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6 hours ago

State Designation Could Help Save Astrodome

State Designation Could Help Save Astrodome

The Texas Historical Commission is poised to decide whether to designate the famed Houston Astrodome a "state antiquities landmark," a status that would make demolishing the iconic structure harder.

6 hours ago

Processing Issue Delays Texas Bar Exam Submissions

Processing Issue Delays Texas Bar Exam Submissions

Florida-based testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said a processing issue has caused delays for bar exam takers in multiple states who were submitting their answers.

6 hours ago

Spokeswoman: Texas A&M Nuclear Reactor Staffing Fixed

Spokeswoman: Texas A&M Nuclear Reactor Staffing Fixed

A federal regulatory agency says it won't revoke Texas A&M's license to operate a nuclear reactor that was left understaffed.

4 minutes ago

Baylor Music Students Killed in Central Texas Crash

Baylor Music Students Killed in Central Texas Crash

A Baylor University student and a recent graduate were killed Tuesday morning when the pickup truck in which they were riding slammed into a tree beside a Central Texas highway.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 07:37 PM CDT

Woman Appeals Ruling on Texas Affirmative Action

Woman Appeals Ruling on Texas Affirmative Action

Attorneys for a woman is renewing her appeal of a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the use of race in University of Texas undergraduate admissions.

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 08:16 PM CDT

Texas Regents Pick McRaven as Chancellor Finalist

Texas Regents Pick McRaven as Chancellor Finalist

University of Texas System regents have picked a top U.S. military special operations leader as the finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses.

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Lab Cancels Class to Reduce Southern Accents

Lab Cancels Class to Reduce Southern Accents

A nuclear lab in Tennessee has canceled a "Southern accent reduction" class after employees raised complaints, managers said Tuesday. An Oak Ridge National Laboratory spokesman said the class "probably...

Famed Two-Headed Turtle Dies at San Antonio Zoo

Famed Two-Headed Turtle Dies at San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo officials say Thelma and Louise, a two-headed turtle that drew broad attention and had her own Facebook page, has died.

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

Clowns to the rescue!

A woman who had just finished performing at a clown show in New Jersey has some fellow clowns to thank after she crashed her car into a utility pole.

Toddler Crashes Jeep, Runs Home to Watch Cartoons

Toddler Crashes Jeep, Runs Home to Watch Cartoons

Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening...

Surgeons Remove 232 "Teeth" From Teen's Mouth

Surgeons Remove 232 "Teeth" From Teen's Mouth

Boy from a small village in western India had been suffering from jaw pain and swelling for more than 18 months.

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