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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Still battered from Ike, Texas’ Gulf Coast dreads the next storm

Galveston is still recovering from Hurricane Ike in 2008, one of the nation's deadliest hurricanes. Dilapidated homes and empty lots dot the streets. Nearly six years after the storm, though, lawmakers continue to grapple with preparation for the next big one.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Researchers: Texas not ready for next hurricane

Five years after Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, causing more than $30 billion in damage and killing at least 37 Texans, cities across the region have trumpeted their rebuilding efforts.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Texas State listed as high ‘ROI’ university

Texas State has again been named a top college in Texas for return on investment by the website

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Study links prison reforms to decreased welfare costs

Prison reforms may result in better conditions for inmates, but those improvements come at the expense of welfare cash assistance and other government relief for the needy, according to a study released this month by Rice University...