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Texas A&M explores what firefighters can reveal about PTSD risk

Texas A&M explores what firefighters can reveal about PTSD risk

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Firefighters are exposed to a range of potentially traumatic stressors in their jobs, and many cope perfectly fine. However, a not-insignificant percentage of them develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and

Lakota warrior Eagle Elk honored in iconic image

Lakota warrior Eagle Elk honored in iconic image

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For decades, descendants of the fierce Lakota warrior Eagle Elk shared stories of his bravery in battles and prowess in hunting. Yet family members worried Eagle Elk’s legacy would someday be forgotten. No longer. An

Texas home sales, prices set annual records for second year in a row 

Texas home sales, prices set annual records for second year in a row 

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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas home sales volume and home prices reached all-time highs for the second year in a row in 2016, according to the 2016 Texas Real Estate Year in Review Report released Feb. 21

Guide dog puppies begin basic training in Texas

Guide dog puppies begin basic training in Texas

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Amy Smith was both nervous and excited as she walked in front of a crowd of well wishers and veteran guide dogs to accept Tomei, an 8-week old yellow Labrador puppy, as part of

Texas Workforce Commission presents grant for job training

Texas Workforce Commission presents grant for job training

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Education opens doors to success, not only for individuals looking to ensure a bright future for themselves, but also for the cities and corporations who depend upon a steady stream of employees to fill

North Texas kids compete in annual FIRST LEGO League robotics tournament

North Texas kids compete in annual FIRST LEGO League robotics tournament

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Photo: A team reacts to the stress of competition as their robot performs during the North Texas FIRST LEGO League Regional Championship Robotics Tournament. /Photo by John Starkey Kids from across North Texas put their

Warmest Nov-Jan weather on record since Dust Bowl days

Warmest Nov-Jan weather on record since Dust Bowl days

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By Adam Russell COLLEGE STATION – A pattern of wet weather lies ahead for much of the state following a dry winter, said the state climatologist. The rain could mean a short-term reprieve for much of the

British collectors buys most expensive LEGO brick in the world

British collectors buys most expensive LEGO brick in the world

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London, United Kingdom – Last night, online auction house Catawiki auctioned off one of the world’s rarest LEGO bricks for nearly $20,000. The LEGO brick, made of 14-carat solid gold broke the record for the

Film Review: LEGO Batman Movie a winner for the whole family

Film Review: LEGO Batman Movie a winner for the whole family

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Is The LEGO Batman Movie in essence a Deadpool movie for the whole family? Quite possibly. I know what you are thinking but hear me out before you make any rash decisions. Yes Deadpool was a

Texas Department of Agriculture presents check to Meals on Wheels

Texas Department of Agriculture presents check to Meals on Wheels

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Photo: Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller presents a check to Meals on Wheels. /Photo by Matt Pedersen In an effort to help senior citizens who are unable to leave their homes due to physical