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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Mexican free-tailed bats kicked out of Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field have found a new home across the street.

The state's official flying mammal, which had migrated south of the Texas border, returned this spring to discover part of its home was gone and other entrances were blocked with nets to keep them out. The stadium is under construction in a $485 million renovation project.

The Bryan-College Station-based The Eagle reports the bats now have begun roosting and hanging out around campus. Their relocation caused a temporary shutdown last week of a swimming pool in the school's recreational center.

Texas A&M Will Bid To Host U.S. Presidential Debate

Mar 17, 2015
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Texas A&M University is putting the finishing touches on its bid to host a presidential debate in 2016, a move that could elevate Texas even more as a factor in the race for the White House. 

Texas A&M and other interested sites across the country face a March 31 deadline to submit applications to the Commission on Presidential Debates, the private firm that the Democratic and Republican parties have entrusted to organize the presidential and vice presidential debates during the general election. 

UW President Young Heads To Texas A&M

Feb 4, 2015

SEATTLE  — The president of the University of Washington will be the next president of Texas A&M University, the chancellor of the Texas A&M system announced Tuesday. The university’s board of regents voted unanimously to offer Michael K. Young, 65, the job, although Texas law requires another vote in 21 days to confirm that choice.

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The state’s prepaid college tuition program known as the Texas Tuition Promise Fund began its open enrollment this month.

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.

Families can purchase one of three types of  prepaid "tuition units" that are later applied toward undergraduate tuition and fees. Prices are based on 2013-14 academic year costs for the state’s public colleges.

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