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  • Eagle webcam enthralls viewers, aids research

    On a recent afternoon, Bill Powers perked up with excitement when his PixController Inc. webcam of the bald eagles' nest in Hays reached an impressive benchmark.

  • Legislative report referred to district attorney

    A special legislative report that accuses University of Texas System regent Wallace Hall of possibly criminal misconduct has been forwarded to the Travis County District Attorney's Office.

  • Legislative report: UT regent may have broken law

    University of Texas System regent Wallace Hall may have committed impeachable offenses in his campaign to oust Bill Powers from the presidency of the system's flagship Austin university, according to a draft of a long-awaited legislative committee report.

  • Emails: Hall accused Cigarroa of neglecting work

    Before University of Texas system Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa announced he would retire, embattled system Regent Wallace Hall Jr. accused him of dereliction of duty, emails show.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012, file photo, Texas coach Mack Brown calls for a timeout during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Austin, Texas. Brown has stepped down as coach and that the Alamo Bowl against Oregon on Dec. 30 will be his last game with the Longhorns, the school announced Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/ Eric Gay, File)

    Mack Brown: 'It wasn't best for the university to stay'

    The inability to meet those expectations over the last four years pushed Mack Brown to resign after 16 years, ending an era that included the national championship following the 2005 season.

  • Brown says he wasn't meeting his own standard

    For a decade, Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns won more games than almost any other program in the country.

  • Pressure mounting as Brown mulls decision

    The Mack Brown saga at Texas continues _ even without Nick Saban in the picture any more.

  • Pressure mounting as Brown mulls decision

    The Mack Brown saga at Texas continues _ even without Nick Saban in the picture any more.

  • Texas' Brown mum on future amid speculation

    Texas coach Mack Brown declined to say Thursday whether the Alamo Bowl will be his final game, amid intense speculation following another disappointing season that began with the Longhorns talking about becoming national championship contenders again.

  • Texas coach Mack Brown responds to a question during a Valero Alamo Bowl NCAA college football news conference, Thursday,  Dec. 12, 2013, in San Antonio. Texas and Oregon will play Dec. 30. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Mack Brown won't say whether he's leaving Longhorns

    Speaking to reporters for the first time since multiple published reports this week indicated that he might step down, Brown said he has yet to talk with new Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and university President Bill Powers about the job he's held since 1998.

  • Texas' Brown keeps going amid job speculation

    Texas coach Mack Brown has had a running joke all week: He is the only coach in America playing for a conference championship while also shrugging off speculation that he could be replaced.

  • FILE - In this March 1, 2007, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson announces his departure from the team during a news conference at the basketball team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore. Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson has accepted the athletic director's job at the University of Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Patterson accepted an offer after interviewing for the job over the weekend, according to the person with knowledge of the offer who spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel)

    Steve Patterson leaving Arizona State to become new AD at Texas

    Patterson will replace DeLoss Dodds, who is stepping down after 32 years at Texas. Patterson will take over the country's wealthiest college athletic department with an annual budget of nearly $170 million.

  • Lt. Joel Vettel of the Fargo Police Department talks to the media near the North Dakota State University campus in Fargo, N.D., following a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the campus on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday after phoned-in bomb threats prompted evacuations and officials warned students and faculty to get away as quickly as possible. No bombs had been found on either campus by midmorning and it was not clear whether the threats were related. (AP Photo/The Forum, Ryan Babb)

    Bomb threats evacuate Texas, N. Dakota campuses

    Thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday after phoned-in bomb threats prompted evacuations and officials warned students and faculty to get away as quickly as possible. No bombs were found on either campus by early afternoon it was not clear whether the threats were related.

  • Oklahoma, Texas clear path to leave Big 12

    Oklahoma cleared the way Monday for its possible departure from the Big 12, with university president David Boren demanding the league move toward an equal revenue-sharing model and create stability or else lose the Sooners to the Pac-12.

  • Oklahoma, shown playing Florida State on Saturday, wants to stick with rival Oklahoma State in whatever conference it ends up in. (Associated Press)

    Officials give Texas, Oklahoma go-ahead to seek new homes

    Oklahoma cleared the way Monday for its possible departure from the Big 12, with university president David Boren demanding the league move toward an equal revenue-sharing model and create stability or else lose the Sooners to the Pac-12.

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