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High school students discover stars at SMU summer research program

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DALLAS (SMU) – Two Dallas high school students recently discovered five stars as members of a Southern Methodist University (SMU) summer physics research program that enabled them to analyze data gleaned from a high-powered

Former POW shares his story in celebration of V-J Day

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A devastating, unforeseen attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941, plunged America head first into World War II. In his senior year of classes at Texas Tech

Wonders of mechanics, science spur WWI combat to new heights

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The possibilities for aerial warfare opened up an entirely new dimension of combat during World War I. New technologies and the inventiveness of those who used them propelled civilization into a new age of

Coppell city manager reviews 2030 plan with chamber panel

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The many programs, services and amenities enjoyed by the citizens of Coppell are not available by accident. They were planned. And city leaders have plenty of plans and goals in mind to make Coppell an even

Over 2,200 animals find new homes during Empty Shelter Day

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All over North Texas, overwhelmed animal shelters banded together to organize the largest adoption event ever held in North Texas – Empty Shelter Day – August 16. During the summer months, animal shelters can become

New teachers welcomed, challenged at 2014 Back to School Luncheon

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New teachers in the Irving Independent School District were welcomed and challenged at the 2013 Back to School Luncheon on Aug. 15 at Nimitz High School. More than half the crowd, of about 600 people

New Coppell superintendent is ready to meet challenges

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“Staying ahead of the game” with the anticipated rapid student growth population will be one of the biggest challenges facing Dr. Mike Waldrip, who began his first day on the job Monday, Aug. 18,

Irving ISD votes to partner with Amadi Guess Foundation to provide after-school programs

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Concerned parents and members filled the Irving Independent School District board room, Monday, August 18, to address the Board of Trustees and listen to the results of the most pressing item on the agenda

Heroin dealers sentenced for drug deaths

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Two heroin dealers were found guilty and sentenced to federal prison Monday August 18 for providing narcotics that led to the deaths of five local individuals in 2011 and 2012. Misael “Weasal” Perla, 26, of

Sikorsky, Boeing selected to build technology demonstrator for future vertical lift

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WASHINGTON – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., and Boeing have been selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD), paving the