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atkins and no. 2 texas pound mcneese state 100-34


ariel atkins scored 23 points and no. 2 texas made eight 3-pointers in the first half as the longhorns rolled to a 100-34 win over mcneese state on wednesday.






affordable housing bill again raises question of atkins conflict


a bill sponsored in december by state sen. toni atkins would raise money for affordable housing — a critical state need, but also her wife’s line of work. if approved, senate bill 2 would generate revenue for affordable housing by tacking a $75 to $225 filing fee on property transfers, excluding...






transgender teenage wrestler wins texas state championship


high school athlete mack beggs, a teenager who is transitioning from female to male, won his 110-pound weight class in the texas girl’s state championship on saturday, according to media reports. beggs, 17, and many of his opponents want him to wrestle against boys, but the transgender boy wre...






winning pumpkin at va. fair weighs in at nearly 1k pounds


doswell, va. (ap) — the winning pumpkin at the virginia state fair this year broke its grower’s record, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds. ricky atkins brought home a blue ribbon for a pumpkin weighing 972.6 pounds. atkins won the contest last year with a slightly lighter pumpkin, weighing only 879.5 pounds. the giant pumpkin […]






police: infant is passenger in texas chase after robbery


arlington, texas (ap) — police in north texas say a driver who led officers on a chase after a robbery brought along an unexpected passenger: his infant child. the fort worth star-telegram reports (http://bit.ly/2twm4xu ) that 19-year-old quardrion atkins and two other teenagers were arrested saturday. police in arlington say the three are accused of […]






matt atkins wins el bosque mexico championship


matt atkins won the el bosque mexico championship on sunday for his first web .com tour title, closing with a 4-under 68 for a three-stroke victory.






unbeaten middleweight gennady golovkin sits atop the top 10 pound-for-pound boxe


the best fighter in the world, according to some, has been beaten. the best one in this corner barely survived. and two pivotal rematches are either signed or mandated, with a super-fight between two others in boxing’s pound-for-pound rankings said to be on the horizon. the shakeup, in which once-unbeaten...






mlb: blue jays decline mutual option on jose bautista


the toronto blue jays will decline their mutual option on outfielder jose bautista, making the six-time all-star a free agent. general manager ross atkins announced the decision tuesday in a season-ending news conference. atkins said bautista was made aware of the team's plans “a couple of weeks...






pound for pound, dillard university is a physics powerhouse


one of the smallest historically black colleges in the u.s. boasts a huge accomplishment: pound for pound, tiny dillard university in new orleans graduates more physics majors -- and, notably, more female physics majors -- than far bigger schools with more resources.






new 12-sided british pound coin enters circulation


london (ap) — a new 12-sided british pound coin is entering circulation amid concern that the round pound was too easy to counterfeit. the new coin introduced tuesday is intended to be the most secure in the world, featuring a hologram that changes from the pound symbol to the numeral one. it also has micro-lettering […]






civilians flee as strikes pound last of is-held mosul


iraqi forces say hundreds of civilians are fleeing mosul as airstrikes pound the last pockets of territory held by the islamic state group. 






pound jumps on carney remarks about timing of rate hike


frankfurt, germany (ap) — the battered british pound rose sharply after the head of the bank of england made remarks that could be seen as bringing an interest-rate increase closer. the pound traded 1 percent higher on the day at $1.2938. the pound’s value against the u.s. dollar jumped after the bank of england governor, […]






texas could make play for nascar all-star and finale races


austin, texas (ap) — state lawmakers have given texas motor speedway a big helping hand if the state’s premier stock-car track wants to lobby for nascar’s all-star race and season-ending championship. the texas legislature approved a bill thursday that makes those two races eligible for the state’s major events reimbursement program, the same fund that’s […]






officials from mexico and texas urge state to defend nafta


austin, texas (ap) — officials from mexico and texas are urging the state’s lawmakers to defend the north american free trade agreement against donald trump’s administration, which has been wary of it. texas secretary of state rolando pablos and carlos gonzalez gutierrez, mexico’s consul general in austin, told the lawmakers on monday that the state […]






texas governor wants to double state guard in wake of harvey


austin, texas (ap) — texas gov. greg abbott on saturday called for doubling the state’s unarmed guard forces, which were stretched thin by hurricane harvey and its aftermath. the republican said at a veteran’s day rally in austin that if re-elected next year, he’ll seek to expand the texas state guard to 5,000 volunteer members. […]






civilians flee as strikes pound last of is-held mosul


as airstrikes pound the last pockets of territory held by the islamic state group in mosul sunday, hundreds of civilians are fleeing, many so badly injured they had to be carried over the mounds of rubble clogging the old city's narrow streets.






civilians flee as strikes pound last of is-held mosul


as airstrikes pound the last pockets of territory held by the islamic state group in mosul sunday, hundreds of civilians are fleeing, many so badly injured they had to be carried over the mounds of rubble clogging the old city's narrow streets.






concerns raised over citrus crop thefts in south texas


harlingen, texas (ap) — when it comes to commodity theft, texas probably is best-known for cattle rustling. the valley morning star reports now the state — or at least the rio grande valley — is earning a reputation for citrus thievery, too. texas is the third-biggest citrus growing state in the country after florida and […]






matchup: san jose state at texas


records: san jose state 1-1. texas 0-1. kickoff: 12:30 p.m. saturday at darrell k. royal-texas memorial stadium. tv: longhorn network. radio: kliv 1590. series history: this will be the first matchup between the schools. storylines: san jose state bounced back from a blowout loss in its opener with a 34-13 victory over cal poly to earn brent brennan his first win as […]






gonzaga ready for march madness and a battle of the big men


the zags face south dakota state on thursday morning in the ncaa tournament, pitting 7-foot-1, 300-pound przemek karnowski against 6-foot-9, 245-pound mike daum.






how do you move a 3,700-pound hippo from california to texas? snacks help


one of los angeles' cherished river horses is saddling up for a move to texas - but you still have a chance to say goodbye.adhama the hippopotamus is leaving the l.a. zoo this month and heading for a new habitat at the dallas zoo.adhama moved to l.a. from san diego in 2013. the next year he was matched up with female hippo mara and the pair had a baby, rosie.






pound for pound, dillard university is a physics powerhouse


one of the smallest historically black colleges in the u.s. boasts a huge accomplishment: pound for pound, tiny dillard university in new orleans graduates more physics majors — and, notably, more female physics majors — than far bigger schools with more resources. with an enrollment of 1,200, dillard ranks second in the country in black […]






first responder contracts deadly, flesh-eating bacteria from harvey waters


by crystal bonvillian, cox media group national content desk a texas first responder who helped rescue people from the floodwaters hurricane harvey unleashed upon houston nearly died after he contracted deadly flesh-eating bacteria. j.r. atkins, a former firefighter and medic, told kprc-tv in housto...






take down confederate plaque in texas: gop lawmaker


the republican speaker of texas’ house of representatives called tuesday for the removal of a plaque that honored the confederacy from the state’s capitol building, making him the state’s most prominent gop member to take such a hardline stance on the issue. state rep. joe straus (r-san antonio) sta...






rise in texas maternal deaths absent from state’s legislative agenda


every texas legislator should know by now that more mothers are dying less than a year after giving birth. at least that’s what lisa hollier believes. hollier is chairwoman of the state’s task force on maternal mortality and morbidity, which reported in july that 189 texas mothers died less than a y...






texas state trooper: 12 killed, 3 injured in crash between church van and pickup


uvalde, texas (ap) — texas state trooper: 12 killed, 3 injured in crash between church van and pickup truck in southwestern texas.






texas house oks letting adoption groups deny non-christians


austin, texas (ap) — many state-funded texas adoption and foster care agencies routinely deny non-christian, gay, and unmarried applicants on religious grounds — and legislation that got initial approval in the state house on tuesday is designed to protect them from potential lawsuits from doing so. the private organizations, which are paid by the state […]






texas votes to give immigration lockups child care licenses


austin, texas (ap) — texas lawmakers are advancing a proposal to license family immigrant detention centers as child care providers. the state senate voted 20-11 tuesday to approve a bill that would allow texas to license two family lockdowns, despite a past state court ruling that such facilities do not meet minimum requirements to care […]






texas legislators seek funding ban for ‘sanctuary cities’


austin, texas (ap) — texas republicans eager to reinforce president donald trump’s call for a crackdown on illegal immigration pushed thursday to deny state money for local jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate, an issue gov. greg abbott has declared to be an “emergency” facing the state. the republican-controlled state senate held its first hearing on […]






texas votes to give immigration lockups child care licenses


austin, texas (ap) — texas lawmakers are advancing a proposal to license family immigrant detention centers as child care providers. the state senate voted 20-11 tuesday to give preliminary approval to a bill that would allow texas to license two family lockdowns, despite a past state court ruling that such facilities do not meet minimum […]






texas votes to give immigration lockups child care licenses


austin, texas (ap) — texas lawmakers are advancing a proposal to license family immigrant detention centers as child care providers. the state senate voted 20-11 tuesday to give preliminary approval to a bill that would allow texas to license two family lockdowns, despite a past state court ruling that such facilities do not meet minimum […]






no. 4 mississippi state beats texas a&m 71-61


victoria vivians scored 18 points, teaira mccowan and morgan william each had 10 and no. 4 mississippi state beat texas a&m 71-61 on sunday.






san jose state blasted by texas 56-0 in second loss of season


san jose state was overmatched against texas, struggling to sustain drives on offense while getting shredded by the burnt-orange running game for a majority of the afternoon.






civilians flee as strikes pound last of is-held mosul


mosul, iraq (ap) — as airstrikes pound the last pockets of territory held by the islamic state group in mosul sunday, hundreds of civilians are fleeing, many so badly injured they had to be carried over the mounds of rubble clogging the old city’s narrow streets. the civilians — mostly women and children — are […]






mexican national sentenced to 8 years in prison in texas voter fraud case


a lawyer for a mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in texas said that president donald trump's widely debunked claims of election rigging was "the 800-pound gorilla" in the jury box. rosa maria ortega, 37, was convicted in fort worth this week on two felony counts...