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Posted: Feb 4, 2013 3:22 PM

Updated: Feb 4, 2013 3:45 PM

AUSTIN - State lawmakers from the Rio Grande Valley on Monday filed a bill that would allow the merger of three schools.

House Bill 1000 calls for the merger of the University of Texas at Brownsville, the University of Texas-Pan American and the Regional Academic Health Center.

State Rep. Rene Oliveira signed the bill and filed it for consideration. The bill will need two-thirds approval. The senate version of the legislation, Senate Bill 24 also was filed on Monday.

Oliveira said the bill should face little opposition.

Topics: rene oliveira, austin, utb, utpa, rahc state bill 1000

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