Quotes of the Week

We were known as a university of last choice. Students want bragging rights. We didn’t give them any bragging rights.

University of Houston President Renu Khator on overcoming public perception of the school when she started there

We'll see if we have a choice. Filing doesn’t close until December, but he may not have a challenger.

Toby Marie Walker, president of the Waco Tea Party, to Politico on U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

Where's a better job? What's the biggest responsibility an athletic director has today? Money. That's not a worry at Texas... It's like going to the University of Heaven.

Chuck Neinas, former acting commissioner of the Big 12, quoted by The Associated Press on whether squabbles between UT’s president and its regents will affect the search for a new athletic director

Cruz is trying to start a wave of Salem witch trials in the G.O.P. on the shutdown and Obamacare, and that fear is impacting some people’s calculations on 2016.

Republican strategist Mike Murphy, quoted in The New York Times

I keep getting people asking me to run for Texas Agriculture Commissioner! What do you think I should do? I am in need of some direction here please.

Former Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, on his Facebook page

There’s no polite way to put this — Dan Patrick is lying.

Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson in response to a new ad from Sen. Dan Patrick claiming that he is the only candidate for lieutenant governor who opposes in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants