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The story of some community leaders' effort to switch the University of Houston-Victoria to the Texas A&M System reached the New York Times on Sunday.

The story, which appears on A27 of the Times' national edition, was written by Reeve Hamilton of the Texas Tribune, a nonprofit organization based in Austin. Through a new partnership, some Tribune stories appear in the Times.

As far as I can tell, this is the first time any big media outlet outside of Victoria has covered this story. Curiously, the Houston Chronicle has yet to write about this effort challenging the big university in its backyard.

The story summarizes many of the issues at play, but certainly can't be expected to go into the depth encompassing the dozens of stories the Advocate has written since this movement first was discussed in October 2009 after the UH System turned down the offer of free land for a new Victoria campus. Privately, community leaders began grumbling as far back as late 2008, when they felt UH resisted the effort to add underclassmen to UHV's enrollment.

Although this movement can be traced back at least 18 months, the Tribune/Times starts its story this year: "In January, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching elevated the University of Houston to its top tier of research universities. But, in the ensuing celebration for this hard-to-achieve accolade, some are feeling left out. An influential band of the 62,500 or so residents of Victoria, home of the University of Houston-Victoria — a smaller, more rural member of the University of Houston System, about 130 miles from the main campus — is leading a movement to part ways with the parent system."

Why do you think the Tribune started this way? What other thoughts do you have about the article? What does the story cover well and what, if any, key points does it miss?