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CORPUS CHRISTI — A South Texas university’s drone research has been expanded to include air traffic, border oversight and fire prevention. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Monday announced additional projects using unmanned aircraft.

The school has collaborations with NASA, the Texas A&M Forest Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

A&M-Corpus Christi operates one of six Federal Aviation Administration test sites for unmanned aircraft systems.

GALVESTON — A Texas A&M Galveston professor has failed every student in his strategic management class, berating them via email as a disgrace to the school.

KPRC television station in Houston reports that Irwin Horwitz sent the email Thursday informing them of their failing grades and saying he’ll no longer teach the class.

The email said he’s reached “breaking point.” Horwitz accused the students of backstabbing and cheating, and said they lack maturity.

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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
Courtesy: www.tamu.edu

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.