Saturday, July 9, 2016

Whitmire fires ANOTHER UT Houston Warning Shot


Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”
1 Peter 5:5

Ouch:
An influential Texas senator is asking the state auditor to investigate the University of Texas' purchase of 300 acres in Houston.
In a letter sent to the auditor's office Wednesday, state Sen. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat, said the auditor needs to review the purchase "to ensure complete transparency and accountability of our higher education dollars."
"It is imperative that elected officials and the public have a clear understanding of the entire process and timeline leading to the decision to purchase these tracts of land," Whitmire wrote. "Did the contracting process include a needs assessment, a request for proposals, quantitative scoring criteria and a selection committee? Were these and or other best practices followed in the purchase of land in Houston?"
Read the whole thing here.

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