Quotes to note: Tejano monument, soap ban and more

Editor’s note: From a new Tejano monument to an anti-bacterial soap ban, these are among our favorite quotes for the past several days.

“This important monument reflects a larger truth about the origins of Texas, about the contributions of so many Hispanic citizens to the creation of the state we love and the lives we share.”
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on the creation of a new statue to commemorate Hispanic contributions to Texas history, according to a press release. As part of a larger effort to support the statue, UT professor Emilio Zamora is working to increase Tejano history in local public school curriculum.

“This has to be her dream job.”
Kim Mulkey, Baylor University women’s basketball coach, on the news that Karen Aston will succeed Gail Goestenkors as head Longhorn women’s basketball coach according to the Austin American-Statesman. Aston is currently head coach at the University of North Texas.

“If you want an incentive program, put your money where your mouth is.”
State Sen. Judith Zaffirini on the need to ensure full funding for the B-On-Time loan program, according to the Texas Tribune. A recent analysis found that more than one third of the program’s funding was never distributed to students.

“It’s unfortunate we live in a world where security is such a top concern. But that is the case, and providing a security detail has been a tradition going back several administrations.”
Perry spokeswoman Catherine Frazier on the still rising costs – now $2.8 million – associated with providing security for the governor during his bid for the Republican presidential nomination according to the Texas Tribune.

“Student housing has agreed not to buy it, [but] there is no university-wide edict.”
UT spokesperson Tara Doolittle on Student Government’s recent resolution calling on the University to ban anti-bacterial soap in campus restrooms, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Last week, Student Government voted to install two fluoride-free water fountains in prominent places on campus.