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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board released its preliminary enrollment for Texas schools in the fall of 2021, revealing an 11% loss in Texas community college enrollment since 2019. “Unfortunately, the pandemic has had a disparate impact on community colleges, and she touched everyone,” said Jacob Fraire, president of the Texas Association of Community Colleges …

(KWKT) – There are many different organizations in the central Texas community in which veterans are serving veterans. Rolando Hernandez, Tyrone Richardson and Jacob Romero are three such people in the service of their siblings. “A lot of times we have veterans who, once they get home, don’t really know what they can apply for,” …

There are many different organizations in the central Texas community in which veterans serve veterans. Rolando Hernandez, Tyrone Richardson and Jacob Romero are three such people in the service of their siblings. “A lot of times we have veterans who, once they get home, don’t really know what they can apply for,” Hernandez said. “Often, …

Castle Lanterra Properties, a New York-based national real estate investment firm, announced the acquisition of Broadstone McKinney, a new 255-unit suburban multi-family community located minutes from bustling historic downtown McKinney, Texas. The company, which owns and operates more than 6,600 residential units across the country, has purchased the developer’s asset, Alliance Residential. Sources familiar with …

Community college officials are thinking outside the box when it comes to increasing enrollment through unique efforts such as targeted recruitment by zip code, outreach to women, and revamping online instruction. Community colleges in North Texas have seen a drastic drop in enrollment due to COVID-19. Dallas College saw a 15% drop from fall 2019 …

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with Texas’ most essential news. The number of students attending Texas community colleges fell below enrollment at four-year universities in the state for the first time since the 1990s, as many two-year schools continue to face strong demand. decline in registrations …

BIRMINGHAM, MI /ACCESSWIRE/October 12, 2021/M3Linked, the first franchise of its kind dedicated to cultivating business collaboration, continues its rapid expansion into a new state with the announcement of its first community in Texas. The Michigan-based brand that is revolutionizing the act of business collaboration in communities coast-to-coast will now operate in the Dallas market, welcoming …

PLANTERSVILLE, Texas – Today is the day the people of Grimes County, the Lone Star State and the country have been waiting for. Christopher Ramirez is now at home. “It only rekindles the emotions we felt on Saturday when he was located,” said Grimes County Deputy Chief Todd Greene. “Everyone is thrilled that he’s happy, …

CASA for childrenTyler, TexasCASA Community Engagement Coordinator for Kids of East Texas Main duties : Recruit volunteers to serve as court-appointed volunteer lawyers Represent the organization in the community at events, conferences, fairs, meetings, businesses, etc. Contact organizations and groups and schedule presentations Complete background checks Facilitate the training of new volunteers and help with …

RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Rusk County Peace Officers Association hosted a hamburger on Friday to benefit two MPs, who have been in intensive care with COVID-19 for months. Friends and strangers gathered in the rain to donate and help Jail MP Logan Garrett and Patrol MP Charles Bailey. They both got extremely sick …

Residents of Troup say they were getting calls from what they believed to be the city asking for their financial information. It is in fact a scam. TYLER, Texas – Con artists are always looking for new ways to target victims, and the latest scam, called “identity theft,” is circulating in the town of Troup, …

East Texans are now offered the opportunity to learn sign language for free. Clarkston Elementary from Tyler ISD offers a free course that will teach participants the basics of American Sign Language. Clarkston Elementary teacher Emily Woodbury said due to a high deaf population there needs to be greater proficiency in American Sign Language. “Everyone …

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) – The communities of Morgan’s Point and Belton have lost Josh Bingham, 39, a beloved businessman, friend and firefighter volunteer who died after battling COVID-19. “I would call it iconic,” said Charlie Gantenbein, a friend of Josh’s. Fishing lures are now hung from the fence outside Bingham Marine in memory of Josh …

Sophomore Braden Kent was inundated with gifts and prayers after discovering he had to fight for his life. SHEFFIELD, Texas – On September 3, Braden Kent was taking pictures as the Iraan Braves’ starting quarterback. Four days later, he discovered his life was in danger. “When they first arrived and when we were in the …

An impromptu migrant camp under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, swelled to more than 4,500 people, according to Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez, who said it had become an untenable situation for all. the people involved. Shocking photos show people being crushed, some sleeping on the floor, with clothes strung around them …

WACO, Texas – The CDC says there is one suicide every eleven minutes, plus millions of attempts each year. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and from September 5 to 11, Prevention Week is celebrated. The heart of the Texas region MHMR Waco cares for community members on a daily basis, giving them the resources …

From Texas Standard: Boca Chica Beach, at the southern end of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, is next to the launch site for SpaceX, the private space exploration company of Tesla founder Elon Musk. SpaceX intends to send its shuttle to Mars one day. In the meantime, he has challenges closer to home. One …

Boca Chica Beach, at the southern end of Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, neighbors the launch site of SpaceX, the private space exploration company of Tesla founder Elon Musk. SpaceX intends to one day send its rockets to Mars. In the meantime, however, he has challenges closer to home. One such challenge comes from residents of …

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) – A man who led his central Texas community’s efforts against wearing masks and other preventative measures during the coronavirus pandemic has died from COVID-19, a month after being admitted to the emergency room. Caleb Wallace died on Saturday, his wife Jessica Wallace said on a GoFundMe page where she posted …

EDINBURGH, Texas – Reckless tactics by smugglers endanger migrants’ lives and cause property damage. Yesterday afternoon, officers from the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station (RGC) as well as officers from the Roma Police Department approached an apartment suspected of harboring irregular migrants. Upon arrival, law enforcement noticed that the front window was open and …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A few miles from El Paso is Hudspeth County, a sparsely populated ranching community that has faced an unprecedented influx of migrants since October, and with it, an influx of crime and death, residents said. and law enforcement at Fox News. Two ranchers, as well as a …

MINEOLA, Texas, July 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Texas Community Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”), the holding company of Mineola Community Bank, SSB (“Mineola Community Bank”), today announced that it has completed its IPO in connection with the conversion of Mineola Community Mutual Holding Company from the mutual holding company to the organizational form of …

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Release year : 1974 Location: round rock Director: To be Hooper Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger Manufacturing Notes: The original filming location for the film was on Quick Hill Road, just outside of Round Rock, south of where SH 45 N is today. The house used for filming has …

WACO, Texas – Texas farmer Grady Phelan loves to plant and plow the old-fashioned way. He has just harvested a bunch of wheat by hand. “We tie it up, thresh it, and then we clean the wheat, so there’s a lot of stuff to do,” Phelan said. Phelan is part of an ecclesial community. They …

New Bill Allows Some North Texas Community Colleges To Offer More Four-Year Degree Programs The new law will remove two big barriers for those who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree by offering certain degrees at low tuition fees. A new bill allows some community colleges to offer up to five different four-year baccalaureate programs. …

Last year Pamela Young spent June 15 getting people out of jail. She and other organizers were awaiting the releases in Fort Worth when they heard the sirens. As an ambulance approached, they learned that someone had died in Tarrant County Jail. “It really brought home how important this job is. It’s a matter, literally, …

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) – Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill allowing community colleges to offer multiple bachelor’s programs. House Bill 3348 is now law in Texas, meaning community colleges in the state can offer up to five four-year bachelor’s degree programs. On Thursday morning, the College of the Mainland announced that its first four-year …

GATESVILLE, Texas (KWTX) – The community of Gatesville is rallying to help Jason Shields, a local veteran and businessman recovering in a hospital after being shocked by a power line on Monday, June 28. Shields is the owner of Cutting Edge Graphics, a signage company. His family and witnesses say he was removing a sign …

Kudos to the Texas Legislature for their decisive actions this session to curb Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). Pharmacies across the state worked closely with lawmakers to pass House Bills 1763 and 1919, two measures that preserve patient access to affordable, life-saving medicines while protecting small pharmacies from overbreadth of the drug. PBM which threatens their …

DIBOLL, Texas (KTRE) – Members of the East Texas community gathered today to rally support for a police officer battling cancer. Officer Corey Clemens is an asset to the Diboll Police Department, and the community has been greatly missed over the past four months as he battles throat cancer. Diboll Police Department Chief Steve Baker …

DIBOLL, Texas (KTRE) – Members of the East Texas community came together today to rally support for a police officer who is battling cancer. Officer Corey Clemens is an asset to the Diboll Police Department, and he has been deeply missed by the community for the past four months as he battled throat cancer. Diboll …

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) – Many people came together today to celebrate their heritage and accept their differences. The Nacogdoches Multicultural Festival has become a tradition for members of the community. The festival held at Sacred Heart Church is an event that gives people the opportunity to celebrate who they are and where they come from. …

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) – Four-year-old Texas universities saw an injection of nearly $ 400 million into their coffers near the end of the legislative session, but the state’s community colleges largely lost. In total, Texas community colleges have seen their budgets shrink by $ 43 million mainly due to declining enrollment due to the pandemic. …

MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) – On Monday, X-Bow Systems Inc., or Crossbow, based in New Mexico, hosted a town hall meeting in Marlin to explore the possibility of locating a rocket test site in a remote area of ​​the Falls County. The next day, the company announced it would be removing Falls County from its list …

In partnership with: It was like a normal Tuesday afternoon. Ramonna Matthews Polk was sitting in the living room of her Bowie house when her husband walked in during his lunch break. “[Randy’s] life is so routine – he comes home and eats lunch, takes a 15 minute nap and goes back to work, ”Ramonna …

Cornerstone Home Lending buys Roscoe State Bank with $212.6 million in assets in Roscoe, Texas. Cornerstone, of Houston, did not say when he expects the deal to close or how much he has agreed to pay for Roscoe State Bank, which opened in 1906. Owning a bank will allow the mortgage lender “to significantly expand …

BOWIE COUNTY, Texas (KSLA) — A community in East Texas banded together last week to try to find a K-9 member of a search and rescue team. Well, that search is over and all is well. After nearly seven days of searching for Solo, a K-9 with the Bowie County Search and Rescue Team, Paul …

AUSTIN, Texas – San Antonio College (SAC) is the 2021 recipient of the so-called “Oscars” for outstanding achievement by a community college, and the reason is its commitment to students who have often find it difficult to stay in school. the Aspen Award for Community College Excellence is given every two years. Dr Robert Vela, …

through: Jaclyn Ramkissoon, Nexstar News Wire Posted: May 30, 2021 / 3:00 p.m. EDT / Update: May 29, 2021 / 10:59 PM EDT THRALL, Texas (KXANStrong to severe storms swept through central Texas counties on Friday afternoon and evening, around the same time many schools had graduation plans. One of those graduation ceremonies was for …

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the timestamp on the story to see when it was last updated. THRALL, Texas (KXAN) – Heavy to severe storms rolled through central Texas counties Friday afternoon and evening, just as many schools had graduation plans. …

through: Jaclyn Ramkissoon, Nexstar News Wire Posted: May 29, 2021 / 12:39 PM EDT / Update: May 29, 2021 / 12:39 PM EDT Thrall community turns on gym using cellphones as power goes out at Thrall High School graduation (Courtesy: Kirsten Anderson) THRALL, Texas (KXANStrong to severe storms swept through central Texas counties on Friday …

THRALL, Texas (KXAN) – Heavy to severe storms rolled through central Texas counties Friday afternoon and evening, just as many schools had graduation plans. One such graduation was for Thrall High School in Williamson County. The graduation ceremony, which was only open to families and close friends of the graduates, was actually moved inside the …

AUSTIN, Texas – What is short, rainbow, and leafy all over? Maegan King Groovy Small Plant Holder. At first glance, this is a small, rainbow-colored shelf adorned with cuttings from plants sitting in King’s front yard. But the longer you use it, the more the hidden value of the stand increases. What would you like …

Fundholders from the North Texas Community Foundation, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Miles Foundation, Colonial Savings, and Texas Bank and Trust have come together to create the Fund to Advance Racial Equity in 2020 to to address community-wide issues. The fund awarded $500,520 to a number of community organizations in the first round …

The North Texas Community Foundation elected and approved the 2021-2022 board slate, which includes new officers and new board members, at its recent annual meeting. New board members include: Smith A. Brownlie III, partner and CEO of Brownlie and Braden LLC; Robert I. Fernandez, president of Fernandez & Company PC; Michael S. Malloy, managing partner …

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) — Texas health officials are urging communities to get people who have chosen not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to step up for the shot in the arm. Vaccination statistics clearly show that the demand for COVID-19 vaccinations has dropped. “Anyone who wants a vaccine can get the vaccine,” said Nacogdoches Fire …

The name lives on in nearby Cooper Lake State Park. Texas is full of cities with strange names. Many of them still exist today, but 90 minutes east of Dallas is a place that hasn’t improved over time: Granny’s Neck. Yes, Granny’s Neck is a real place. At least until 1991, when it was submerged. …

Jack Bux and his high school sweetheart, Diane, have been married for a few years, but the pandemic has took its toll on their relationship, and they could soon separate. At the start of the marriage, Jack had a number of real estate interests – a house with a mortgage, a retirement account and a …

Jeff Ramert has worked in the gardening industry for almost 40 years, since the early 1980s (Kelsey Thompson / Community Impact Journal) As spring arrived in central Texas, the silent buzz of patrons at Round Rock Garden Center woke up on a Thursday morning as guests began searching for new houseplants and browsing through rows …

BEEVILLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coastal Bend College, a community college serving five counties in the Coastal Bend region of Texas, today announced early results from a partnership with local independent school districts that are using virtual reality simulations to help students to gain real-world experience and explore and choose from a range of career and technical training …

BELLEVUE, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Graduates from more than 50 Texas community colleges who enroll in a Bellevue University bachelor’s degree program can now qualify for an innovative grant that transfers in 60 credits or earned credits into an associate’s degree and applies the full cost of students’ associate degree tuition toward their Bellevue University tuition. The Texas …

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The University of Texas at Austin said Monday that the California-discovered variant of COVID-19, or B.1.429, has been detected among the campus community. This is the second variant found by UT’s genomic sequencing and analysis facility – the first being the UK variant or B.1.1.7. at the beginning of February. UT Austin …

LACY LAKEVIEW, Texas – The Lacy Lakeview Fire Department is trying to raise thousands of dollars. They will be selling raffle tickets now through April 2, raffle tickets for the tablet will be $10 each and $20 for the grill. There will be three prizes, a Triton charcoal/gas grill, an Android tablet and a Walmart …

LUBBOCK, Texas (Press Release) – Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the City of Lubbock, after completing the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas Community by the Texas Film Commission, which for 50 years has helped grow local jobs and economies by promoting the Lone Star State as …

LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that Lubbock is a Film Friendly Texas community. Lubbock is now one of 150 or more communities in Texas with the Film Friendly designation. This means Lubbock can meet industry standards and best practices to effectively host on-location filming. “Lubbock and West Texas have been ‘movie …

Collin College did not renew the contract of historian Lora Burnett, who had criticized the college’s pandemic response and leadership (New York, NY) – PEN America today opposed the effective firing of historian Lora Burnett from a public community college in Texas. Burnett learned last week that his contract at Collin College would not be …

Sempra Energy announced on Friday that the Sempra Energy Foundation is pledging $1 million to help communities in Texas recover from the unprecedented winter storm that hit the state. This builds on a $250,000 donation from Sempra Energy for food aid in Houston and Southeast Texas and will bolster a $1 million donation from Oncor …

SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas (KTRE) – Dozens of workers and crews are trying to address water issues in the city of San Augustine after last week’s storm, including a city official who is struggling even more at home. “We’re facing a water crisis right now, and I feel like I’ve been here the longest,” said San …

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott announced that Bastrop County has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission after completing the multi-step training and certification process. “I congratulate Bastrop County on achieving the Film Friendly Texas designation and joining its member cities of Smithville, the first Film Friendly …

Elon Musk said SpaceX and Tesla are “providing direct assistance when possible” in Texas after the deadly winter blast overwhelmed the power grid and left millions in darkness and without heat. On Twitter, Musk wrote that SpaceX helped in South Texas while Tesla helped in Central Texas, including rescuing cold-stunned turtles and helping power a …

At a press conference on Thursday, he said he wanted to come forward to help teachers in Texas. BEAUMONT, Texas — Southeast Texas community leader and pastor Michael Cooper has announced he is running for governor of Texas. He is a former Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor and the United States Senate. The local pastor …

The Houston-based Episcopal Health Foundation awarded a $210,000 grant to Bastrop County Cares — a nonprofit focused on improving the social determinants of health in the county — to plan ways to create equal health opportunities for county residents. Bastrop County was one of five sites in the state chosen to receive the grant and …

Three Texas game wardens and an army of rescuers converged around a hole in the ground near Garceno. Almost a fifth of the way down a narrow but deep hole, a four-year-old boy was stranded and in dire need of help. Rescuers acted quickly to provide fresh air and keep the child alive. Texas game …

Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the town of Tahoka has been designated a Texas Film Friendly Community by the Texas Film Commission. The designation comes after Tahoka executives and officials complete the multi-step training and certification process, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The commission aims to help grow local jobs …

“Hopefully over time, what they’ll see and understand is that we’ve gained something. We’ve gained a new perspective, a new outlook, a new image for Midland Texas.” MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) — The Midland ISD Board of Directors has voted to rename Robert E. Lee High School to Legacy High School. After months of …

Residents of Comfort discuss the future of their community in a public forum. OCTOBER 14, 2020 — UTSA’s Urban and Regional Planning Research Center was recognized for helping a small Texas community make big plans for its future. The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association last week presented the plan – titled “Comfort Vision …

“A Community Destroyed,” reads a slogan in the trailer for a new documentary about a small neighborhood just steps from Elon Musk’s SpaceX facility in South Texas. Airing tonight (September 21) is “Vice Versa: Between Musk and Mars” (10pm, Vice TV). The producers present it as an investigation into what happens when SpaceX founder and …

“A Community Destroyed,” reads a slogan in the trailer for a new documentary about a small neighborhood just steps from Elon Musk’s SpaceX facility in South Texas. Airing tonight (September 21) is “Vice Versa: Between Musk and Mars” (10pm, Vice TV). The producers present it as an investigation into what happens when SpaceX founder and …

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KBTX) — Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the city of Huntsville has been designated a movie-friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission. The city had to go through a multi-step training and certification process to receive the title. The designation helps grow jobs and local economies by promoting Texas as “the …

DALLAS — An attorney for the family of a woman who was shot by a suburban Houston police officer last year during a fight over a stun gun said Thursday that police department leadership must enact “reforms specific” or resign. The call came three days after Baytown officer Juan Delacruz was charged with aggravated assault …

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) — Here are a few groups and organizations that might need a helping hand (or two) this week as they work to help those in need in East Texas. Volunteer Central – where volunteering through the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) makes a difference in the community. PATH People trying to …

July 4th is shaping up to be … a little different this year. Many of us don’t travel yet, or if we do, it’s not to distant places. So now is the perfect time to resuscitate the idea of ​​a stay – or at least try to convince yourself that this three-day weekend is different …

Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday that the federal government has granted his request to expand Community Based Testing Cites operations across Texas. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told NBC 5 on Friday afternoon that it will extend 14-day support for five community testing sites in Texas and also provide additional resources to …

Stevani Flahaut’s university experience is not that of living on a picturesque campus, rubbing shoulders with classmates fresh out of high school. The 27-year-old Austin Community College student, the aspiring restaurateur combines a full-time course load with two jobs. While community colleges are sometimes seen as the stepchildren of higher education, for nearly 700,000 Texans …

Arlington Vineyards. Image courtesy of NorthMarq A community in Arlington, Texas will soon have a facelift after being purchased by Pegasus Real Estate. The company purchased The Vineyards at Arlington Apartments from Arlington Realty Owner De LLC for an undisclosed price. Taylor Snoddy of NorthMarq, James Roberts, Philip Wiegand of the Dallas Investment Sales team …

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated throughout. Local health officials said on Wednesday they were unsure how a Houston-area man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus this week had become infected, suggesting the first signs of community spread of the virus in Texas. “This could very possibly be the first community spread,” said …

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) — The 20th annual Community Health Fair will be held Friday at MSU Texas in Centennial Hall. According to MSU Texas, the event is hosted by the Gunn College of Health Sciences and Human Services and will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants can get free health checks and community …

Government agencies, community organizations, professional drone pilots or manned aircraft management – ​​almost everyone in the drone industry agrees that providing new recreational and professional drone operators with the resources they need need to understand the rules and fly safely is a huge challenge. The North Texas Drone Safety and Integration Task Force partners with …

ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) – Heavy rain Monday morning didn’t stop East Texas Community Health Services administrators and supporters from celebrating the grand opening of a new facility in the county from Angelina. According to Anita Humpreys, acting CEO of East Texas Community Health Services, it took a year for the health center to open …

Inspired by Amazon’s need for tech talent, community colleges in Dallas County and Texas will offer a new degree that prepares students for careers in cloud computing. Texas education officials and Amazon Web Services announced associate and license programs Thursday at an event in Dallas attended by Secretary of State Ruth Hughs, Higher Education Commissioner …

WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) – Homeowners and businesses in a community in Hays County frequently rely on rainwater and condensation collected from rooftops instead of more traditional water sources. Wimberley takes another step toward sustainability as the school district builds its brand new elementary school with a system to collect rain and air conditioning condensate to …

Last month, the Lubbock Avalanche Journal reported that although wildfire season typically begins in March, West Texas experiences wildfires even earlier in the year. As a result, many communities have a wildfire action plan. But how many Texas communities do a dry run before an emergency actually happens? So far only one, the Comanche Trail …

For Juanita Valdez-Cox, asking all 2020 census respondents if they are US citizens would mean less food on family tables and more people unable to pay their rent. Valdez-Cox is the executive director of La Union del Pueblo Entero, or LUPE, a community union in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, which is the lead plaintiff in …

A community group used the Kids First Allen Story Map Journal as part of a campaign to encourage the passage of a $ 272 million compulsory education measure for the Allen Independent School District (AISD) in the Dallas suburb of Allen, Texas. Created using Esri Story Map Journal app, the Kids First Allen Story Map …

A community group used the Kids First Allen Story Map Journal as part of a campaign to spur a $272 million school attendance measure for the Allen Independent School District (AISD) in suburban Dallas to Allen, TX. Created using the Esri Story Map Journal app, the Kids First Allen Story Map Journal has been integrated …

TYLER, Texas – In the heart of northeast Texas, Tyler’s rolling landscape is dotted with churches and historic homes, and the town is known for its roses and flower gardens. But the community is also clouded by a grim statistic, one that leaders are struggling to better understand and address. Smith County, which encompasses Tyler …

TYLER, Texas – In the heart of northeast Texas, Tyler’s rolling landscape is dotted with churches and historic homes, and the town is known for its roses and flower gardens. But the community is also clouded by a grim statistic, one that leaders are struggling to better understand and address. Smith County, which encompasses Tyler …

Katran Packard, a student at Austin Community College, said she hoped not to get pregnant before her expected graduation in December. “And now we’re having a baby in December,” said the business administration student and mother of two. For Packard, 28, it has been a battle to find birth control for several years. While living …

Katran Packard, a student at Austin Community College, said she hoped not to get pregnant before her expected graduation in December. “And now we’re having a baby in December,” said the business administration student and mother of two. For Packard, 28, it has been a battle to find birth control for several years. While living …

Karina Ramirez has attended community health centers with her family all her life. It’s affordable, the Nuestra Clinica del Valle is only 15 minutes from her home in Mercedes, she can go for her annual medical check-up, there is little waiting time and she likes her gynecologist. Ramirez, 18, seven months pregnant with her second …

ROCKPORT, Texas – It has been five months since Hurricane Harvey passed through Texas. Yet when driving through this coastal town, the damage is still significant. Mountains of debris – tree branches intertwined with metal sheets and what were once the roofs and walls of houses – are piled on the median of the freeway …

On the day that Vice President Pence travels to Sutherland Springs, Texas to console the victims of Sunday’s church shooting, townspeople are still reacting and reflecting on what happened to the small community. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Texas authorities have released a list of those who died in the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland …

Texas Governor Greg Abbot said at least 26 people were killed in Sunday’s shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs. The shooter is dead – the exact circumstances are under investigation. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The First Baptist Church in Sutherlands Springs, Texas is a crime scene this morning. A sniper opened fire there …

Samy Vasquez | Special for the Standard-Times With 50 community college districts spanning the great state of Texas, it’s no wonder Texas community colleges offer more access to higher education than any other state. Howard College is an educational partner in our West Texas region – offering dual credit programs to 23 area high schools, …

Community colleges are fast-tracking plans to offer bachelor’s degrees to produce more nurses and pre-K teachers. Collin College officials hope to have a four-year nursing degree program by 2019, and the Dallas County Community College District plans to offer its early childhood education degree soon after. although future degree holders are in preparation long before …

Nestled in the heart of central Texas is the perfect residential community for first-time buyers: Larks foot. Situated on 608 acres and boasting nearly 1,500 future hospitality sites, Larkspur offers all of the first class features we expect and love from a community planned by MileStone Community Builders. Residents will be able to soak up …

Campus Porting States Texas is now the eighth state to allow concealed weapons at public universities. Here are the other seven. Chelsea Land, USA TODAY EL PASO — A state law that allows licensed firearms owners to carry concealed handguns at institutions of higher learning extends to Texas community colleges starting Tuesday. Texas Senate Bill …

IRVING, Texas — A police spokesperson said the suspected shooter and a second person died in an apparent murder-suicide on the campus of a community college in suburban Dallas. Irving Police spokesman James McLellan said it does not appear anyone else was injured in Wednesday’s shooting at North Lake College. The Irving college had previously …

Grandstand today In South Texas, a fire-ravaged mosque is seen as a symbol of unityVictoria’s Muslim community is getting a lot of help picking up the pieces of its burnt-out mosque, which has become a symbol of unity amid a period of national fear and discord. Analysis: Rising criticism threatens single vote in TexasMost states …

There’s a group of North Texans preparing for impending doom. But they don’t just stockpile weapons and supplies. They will have underground bunkers, tunnels, and even a DNA vault. Make no mistake, they plan to live in luxury and style. Ector, Texas is a small, one-traffic town that most only see from the freeway. But …