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El Centro College, Texas A&M University launch new engineering academy

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Dallas – Faced with a critical need for more engineers in Texas, colleges and universities are looking for innovative ways to attract students to that field. Texas A&M University and El Centro College have

A little caution goes a long way while swimming

A little caution goes a long way while swimming

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Photo: Facilities like Cimarron Family Aquatic Center provide clean and monitored  ways to beat the summer heat. /Photo by John Starkey Swimming is a great way to stay cool while having fun with friends and

Same-sex couples marrying or soon to marry in Texas

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Austin, Texas – Nearly 80 percent of Texas Counties are either already making marriage licenses available to same-sex couples or are planning to make licenses available shortly after technical changes to software and physical marriage certificates

District attorney expands sexual assault unit

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Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk announced an internal reorganization June 24 to expand the Sexual Assault Unit, which will add a new attorney and a new investigator with the plan of expanding even

What Will It Take For Gov. Abbot To Sign DUI Law?

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In North Texas last week, the Dallas Morning News joined a growing chorus of voices calling on Governor Greg Abbott to sign a new DUI law this summer. Gov. Abbot has more than 1,000

University of Texas at Dallas Students Place in Top 10 in Business Competition

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Students from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) were recently selected as finalists in a national competition involving helping out small businesses by using entrepreneurial and marketing strategies. UT Dallas News Center reports that

Irving Independence Day Parade

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Irving residents started their 4th of July celebration with the annual Independence Day Parade and reception in Heritage

More than $137 million flows to Texas one month following disaster

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AUSTIN, Texas – State and federal dollars are flowing into Texas communities recovering from the May 4 through June 19 storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and floods. To date, more than $137 million in state and

Community church wrestles for Haiti

Community church wrestles for Haiti

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Photo: Following a victory for ‘Team Good’, Charlie King races around the ring to high five excited fans from Bear Creek Community Church. /Photo by Courtney Ouellette Children and adults alike cheered on their favorite

Texas State Library and Archives Commission receives $7.5m increase in funding

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AUSTIN, TX – The 84th Texas Legislature has increased the appropriation of the State Library and Archives Commission by $7.6M for the 2016-2017 biennium. The new funding includes resources to launch the Texas Digital