp_vF0" width="425"></iframe></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:20:04 +0000 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune 2561 at http://kut.org Perry Ad "Zeroes" In on Obama Perry to Time: "I'll Be Better Every Day" http://kut.org/post/perry-time-ill-be-better-every-day <p>The Gov is on the cov.</p><p><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/rick-perry/">Rick Perry</a> comes out swinging in an exclusive interview in the new issue of <em>Time</em> magazine, which hits newsstands tomorrow. Perry sat down with the magazine&#39;s editor, Rick Stengel, and Mark Halperin, its editor at large and senior political analyst; he was <a href="http://lightbox.time.com/2011/09/15/platon-on-perry-behind-the-scenes-of-the-cover-of-time/#1" target="_blank">photographed</a> for the cover by Platon in a tight close-up.</p><p>Portions of the interview are now <a href="http://swampland.time.com/2011/09/15/rick-perry-exclusive-the-gops-fiery-front-runner-on-his-rise-record-and-rhetoric/?iid=sl-main-lede" target="_blank">online</a>, but we&#39;ve culled a few choice excerpts: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:09:18 +0000 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune 2521 at http://kut.org Perry to Time: "I'll Be Better Every Day" It's Official: Dewhurst Enters U.S. Senate Race http://kut.org/post/its-official-dewhurst-enters-us-senate-race <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ALFg-rBmHUU" width="425"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 02:48:39 +0000 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune 1995 at http://kut.org TribLive: "We're Not a Crazy State," Turner Says http://kut.org/post/triblive-were-not-crazy-state-turner-says <p><object height="272" width="425"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/W7xmzGA7eYU?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="272" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/W7xmzGA7eYU?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;showinfo=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425"></embed></object></p><p>At this morning&#39;s TribLive conversation, state Rep. <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/sylvester-turner/" target="_blank">Sylvester Turner</a>, D-Houston, warned his House Republican colleagues about overreaching in exercising their supermajority power. Thu, 19 May 2011 17:17:23 +0000 Evan Smith, Texas Tribune 1506 at http://kut.org