Texas State University http://tpr.org en Texas State Program Helps Children Of Custodial Workers Attain Educational Goals http://tpr.org/post/texas-state-program-helps-children-custodial-workers-attain-educational-goals <p>Texas State University has launched a new program to help the children of Central Texas janitors and custodial workers go to college. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he outreach effort seeks to empower parents with knowledge of childhood milestones that prepare young students for college.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The university’s <a href="http://www.research.txstate.edu/p16-initiatives/" target="_blank">P-16 initiative</a> targets low-income families in Central Texas to educate children from pre-K through four years of college.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:24:28 +0000 Eileen Pace 27481 at http://tpr.org Texas State Program Helps Children Of Custodial Workers Attain Educational Goals Texas State University Students Okay After Police Evacuation, Bomb Scare http://tpr.org/post/texas-state-university-students-okay-after-police-evacuation-bomb-scare <p>About 300 students were allowed back into their dorm rooms shortly after 6:00 a.m. at Texas State University following a bomb hoax that forced an evacuation for about four hours.</p><p>Texas State officials say the incident began after midnight when a police officer spotted a person smoking in violation of the school's smoke-free campus policy. The officer found a potentially explosive device in the back of the individual's pickup truck, which officials said had an ignition mechanism attached.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:26:46 +0000 Eileen Pace 25038 at http://tpr.org Texas State University Students Okay After Police Evacuation, Bomb Scare ChildSafe's Adventure Therapy Program Focus Of New Study http://tpr.org/post/childsafes-adventure-therapy-program-focus-new-study <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Through the adventure therapy program at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.childsafe-sa.org/" target="_blank">ChildSafe</a>,&nbsp;Bexar&nbsp;County&#39;s only child advocacy center with a focus on child</span>ren who&#39;ve been abused and neglected, the healing process is paired with fun, laughter, and activities.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:27:27 +0000 Ryan Loyd 19181 at http://tpr.org ChildSafe's Adventure Therapy Program Focus Of New Study How To Keep Tuition & Fees From Climbing On Your Child's Academic Future http://tpr.org/post/how-keep-tuition-fees-climbing-your-childs-academic-future <p>The state’s prepaid college tuition program known as the <a href="http://www.texastuitionpromisefund.com/" target="_blank">Texas Tuition Promise Fund </a>began its open enrollment this month.</p><p>This is the sixth year for the fund that gives parents the opportunity to lock in tomorrow's college tuition costs at Texas public colleges and universities at today's prices.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:07:33 +0000 Eileen Pace 18483 at http://tpr.org How To Keep Tuition & Fees From Climbing On Your Child's Academic Future Universities Deal With $2.7 Billion Tuition Revenue Bond Shortage http://tpr.org/post/universities-deal-27-billion-tuition-revenue-bond-shortage <p>From the tail end of the regular legislative session until the last seconds of the final special session of the summer, 60 Texas colleges and universities held their breath wondering if Gov. Rick Perry would add legislation to provide an extra $2.7 billion in tuition revenue bonds to complete various projects on campuses.</p><p>Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, authored a bill with bipartisan support to cover the money, but Perry didn't add it to the special sessions.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:27:13 +0000 Ryan Poppe 16980 at http://tpr.org Universities Deal With $2.7 Billion Tuition Revenue Bond Shortage San Marcos Rate Of Population Growth Leads Nation -- Why It's Booming http://tpr.org/post/san-marcos-rate-population-growth-leads-nation-why-its-booming <p>Eight of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the United States are in Texas, but among those eight, it may come as a surprise that San Marcos is leading the charge, with a 4.9 percent rate of growth.</p><p>San Marcos had the highest rate of growth between July 2011 and July 2012 among all "large cities" in the U.S. (defined as cities and towns with at least 50,000 people). They made the list by the skin of their teeth, barely cracking the mark with a Census Bureau population estimate of 50,001.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 19:59:53 +0000 Chris Eudaily 11894 at http://tpr.org San Marcos Rate Of Population Growth Leads Nation -- Why It's Booming