Medical students have a lot to worry about, from studying for exams to caring for patients to picking the right residencies, but for one entire class at the University of Houston, tuition won't be adding to that stress. It's all paid for, thanks to an anonymous donor. The university announced that a generous donor gave $3 million to the brand new UH College of Medicine Wednesday. And the school is putting the money to good use. The inaugural class of 30 students, who will begin med school in the fall of 2020, will have their tuition fully covered for all four years, reports CBS affiliate KHOU. "Student debt is the number one deterrent for students when applying to medical school," said Renu Khator, president of the University of Houston said in a press release. "This generous gift will allow such students an opportunity to attend and ultimately lead the future medical workforce." The UH College of Medicine will begin accepting applications next year, KHOU reports. The dean of the … [Read more...] about Entire class of medical students at University of Houston to get free tuition, thanks to anonymous donor
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The suspect accused of attacking a Texas high school exchanged “a lot of firepower” with authorities before he surrendered, a top county official said on Saturday, a day after the shooting in an art classroom that killed 10 people.In addition to a shotgun and a handgun, Dmitrios Pagourtzis also had several kinds of homemade explosive devices but they were not capable of detonating, said Mark Henry, the Galveston County judge who is the county’s chief administrator.Investigators found a group of carbon dioxide cannisters taped together and a pressure cooker with an alarm clock and nails inside. However, the cannisters had no detonation device and the pressure cooker had no explosive material, Mr Henry said.Authorities offered no motive but they said in a probable-cause affidavit that the suspect had admitted to carrying out the shooting.The gunman told police that when he opened fire, he avoided shooting students he liked “so he could have his story told”, … [Read more...] about Texas school shooting suspect ‘exchanged lots of fire with police’
The shooting reportedly left multiple people dead. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have been briefed on a shooting that reportedly left multiple people dead at a Texas high school. “School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good,” President Donald Trump tweeted Friday of the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. “God bless all!” At a prison reform event at the White House, Pence and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner voiced sympathies for the victims. “The president and I have been briefed,” Pence said. “We’ll continue to monitor the situation and we will make all federal resources available to first responders and school officials in the wake of this incident.” “I just want to send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Santa Fe,” Kushner said. Hospital officials at the University of Texas Medical Branch in nearby Galveston told reporters they have … [Read more...] about Trump, Pence briefed on Texas high school shooting
Will Ted Cruz lose his Senate seat to Democrat Beto O'Rourke? It's possible, but O'Rourke will certainly have his work cut out for him. Texas is a pretty Republican state, right? It is, although a fair number of political observers assume it will probably lean more Democratic in the future due to demographic changes. But it's hard to know when that will happen. And in the meantime, the GOP has a firm grip on the older white voters that make up a large share of the Texas electorate. So Ted Cruz is safe? Maybe. On the one hand, he's running in a state that's still dominated by the GOP. On the other, Cruz isn't the most popular guy, with a February University of Texas poll showing that only 40 percent of voters approve of his performance, while 41 percent disapprove. And despite winning the state by nine points in 2016, President Trump may not be so popular either; according to a January poll from Gallup, only 39 percent of Texans approved of the president, while 54 percent … [Read more...] about Can Democrat Beto O’Rourke beat Ted Cruz in Texas?
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Newsletter Podcasts TV Radio Video Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 Local 2 GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Entertainment Money Home/Family Health Food Pets Tech Travel Beauty & Style Auto VideoBytes Press Releases Main Former Guam resident accused of Texas murder caught Posted: Apr 25, 2018 5:46 PM Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:46 PM EDTUpdated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:46 AM EDTBy Nick [email protected] A former Guam resident being accused for a murder in Central Texas is captured. 26 year old Joseph Manuel Blas was caught in California and is being held in an Orange County Central Jail awaiting extradition back to the Lone Star state. Harker Heights police say the victim, Thomas Raymond West, died following a reported shooting on March 10th. First responders tried to save him, but he didn't survive. Blas is now waiting to be sent back to Bell County, Texas to answer to the charges. … [Read more...] about Former Guam resident accused of Texas murder caught