Proposition 4 would open $500 million fund to 7 Texas universities

Proposition 4 would let seven schools tap into a half-billion-dollar fund to help them become research powerhouses.

Proposition 4 would let seven schools – including UT-Arlington, UT-Dallas and the University of North Texas – tap into a half-billion-dollar fund to help them become research powerhouses.

Besides the three North Texas campuses, the other aspiring Tier One schools are Texas Tech, the University of Houston, UT-El Paso and UT-San Antonio.

"This will give us a chance to compete," said Kent Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech System.

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