Texas universities delaying improvements

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The University of Houston-Clear Lake, which is scheduled to become to a four-year university next fall, had sought support from the Texas Legislature for new science and academic support facilities that administrators hope to open in 2017.

But a package of tuition revenue bonds to provide more than $2.7 billion to support about 60 campus construction projects around the state was not approved during the last legislative session, despite broad, bipartisan support. And during the three subsequent special sessions, Gov. Rick Perry did not add the issue to the agenda.

William A. Staples, the president of UH-Clear Lake, said the institution’s plan to begin accepting underclassmen is proceeding as planned.

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