Comptroller Issues Report on Education Debt in Texas
(AUSTIN) — Today Texas Comptroller Susan Combs released the third report in a series focused on transparency entitled Texas It’s Your Money. The report, “Your Money and Education Debt,” provides a snapshot of how much debt public and higher education institutions in Texas are carrying. The report also includes recommendations intended to provide greater transparency regarding education-related public debt in Texas and reduce debt across public and higher education.Read more: Education Debt in Texas 2
New Research: "Tough on Crime" approaches harm youths and society
Texas News Service
AUSTIN, Texas -Several recent national and Texas studies warn that "tough on crime" attitudes are behind the times - and the science - when it comes to dealing with juveniles.Read more: Tough on Crime
17 Groups petition EPA for public reporting of chemical releases from fracking, other oil and gas operations
127,000 Tons of Undisclosed Hazardous Emissions: Oil and Gas Would Join Other Industries, Including Coal, That Already Report to the Toxics Release Inventory; Federal Disclosure for O&G Not Yet Required Despite Surge in Fracking Chemical Pollution.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- October 24, 2012: The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), along with 16 other local, regional, and national organizations petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today to require the oil and gas extraction industry—including companies engaged in fracking—to report to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The oil and gas extraction industry has long used and released large amounts of TRI-listed toxic chemicals, and this has dramatically increased in the last decade with the rapid spread of horizontal hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”).
Today’s petition would finally make this information available for the first time to citizens, communities, and lawmakers. The full text of the petition is available online at: http://www.environmentalintegrity.org/news_reports.php.Read more: Fracking lawsuit
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A Crowded Courtroom for Day One of TX School Funding Lawsuit
Texas News Service
AUSTIN, Texas - More than a dozen attorneys representing about 600 Texas school districts laid out their case on Monday that the state education funding system is inefficient, outmoded and favors wealthy districts over poor ones. They contend that over time, the system has eroded many students' chances of getting a good education. Five other cases have alleged as much since the 1980s.Read more: Texas School Funding
Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender
AUSTIN –The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Santos Francisco Sanchez, 45, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list, and a $5,000 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture. The Texas Syndicate gang member has a violent criminal past and is wanted for Parole Violation and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. All tips can be offered anonymously.Read more: Top Sex offender reward offered
Most Wanted Sex Offender arrested in Austin
Lloyd Lester Gibson III, 67, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested in Austin on Monday by the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, which includes the Texas Department of Public Safety. Gibson was wanted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Fort Worth and Parole Violation.Read more: Top sex offender in custody
Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive from El Paso
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Ricco Leo Torres, 32, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list, and a $10,000 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture.Read more: Ricco Leo Torres
Sexual Predator Fugitive Arrested in Dallas County
AUSTIN – Thomas Lee Elkins, 58, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested in Coppell on Friday by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol and Coppell Police Department. A $5,000 reward will be paid on a tip that helped lead to his arrest. Elkins was wanted for felony Failure to Comply with Civil Commitment Requirements after discarding his electronic monitoring device and leaving a Houston halfway house October 5.Read more: ThomasLeeElkins
by Staff Sgt. Gregory Sanders, 504th BFSB Public Affairs
FORT HOOD, Texas – Family and friends bid farewell to nearly 125 Soldiers assigned to 163rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, during a ceremony at West Fort Hood Gym Thursday morning, Sept. 19, marking the start of a scheduled nine month deployment to Afghanistan.Read more: ‘Blue Watch’ Families bid Farewell to deploying Soldiers
KILLEEN- U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), Congressman John R. Carter (R-TX31) and Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX 25) will hold a joint press conference the morning of Monday, September 2, to announce new legislation to be introduced in both Houses of Congress that would honor and support the victims of the Nov. 5, 2009 Fort Hood shooting.Read more: New Legislation to Support Victims of Fort Hood Shooting
FORT HOOD, Texas -- In the court-martial of U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, he was sentenced to death Aug. 28 following panel deliberations which lasted less than two hours here.Read more: Hasan sentenced to death
Major Hasan’s court-martial panel selected
FORT HOOD, Texas -- In a brief session to hear remaining arguments, three final court-martial panel members were selected in U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan here.Read more: Major Hasan court-martial panel selected
Hasan judge rules on relitigated pretrial motions, sets next pretrial hearing date
Fort Hood, Texas -- In a nearly five-hour hearing, the trial judge in the case of the U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, ruled from the bench on several defense motions to reconsider previous rulings and set the next pretrial hearing date in the court-martial for Feb. 27.Read more: Judge rules in Hasan case
Texas Comptroller: Economic Impact of Fort Hood More Than $25 Billion in Fiscal 2011
(AUSTIN) — The Fort Hood Army post had an economic impact of $25.3 billion in Texas during fiscal 2011, according to a new analysis released today by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.Read more: Fort Hood impact (2)
504th Battle Field Surveillance Brigade soldiers to recieve Siver Stars
FORT HOOD, Texas -- The III Corps Commanding General will award two Soldiers Silver Stars for action in the Adi Ghar Mountains of Southern Afghanistan at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 2 on Ready Field West Fort Hood.
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade will receive their Silver Stars during an awards ceremony. At this ceremony the general also will award two Bronze Stars with V devices and two Purple Hearts.
The Silver Star Medal is the United States' third highest award exclusively for combat valor, and ranks fifth in the precedence of military awards behind the Medal of Honor, the Crosses (DSC/NC/AFC), the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (awarded by DOD), and the Distinguished Service Medals of the various branches of service.
Division West, USO host Halloween Open House, Soldier Appreciation Extravaganza
By Staff Sgt. Tony Foster, Division West Public Affairs
NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas – While some people prepare for Halloween night to serve up scary costumes and candy, others also use the eerie holiday theme to show their gratitude to Soldiers and Families.
First Army Division West did just that Saturday by hosting its first Halloween Open House, which was immediately followed by a USO-sponsored Soldier Appreciation Extravaganza.Read more: Halloween Open House
Q: What causes cold fronts?
A: The simple explanation is that the leading edge of a cold air mass is moving into an area previously occupied by a warmer air mass, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "The air mass behind the cold front is noticeably colder and it pushes out the warmer air," McRoberts explains. "As a cold front moves into an area, the heavier, colder air lifts the warmer, lighter air upward. If the warm air is humid enough, water vapor in it will condense and rain can occur. A greater contrast in temperatures between the two air masses will lead to stronger upward motion, which is why strong cold fronts often trigger thunderstorms."
Weather Whys is a service of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Q: How fast can the temperature drop when a cold front arrives?
A: Sometimes amazingly fast, McRoberts adds. It is not uncommon for the temperature to drop 15 degrees or more in just one hour after a cold front arrives. "There are some incredible stories about temperature changes, with one in particular that stands out" he adds. "On Jan. 22, 1943, the town of Spearfish, SD was sitting on the edge of an arctic air mass and recorded a temperature of -4 degrees at 7:30 in the morning. Within two minutes, the thermometer shot up to 45 degrees because of strong ‘Chinook’ winds descending down a nearby mountain peak. By 9 a.m. the temperature was up to 54 degrees, but as the winds died down and the cold air mass settled in, the temperature fell to -4 degrees within 27 minutes, a 58-degree temperature drop that is still believed to be a record."
Weather Whys is a service of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Brent Graham will take over Salado athletics
Board names new AD, Head Football Coach
Brent Graham will start his new job as Salado I.S.D. Athletic Director and Head Football Coach on April 1. Salado ISD Trustees voted unanimoulsy to hire Graham during a called meeting 7 p.m. March 25.Read more: Brent Graham is new Athletic Director
Talbott resigns as AD
Salado ISD Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Glenn Talbott resigned his position Feb. 13, effective at the end of his contract on June 30.
Talbott leaves the district after three years as AD and head football coach and nine years in Salado schools. In his three years as head football coach, Salado Eagles were 8-22.Read more: AD resigns
Lady Eagles face off in round one of playoffs
Salado Lady Eagles will face the Bruceville-Eddy Lady Eagles in the first round of the playoffs on Monday Feb. 11 at Gatesville High School at 7:00 pm.
Salado Lady Eagles finished third in district after a three-game skid with losses to Jarrell, Academy and Cameron.
Lady Eagles 50
Salado Lady Eagles lost a tightly-contested road game to the Cameron Lady Yoe 50-51 on Feb. 4.
The teams fought back and forth throughout the first half with Cameron taking a narrow 20-19 margin to the lockers.
Cameron built a nine-point lead of 35-26 midway through the third quarter, before the Lady Eagles went on a 10-1 run to tie the score at 36 with 5:56 left to play. The Yoe then scored five unanswered points in the next minute of play. Salado scratched its way to a 45-45 tie with 1 minute left in the game.
Lady Yoe took advantage of a three-point shot and free throws to hold on to a 51-47 lead with seconds left in the game.
Ashley Adams hit a three with no time left in the game, but Salado fell short.
The girls shot just over 50 percent at the free throw line, going 15-for-29.
Meredith Ward led the Lady Eagles with 16 points.
Taryn Kornegay followed with 9 points.
Also scoring for Salado were Jaylee Sebek, Ashley Adams and Taylor Atwood, all with 7 points each and Payton Dreitz and Carmella Perez, 1 point each.
Lady Eagles 44
Ashley Adams scored 6 of her 16 points in the first quarter to lead the Lady Eagles to 12-9 first quarter lead. Salado lost the lead in the second scoring 6 and missing four free throws to enter the half trailing 18-19. The Lady Eagles scored 11 points in the third to trail 29-31 going into the fourth. Salado was outscored 15-16 in the fourth for a 44-47 loss.
Ashley Adams led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 16 points. Followed by Carmella Perez, 10 point.
Also scoring for Salado were Meredith Ward, 9 points; Jaylee Sebek, 7 points; Payton Dreitz, 2 points.
Despite recent losses, ladies look to playoffs
Salado Lady Eagles could not handle the #3 Jarrell Lady Cougars’ 6’4” senior post Brienne Coffman or the speed of 5’7” guard Nemec, who combined for 37 of the hosting Cougars’ 68 points.Read more: Girls basketball results
Junior Kole Hearne turned in one of his best career performances with 21 points to lead the Salado Eagles past the Hempstead Bobcats in the Area round of the 2A basketball playoffs. The Eagles will face the winner of the Academy-Marlin matchup in the Regiona Quarterfinal round.Read more: Eagles beat Hempstead
Eagles celebrate Lone Star Cup,
other successful efforts in 2013
Thanks to an Academic State Championship and third place One Act Play, a state semi-finalist baseball team and region semi-finalist boys basketball team, Salado High School won the coveted UIL Lone Star Cup for the 2012-13 school year.Read more: Salado Eagles successful in 2013
Salado cannot overcome power running by Trojans
by Mason Simmons
It was a battle of wills between Salado’s air-it-out style of offense and Troy’s pounding run game, as the Eagles hosted the Trojans Oct. 18. Troy ultimately won the battle 42-32.Read more: Eagles fall short against Troy
Defense plays prominent role in victory
Nothing is quite as dangerous as a football team seeking its first win, especially in front of a homecoming crowd. This became apparent as the winless Eagles hosted 1-4 Buffaloes Oct. 11.
Cameron Yoe avoid slings of McLane Carter to win 57-28
It looked as if it could happen.
The daunting top-ranked Cameron Yoe might be undone by the underdog Salado Eagles as fans held their breath when the hosting Eagles took a 21-19 lead in the first quarter.Read more: David cannot slay Goliath
Salado Eagles host the #2 Cameron Yoe in the first week of District 13AA-DI football Sept. 27 with kick off at 7:30 p.m.Read more: Eagles host Cameron
Salado Eagles trailed the visiting China Spring Cougars by a touchdown at the half of their Sept. 13 game, but gave up 22 points in the third quarter in the 57-28 losing effort. The loss drops the Eagles to 0-3 as Salado takes the week off before starting district play on Sept. 27 against the #2 Cameron Yoe.Read more: Eagles lose to China Spring
Carter sets two 2A state records
Voting continues until 12 noon on Friday
Salado Eagles quarterback McLane Carter has been nominated for the Gridiron Legends Player of the Week award, presented by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football on behalf of Cavender’s and Wrangler.Read more: Carter nominated for state football award
You know how when you get up in the middle of an action movie to get a Coke or popcorn and come back to your seat and the whole storyline has changed?
Well, Salado’s contest -- let’s face facts, it was a gunfight from the start -- with the Lorena Leopards Sept. 6 was just like that.
Read more: Eagles lose to Lorena in shootout
Rockdale Tigers got off to a fast, furious start of the football season, scoring three times in the first 10 minutes of the game against the visiting Salado Eagles on Aug. 30. Rockdale went on to win the season opener 47-21.Read more: Eagles lose to Rockdale in opener
A new head coach. New offensive coordinator. New defensive coordinator. New quarterback.
While so much is new around the Salado football program, Brent Graham hopes to return the Eagles to an old tradition.
Winning football games.
Read more: With new faces, Eagles look for return to old tradition: winning
Young boys teams comes in 10th
Senior Ashley Adams came in 18th place at the UIL State Cross Country meet at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock to lead the Lady Eagles team to a sixth place finish overall. Meanwhile, the boys cross country team came in 10th place overall in the 2A division.Read more: Adams leads Lady Eagles to sixth place
Cross Country teams readying for Regional meet
Salado boys and girls cross country teams both won the District Championship at Cameron on Oct. 21.Read more: XC teams win district
Salado varsity cross country teams swept their own meet Sept. 14, winning the Tenroc Invitational in both divisions.
Read more: Eagles win Tenroc Meet
Aug. 29 Belton Girls 1st place, Boys 2nd place
Sept. 6 Midway
Sept. 14 Tenroc Invitational
Sept. 21 Crawford Meet Crawford HS
Sept. 28 Temple Invitational Lions Park
Oct. 5 Round Rock McNeil Old Settlers Park
Oct. 12 Georgetown San Gabriel Park
Oct. 21 District Cross Country Meet Cameron HS
Nov. 2 Regional Meet Humble
Nov. 9 State Meet Round Rock Old Settlers Park
Head Coach- Cindy Mewhinney Boys Coach- Michael Goos
Salado Lady Eagles beat the Cameron Lady Yoe in a three straight sets, battling back and forth in the first two and running away in the third set.Read more: Lady Eagles sweep Cameron in three
Salado Lady Eagles swept the Academy Lady Bees to win the opening match of district play, winning at home, 25-20, 25-8 and 25-19 on Sept. 13.Read more: Lady Eagles beat Academy
Salado Lady Eagles lost two district games last week, falling in a highly-contested five-set match to Florence and losing in four to Lexington on Sept. 20. The girls will host Cameron Sept. 27. The girls traveled to Rogers on Sept. 24, but the game was after press time.Read more: Lady Eagles 1-2 in district
Salado Lady Eagles handed the 5A Temple Lady Cats a four-set defeat Sept. 3 to win their first home match under coach Tara Hatfield, winning 25-13, 20-25, 25-22, 25-21.
Read more: Lady Eagles declaw Lady Cats in four
Salado falls in three to Robinson, 26-24, 11-25, 25-27
Salado Lady Eagles fought the Robinson Lady Rockets to two extended matches in the first round of the Robinson Tournament Aug. 29, 26-24, 11-25, 25-27.
Read more: Lady Eagles compete in Robinson Tournament
New coach Tara Hatfield’s Lady Eagles volleyball team have started out with a 2-4 record, with its losses coming at the hands of 3A and 5A schools. The Lady Eagles beat Jarrell and Florence, 2A foes in the Gatesville Tournament, where Salado went 2-1 in three rounds, losing to Round Rock Christian in the first round.Read more: Lady Eagles start Volleyball season