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  1. A&M System moves to extend contract of Chancellor John SharpRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 |

    In a move they declared a vote of confidence in system leadership, the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents paved the way Wednesday for a three-year contract extension for Chancellor John Sharp. The move, once finalized, would extend the folksy, hard-charging chancellor's contract to 2023.


  2. Texas plans to move 1,000 inmates to air-conditioned prison unitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 |

    Texas submitted a plan Thursday to move about 1,000 medically sensitive inmates from the Pack Unit southeast of College Station, which is not air conditioned, to other state jails and prisons that do have air conditioning. The plan came after a federal judge ordered air conditioning for the inmates in a scathing ruling against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in July.


  3. AgriLife Research in Amarillo taking to the skies with dronesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 |

    The maiden voyage of the first unmanned aerial system or drone by Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo was flown over wheat plots just before their harvest in the final week of June. Dr. Brent Auvermann, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center director in Amarillo, said it was the first step into dedicated unmanned aerial system, UAS or drone-based AgriLife Research in the High Plains.


  4. Bob Cowell Makes Top Five Finalists for San Marcos City Manager PositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 |

    The Amarillo Deputy City Manager Robert "Bob" Cowell has made the top five candidates for the City Manager of San Marcos. The City of San Marcos is considering four other candidates for the City Manager position that was vacated when former City Manager Jared Miller stepped down in January to become the City Manager of Amarillo.


  5. Scientists wary as Texas mulls allowing sale of unproven drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 |

    A group of scientists and medical professionals is sounding the alarm in the final days of the Texas legislative session about a little-noticed bill that would allow manufacturers of unproven drugs to sell their products to dying patients. Supporters of House Bill 3236 by state Rep. Kyle Kacal , R-College Station, say it could help incentivize drugmakers to get promising, experimental drugs onto the market and into needy patients' hands.


  6. DPS Seeks to Solve 1981 Murder of Real Estate AgentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 |

    The Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help in solving the 1981 murder of Virginia "Ginger" Freeman, 40, in Brazos County, and a reward up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible, if the tip is received before next month's featured case is announced. The Brazos County Crime Stoppers also is offering a reward up to $1,000 associated with this case.


  7. Texas A&M's first openly gay student body president to take officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 |

    Bobby Brooks decided early on not to make his sexuality a focal point of his campaign for Texas A&M University student body president. He didn't need to.


  8. Texas A&M's first openly gay student body president to take officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 |

    Texas A&M University's first openly gay student body president is set to take office next month, marking a milestone for the largest public university in the state. Bobby Brooks, an economics junior at the flagship campus in College Station, was elected by A&M students as the university's 74th student body president March 9. In an interview published Sunday in The Battalion , the student newspaper, Brooks said he "was fulfilling the dream I had been building since my freshman year," and added he wanted his victory to reflect his readiness to lead.


  9. It cost $9 million to attract a top engineer to A&M. Was that worth it?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 |

    But a $4.5 million grant from Gov. Greg Abbott 's signature higher education initiative helped persuade the member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering to move south to Texas A&M University. "I was surprised - no one was more surprised than myself," he said.


  10. AgriLife Today: Auvermann selected to take leadership of Texas A&M Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 |

    Dr. Brent Auvermann has been selected as the new center director at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo, following the retirement of longtime director Dr. John Sweeten. "Dr. Auvermann is recognized by his colleagues, commodity leaders, state and federal agencies, and livestock producers for his subject matter expertise and common-sense approach to solving complex issues," said Dr. Craig Nessler, AgriLife Research director in College Station, in making the announcement.


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