Wine bill slips onto Senate agenda; university measures approved

The state has two public universities with nationally prominent research programs: the University of Texas and Texas A&M University. The legislation seeks to give seven others a shot at the top tier by providing additional state money for which they would compete. The seven so-called emerging research universities are UT-Dallas, UT-Arlington, UT-San

Two measures intended to lift more public universities in Texas to national prominence were approved Wednesday by the Senate Higher Education Committee. The proposals now go to the full Senate.

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