Senator Watson Wants New Flagship

Senator Kirk Watson of Austin today called for a third flagship university in Texas and says his staff is researching the issue to determine whether he will file a bill.

Watson says it's unfortunate that when people think about research centers, they think about the east and west coasts.  "There are great things happening here and we already have premier universities......we need to preserve and enhance them.  But 20 years from now...we want to have at least a third new flagship university."