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 …

In the nearly 400 years it took Texas to take its present form, the space has grown from a sprawling, unexplored, and sparsely populated frontier under the Spanish crown to its iconic, easily recognizable outline. “Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State” traces the cartographic history of Texas from the 16th to the …

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 …

To say that Texas is great would be the understatement of the century. It would take about 12 hours to drive through Texarkana state to El Paso. All over Texas you will find lush forests, rolling hills, plains, beaches, and deserts. In addition to a changing landscape, you come across small towns, sprawling towns, and …

To say Texas is big would be the understatement of the century. It would take about 12 hours to cross the state from Texarkana to El Paso. All over Texas you will find lush forests, hills, plains, beaches and deserts. Along with a changing landscape, you encounter small towns, sprawling cities, and a variety of …

SEABROOK, TX – A local couple donated a rare piece of Texas history to the state. The family had in their possession an exceptionally rare Stephen F. Austin map of Texas. Now it belongs to the Texas General Land Office. The donation was made by Thomas B. and Marsha Brown Taylor of Seabrook. They made …

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 …

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas freshman Jonathan Marshall wants to be the pride of Shepherd, Texas, as a college football player while putting the Razorbacks on the map in his hometown. Marshall, one of the big signings on the Razorbacks’ defensive line, reversed his commitment late in the Oklahoma State recruiting process to Arkansas. Jonathan Marshall’s look …

Texas lawmakers are debating whether to repeal the Texas Dream Act. Signed by then-Governor Rick Perry in 2001, the law allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. A recent analysis by the Texas Tribune found that the majority of undocumented students paying tuition in the state aren’t attending four-year universities — they’re at community …

Families hang out at the Mueller Farmer’s Market in Austin, Texas on a Sunday. In a state where cars are king, planners designed Mueller with pedestrians in mind. Julia Robinson for NPR hide caption toggle caption Julia Robinson for NPR Families hang out at the Mueller Farmer’s Market in Austin, Texas on a Sunday. In …

Have you ever wondered what Texas would look like if you put it above another state or country? There is MAPfrappe for that. The online tool designed by Kelvin Thompson allows users to draw contours on a Google map and drag the contour onto anything on Earth. Use the tool to create a rough The …

Biotech companies such as Genentech, Ambion, and Life Technologies rely on specially trained workers to keep their research and development (R&D) labs and manufacturing processes running smoothly. Biotechnologists can grow cells for use in drug development, analyze DNA, or monitor biofuel production. The unique equipment and techniques used in the field of biotechnology have often …

AUSTIN — John E. Roueche, the founder of the most established graduate program for aspiring community college leaders, located here at the University of Texas at Austin, is moving in July to National American University, a nonprofit institution lucrative, where he will attempt to create a similar operation. “We’re going to work with them to …

West Texas rural colleges must therefore generate significant local membership. Community college tax rates around South Plains and West Texas are more than double those of colleges located in urban areas like Austin or Dallas. West Texas officials reached an agreement with the local community. All students in Scurry County, the local tax base, can …

Aaron Blake Senior political journalist, writing for The Fix December 10, 2011 The U.S. Supreme Court has again thrown Congress’s new map of Texas into a state of flux, temporarily blocking a redistricting map drawn by the court on Friday night and announcing it will rule on the map’s constitutionality at the beginning of next …

It was 1880 and the residents of a small community in Travis County were ready to step into the big leagues by getting a post office. This required getting the name of the town approved. Residents applied, but federal postal agents rejected their town’s name. So they came up with another one. It was also …

Lamar Smith (left) is fighting for the redistribution with his longtime colleague Joe Barton. | AP Pictures By JOHN BRESNAHAN 4/4/2011 4:39 AM EDT Update 04/04/2011 4:18 PM EDT 2011-04-04T04: 18-0400 A bitter backstage fight has erupted between Republicans in Texas over the redistribution, pitting Rep. Lamar Smith against his longtime colleague, Rep. Joe Barton. …

Ed Leathers has a concealed handgun license and he believes in Texas gun laws. But as the police chief of Collin College in the northern suburbs of Dallas, he is convinced that campuses are the wrong place for concealed handguns. “Our officers are trained to go immediately to the location where shots are allegedly fired, …

On the last afternoon of June, Byron McClenney of the University of Texas Community College Leadership Program sits in the second-floor restaurant at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin and discusses the topic that shaped his career: the importance of both underestimated. institutions of the year – where most Texas students begin their careers. Unfortunately, the …