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Commissioners want business, tech funds to support creative sector

(George Thomas)

By Chad Swiatecki

The Austin business community, particularly the technology companies flocking to the area, will likely be asked this year to increase their support for a creative sector that is being squeezed by the rising cost of living across the city.

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UT begins $6 billion fundraising campaign, biggest ever among Texas universities

The University of Texas says the campaign is the largest in the history of Texas universities. (Allie Goulding/The Texas Tribune)

By Lomi Kriel

The University of Texas at Austin announced the biggest philanthropic campaign ever undertaken by a Texas university Friday, pledging to raise $6 billion, with one-sixth of that sum to pay for student scholarships and support.

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MJ Hegar raises $13.5 million in third quarter, a huge improvement over past hauls
Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate MJ Hegar raised $13.5 million in the third quarter.

By Patrick Svitek

MJ Hegar, the Democratic challenger to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, announced Wednesday that she raised over $13.5 million in the third quarter, a massive improvement over her previous hauls.

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