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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

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

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

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

Poll finds opposition to CFPB programs

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Washington, D.C. – A new U.S. Consumer Coalition (USCC) – Zogby Analytics poll finds a majority of Americans oppose the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) monitoring of Americans’ credit card purchases. The poll, which is the first

Educators work to transform the learning experience using technology

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Smartphones are smarter than they look, especially to an elementary school child. The Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) held their annual “ignite15” conference at the Irving Convention Center last week with a

Student chosen for Congress of Future

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Jesse Latimer, a junior at Singley Academy of Irving has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, MA on June 28 – 30. The Congress is an honors-only

DPS increasing DWI patrols for July 4th holiday

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AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 12-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. From June 26 – July 7, DPS troopers will focus DWI

Police seek police impersonator

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On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at approximately 11:50 a.m., the Irving Police Department responded to the 4000 block of North Beltline Road on a suspicious circumstance call. The victim reported that she had just been