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President Kaplan Calls for Support to Harvey Relief Efforts

President Kaplan Calls for Support to Harvey Relief Efforts

Karina Krul, Student Life Editor

August 30, 2017

President Kaplan sent an email to the campus community Wednesday morning addressing Hurricane Harvey and the devastation it has caused in Houston. He stressed the importance of extending sympathies and taking part in disaster relief to aid the citizens of Houston. “Hurricane Harvey has brought days of devastatio...

Holland Tops Pujols, Cards; Texas Ties Series at 2

The Associated Press

October 26, 2011

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Inning by inning, this World Series is getting more intriguing. Derek Holland provided the latest twist, boosted by a pregame pep talk from his manager. The Texas lefty shut down the St. Louis Cardinals on two hits into the ninth inning, and the Rangers won 4-0 Sunday to even...

Texas Looking to Rescind Transgender Marriage Rights

Liz De La Torre

May 4, 2011

In a state that forbids same-sex marriage, the year 2009 marked a feat for Texas as a law allowing transgendered people to use documentation of their sexual reassignment to obtain a marriage license was signed into effect by Sen. Tommy Williams and Rep. Lois Kolkhorst. Now, nearly two years after this ...

Texas Poised to Pass Bill Allowing Guns on Campus

The Associated Press

February 23, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms. More than half the members of the Texas House have signed on as co-authors of a measure directing ...

Pregnant Soldier Shot, Others Wounded at Fort Hood

Kimberly Reilly

October 27, 2010

At Ford Hood, Texas on November 5 of last year, a brave soldier expecting a child was shot in a run riot. Before a bullet pierced into her skin, she was terribly worried about what was about to happen. Pvt. Francheska Velez took the only action she could think of at the time: hide in a chair, trying...

Longhorns Overcome Turnovers and Defeat Red Raiders

Tom Chieppo

September 22, 2010

The silent treatment the Texas Tech Red Raiders fans unleashed on the Longhorns didn’t work at all as the Texas Longhorns capped their 3rd straight win (24-14) on Saturday night at Jones AT&T Stadium. Jones AT&T Stadium opened up in 1947 as the Clifford B and Audrey Jones Stadium.  The...

Hurricane Hermine Drenches Texas

Ashley McDowell

September 16, 2010

On Sept. 6, forecasters said that Tropical Storm Hermine had put a hurricane watch in effect for parts of Texas. According to CNN.com, the storm was expected to dump four to eight inches of rain over northeastern Mexico and sections of southern and north-central Texas. Isolated amounts of up to 12 inches...

Texas man threatened deadly force to stop abortion

Liz De La Torre

April 6, 2010

From The Associated Press DALLAS – A Texas man faces charges after he filed documents in federal court threatening to use deadly force to stop an abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court didn't immediately act to outlaw the practice, federal officials said Monday. Erlyndon Joseph "Joey" Lo, 27, of...

Mexico-bound bus crashes in Texas, killing 2

Liz De La Torre

March 16, 2010

From The Associated Press CAMPBELLTON, Texas – A crowded bus carrying young families and spring breakers toward Mexico went careening off a Texas highway and flipped onto its side Tuesday, killing two people and forcing dozens of bloodied passengers to climb to safety through broken windows and...

Authorities charge 2 men in Texas church fire

Liz De La Torre

February 21, 2010

From The Associated Press TYLER, Texas – Two men who once attended church together were charged Sunday with intentionally burning down a church in east Texas and are suspected in a string of similar blazes, authorities said. Jason Robert Bourque, 19, and 21-year-old Daniel George McAllister face...

Rapes of elderly women terrify central Texas towns

Liz De La Torre

January 18, 2010

From The Associated Press YOAKUM, Texas – With a serial rapist on the loose, Cassandra McGinty has developed a new routine when she arrives home: search room to room, a handgun or stun gun drawn. The predator has been assaulting older women in central Texas over the past year, terrifying residents an...

Texas man with low IQ asks court to spare his life

Liz De La Torre

December 3, 2009

From The Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Prison officials were moving forward with plans to execute a 44-year-old man Thursday evening for raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl, despite pleas from his attorneys he is too mentally impaired to qualify for capital punishment. Bobby Wayne Woods was tr...

Neighbor: Fort Hood suspect emptied his apartment

Liz De La Torre

November 6, 2009

From The Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas – An Army psychiatrist suspected of opening fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood cleaned out his apartment in the days before the rampage that left 13 people dead, a neighbor said Friday. The neighbor, Patricia Villa, said Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan came o...

Texas law on children seeing porn being challenged

Liz De La Torre

October 30, 2009

From The Associated Press DALLAS – A 1970s-era Texas law that allows parents to show "harmful material" to their children has come under fire after a prosecutor said he couldn't file charges against a man accused of forcing his 8- and 9-year-old daughters to watch hardcore online pornography. Randall Count...

Murder counts tossed in Texas yogurt shop slayings

Liz De La Torre

October 28, 2009

From The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas – A judge on Wednesday dismissed murder charges against two men awaiting retrial in the 1991 slayings of four teens at an Austin yogurt shop, after prosecutors admitted they weren't ready to take the case to a jury. Robert Springsteen was sent to death...

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