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Need Money For College? Apply For The Urban Scholarship Fund

Mar 18, 2015

The Texas Association of Developing Colleges Urban Scholarship Fund will give away over half a million dollars in the upcoming 2015-2016 school year to low income, full-time undergraduate college students who have graduated from a high school in any of 29 urban Texas cities.

These cities are Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Carrollton, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Houston, Irving, Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen, McKinney, Mesquite, Midland, Pasadena, Plano, San Antonio, Waco and Wichita Falls.

Diana M. Lott

 

Soprano Ava Pine has won accolades around the world for her operatic performances, but she still calls Texas home. She grew up on 50 acres of land in Fredericksburg, where she says she enjoyed singing country music with her father.

Pine’s first exposure to classical music came through singing in a choir; her love of the theatrical experience was sparked by musicals at the Majestic Theatre, and watching people who felt “so strongly about things that they just had to sing!”

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Attackers opened fire Wednesday at a major museum in Tunisia’s capital, gunning down 17 tourists as dozens more sprinted to safety. At least 21 people in all were killed, including two gunmen, but some attackers may have escaped, authorities said.

The attack on the famed National Bardo Museum in Tunis was the first on a tourist site in years in Tunisia, a shaky young democracy that has struggled to keep Islamic extremist violence at bay. It wasn’t clear who the attackers were but security forces immediately flooded the area. Tunisia’s parliament building, next to the museum, was evacuated.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Penn State intends to hold accountable the fraternity members who used a private, invitation-only Facebook page to post “appalling, offensive” photos of nude and partly nude women, some apparently asleep or passed out, a university official said.

The Penn State University fraternity was suspended for a year Tuesday after police began investigating allegations that members used a private, invitation-only Facebook page to post photos of nude and partly nude women, some apparently asleep or passed out.

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation has started mailing refund checks to some tollway drivers who were overbilled or billing was wrongly delayed for months. A legislative hearing has been scheduled Thursday on tollway tag issues. A proposal in theTexas House would require bills to be sent out within 30 days of when tolls are used. Authorities say some billing issues go back to 2012.

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