Development receives initial approval
The Arlington City Council gave initial approval, in a 7-1 vote, to a
developer’s request to build a five-story high-density apartment complex
and parking garage on the east side of The University of Texas at
Arlington, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. The proposed $35 million development, which requires a second
council vote, would replace more than 100 aging apartments. Council
member Sheri Capehart voted against the project.
UT System tuition talk
A group of students taking their cues from the Occupy movement wants the
University of Texas System regents to know they won’t take tuition
increases without a fight, the Texas Tribune
reported. At a meeting in front of UT’s iconic tower, the students will
settle on a final version of a protest document they hope sparks a
larger pushback against the growing cost of higher education. The story
mentions that UT Arlington will not raise tuition next year.