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'Alternative facts' remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:48:09 GMT

The use of the term "alternative facts" by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2017. The statement Conway made when asked why Trump's then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer mischaracterized the size of inauguration crowds is one of many Trump-related quotations on the list, assembled by Fred Shapiro, an associate director at the library.

Del Conte moves from TCU to athletic director at Texas

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:37:22 GMT

Chris Del Conte once parked himself outside the office of the Texas athletic director to make a personal plea to the Big 12's most powerful member to get TCU into the league. "I do not remember much of that conversation," Del Conte said Monday, "except the next day I needed two aspirin."

Texas man wanted in triple murder at Houston home arrested in Dallas

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:05:27 GMT

Jeffrey Noble was arrested in Dallas late Sunday in connection to a triple homicide in Houston, officials said. The suspect in a triple murder that occurred inside a Houston home was captured more than 200 miles away in Dallas, officials said Monday.

Baylor RB commit Craig Williams picks up Texas offer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:35:28 GMT

With National Signing Day approaching, Tom Herman and his staff are still in pursuit of talent at skill positions with Baylor running back commit Craig Williams becoming the latest to pick up an offer from the Texas Longhorns . A speedy three-star prospect out of Crosby, Williams committed to Matt Rhule and Baylor on Aug. 11 over a variety of options including Auburn, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State and Arizona State, among others.

Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:02:17 GMT

President Donald Trump steps off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Trump is returning from a trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

TPWD continues rainbow trout stocking season in Texas

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:24:45 GMT

With hundreds of thousands of catchable-size rainbow trout coming to 150 public water bodies across the state this winter, Texas anglers have plenty of cool-weather fishing opportunities to look forward to in the coming months . lakes and ponds located in Texas' 11 most populated urban centers will be the first of the season to offer rainbow trout fishing.

Texans rank low on being vaccinated

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:00:15 GMT

There are more than 79 million Americans in the United States that have some type of virus, known as human papillomavirus, or better known as HPV. That number is growing each year.


Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:31:26 GMT

The Padre Island National Seashore is continuing to ask beach goers to be on the lookout for cold-stunned sea turtles. Dr. Donna Shaver, the head of sea turtle science and recovery at PINS, says after asking for the public's help in reporting turtle sightings, 214 green sea turtles have been found in Texas, most of them on local beaches.

BYU Football Recruiting: 2018 Texas QB Stacy Conner commits to BYU

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:59:54 GMT

After QB Zadock Dinkelmann decommitted from BYU earlier in the week, BYU landed another 2018 Texas QB in Stacy Conner. After various outlets reported the news on twitter, Conner confirmed to Vanquish the Foe that he has committed to BYU after taking an official visit to Provo this weekend; Conner will enroll at BYU this upcoming January at the beginning of Winter semester.

NYC firefighters bring gifts to hurricane-hit kids in Texas

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:26:25 GMT

Dozens of city firefighters traveled more than 1,500 miles to hand out Christmas presents in Texas to children whose families are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. "Not only do these kids not have a Christmas tree, they don't have a house to put a Christmas tree in," explained retired FDNY Lt.

Analyzing LGI Homes (LGIH) and The Competition

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:00:03 GMT

LGI Homes is one of 24 public companies in the "Homebuilding" industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare LGI Homes to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk. LGI Homes has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

CVS-Aetna merger could benefit Texas

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 04:40:12 GMT

When Americans hear about a big business merger, many reach for their purses and wallets -- and with good reason. Bigger is not always better.

Texas hires Chris Del Conte as next athletic director

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:01:32 GMT

Texas has hired TCU Athletic Director Chris Del Conte as the next Longhorns athletic director. Del Conte will replace Mike Perrin, who took over for Steve Patterson as interim AD in September of 2015.

Texas man accused of killing girlfriend, leaving baby alone

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:49:39 GMT

A Houston man remains jailed after being accused by authorities of fatally shooting his girlfriend and leaving their infant daughter alone in their home after the slaying. During a court hearing Saturday, a judge ordered that Jasper Davis be jailed under a $100,000 bond on a murder charge.

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Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:31:52 GMT

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Ex-priest found guilty in murder of Texas beauty queen

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:13:58 GMT

Trump calls on voters to back alleged abuser Roy Moore in huge Pensacola rally - fifteen miles from Alabama - and even mocks one of the women who have accused the Senate candidate of assault Man, 23, suspected of killing his grandfather and mother for his multi-million inheritance 'drilled large holes in his mom's boat so it sank with her onboard' while he escaped on a life raft Priest, 84, who beat, raped and strangled a Texas beauty queen before dumping her body in a canal in 1960 is sentenced to life in prison PICTURED: Former student, 21, who shot dead cheerleader and football player with a legally-owned gun at his old New Mexico high school just one year after the FBI CLEARED him for writing about mass shootings on a gaming forum Matt Lauer's wife finds solace with her horse while the disgraced host goes to lunch and runs errands alone - as NBC continues to worry about his 'double ... (more)

Texas officials investigating possible tuberculosis exposure

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:01:46 GMT

El Paso's Department of Public Health is investigating the possible TB exposure at Hanks High School. Officials believe a student came in close contact with someone who had an active case of TB.