Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is responding to criticism over a phone call made to the Allen Police Department in an attempt to get a family member out of jail.

While the lieutenant governor maintains he was acting as a concerned family member, some political experts say public officials should know where to draw the line, and many are even speculating this could do some real damage to his political future.

REGENTS RESPOND

The UT board of regents made changes Thursday, amid controversy surrounding one of their own. Members appointed El Paso businessman Paul Foster as the new chairman, and directed staff to provide a detailed report of on the UT system’s handling of requests under the Texas Public Information Act.

BACK ON TRACK?

The state’s embattled cancer prevention agency has new life after a lack of oversight in the grant-review process drew heightened scrutiny.

We sat down with CPRIT’s interim executive director, Wayne Roberts, to find out where the reconciliation process stands and where the agency’s work is headed.