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STC Students Get Pathway To Baylor

Students at South Texas College wanting to attend Baylor University will have an easier time getting there. STC and Baylor Monday signed an articulation agreement that allows a seamless transfer of most credits from STC to Baylor. Officials say that means students with an Associate Degree will have a more efficient pathway to obtaining a […]

Outside Judge Says Local Judge May Hear Prop 1 Mobile Voting Lawsuit

A motion to prevent 93rd District Judge Rudy Delgado from hearing a lawsuit brought by opponents of Proposition 1 has been rejected. The recusal motion was denied today by Corpus Christi Judge Manuel Banales, who said the plaintiffs failed to name a source for their argument — that Delgado could be biased because his son […]

Trump Doubts Polls

(AP) – His campaign team concedes both publicly and privately that the electoral map is becoming bleak for Donald Trump — but Trump, at least in public, is having none of that talk. In Florida today, he lashed out at the media, accusing them of promoting “phony polls.” Trump told a group of Florida farmers, […]

Clinton Says Trump Has Declared Defeat In Iraq

(AP) – Hillary Clinton is accusing rival Donald Trump of “basically declaring defeat” before the start of the battle to retake Mosul, Iraq, from the Islamic State group.  The Democratic presidential nominee is pointing to Trump’s tweet on Sunday that the campaign to retake Mosul was “turning out to be a total disaster,” adding the […]

Man Charged In Slaying Of His Mother

(AP) – Investigators say a Central Texas man has been charged in the weekend slaying of his mother.  The McCulloch County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Stephen Charles Derrick of Brady was being held Monday on a murder charge, with bond at $750,000. Jail records didn’t list an attorney to speak for Derrick, who was arrested […]

Environmental Groups Raise Concerns Over Texas Oil Find

(AP) – Some environmental organizations have raised concerns about a reported big oil and gas discovery in West Texas.  The Houston Chronicle reports several environmental groups are scrutinizing plans to drill around Balmorhea State Park and its famous spring-fed pool.  Houston-based Apache Corp. last month announced plans for drilling after projecting up to 3 billion […]

Early Voting Has Begun Across Texas, Through Nov. 4

(AP) – Texans who’ve registered to vote have the opportunity to cast ballots early for the Nov. 8 general election.  Early voting began Monday and runs through Nov. 4 as Texans make their choices for president and other races. Voters must present one of seven acceptable forms of photo identification. Some examples are a Texas […]

One-Fourth Of US Cancer Deaths Linked With 1 Thing: Smoking

(AP) – New research shows cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.  The American Cancer Society study found the highest rate among men in Arkansas, where 40 percent […]

Eli Manning Denies Yelling ‘Trump’ To Signal Audible; Watch Video, You Be The Judge

(AP) – Eli Manning says he wasn’t using Donald Trump’s name in order to signal an audible during the New York Giants’ victory over the Los Angeles Rams in London on Sunday. The Giants quarterback was caught by microphones yelling out something that sounded a lot like “Trump” ahead of a snap in second quarter […]

For Some Low-Income Workers, Retirement Is Only A Dream

(AP) – Studies have found that about one-third of low-wage workers say they’ll never be able to afford retirement. The problem is particularly acute among minority women.  The issue has been driven home by a photo of an 89-year-old man in Chicago hunched over, trying to push his cart that offered frozen treats. The photo […]