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Texas Universities Say Anti-Gun Protests Won’t Hurt Students’ Admissions

A number of Texas universities have joined the chorus of colleges nationwide encouraging high school students to participate in anti-gun walkouts and protests. They say it will not hurt prospective students’ chances for admission. Several institutions of higher learning even took to social media to share their messages supporting “civic engagement.”


Survey: Largest Texas County Turning Blue

HOUSTON, Texas — A survey from Rice University says that 52 percent of Harris County (Houston area) residents have now declared themselves as Democratic or to lean Democratic. Only thirty percent declare themselves to be Republican.

Increased U.S. Currency Valuation Bad for Texas Exports, Says International Monetary Expert

Monetary expert, Dr. C. Fred Bergsten, recently spoke at the Baker Institute at Rice University about the impact of the Plaza Accord. The Plaza Accord was a pro-growth agreement signed in 1985 by the G-5 nations of West Germany, France, the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom. The program, signed at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, was designed to force the United States to devalue the American dollar.


Mexico’s Energy Reform Critical For That Nation’s Economic Growth

The prosperity of Mexico is a key issue for Texas. The Mexican oil & gas industry is a major factor in the productivity of Mexico. On April 28 the Mexico Center at the Baker Institute at Rice University put on a comprehensive program on Mexico’s Energy Reform with 15 speakers and 300 attendees sponsored by the law firm Haynes Boone.

Mexico Center at Rice University's Baker Institute