Posted: Oct 21, 2012 5:31 AM
Updated: Oct 21, 2012 5:31 AM
DALLAS (AP) The upcoming Texas Board of Education elections will determine how much control social conservatives who have waged ideological battles in the past will have on the panel. All 15 of the board's spots are on the November 6th ballot, and the results will likely play a major role in how the board adopts new science textbooks next year.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) Fort Hood has a new football stadium. The Central Texas military post opened 5,500-seat Hood Stadium Friday night. Among the festivities was a field goal try kicked by Brigadier General Dean Milner, deputy commanding general of Fort Hood.
WACO, Texas (AP) A man charged in the shooting of a 7-month-old boy in Central Texas had been wanted for probation violations at the time of the crime. Waco police say 24-year-old Samuel Henry fired several shots into a home on October 10th, wounding the boy. Henry is charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child. He remains jailed on $250,000 bond.
PITTSBURGH (AP) There's been plenty of debate over the Marcellus Shale natural gas field, but new research adds a twist that could impact future political and environmental battles. Two independent financial firms say the Marcellus isn't just the biggest natural gas field in the country it's the cheapest place for energy companies to drill. Standard and Poor's and ITG Investment Research say the field in the northeastern U.S. holds more gas than the Eagle Ford shale of South Texas.