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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A kindhearted message on the tailgate of his pickup truck has made Cody Barlow, self-described straight county boy from Oklahoma, an unexpected poster boy for LGBTQ advocates.

The road to a college degree is unique to every student. There are challenges along the way that everyone will face, from academics to financial aid and more. However, the most dedicated Bearkats are able to improvise, adapt and overcome to make any situation seem simple. Transfer student Ray Yates epitomizes those qualities in and out of the classroom.

Americans for the Arts today honored Dixie Friend Gay for two different projects among 50 outstanding public arts projects created in 2018 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by public art experts, the roster of selected projects was unveiled this morning at Americans for the Arts’ Annual Convention in Minneapolis. This is the 18th year that Americans for the Arts has recognized public art works.

Sam Houston State University College of Business Administration has named Rhonda Ellisor as director of the university’s Small Business Development Center. She joins the center after serving at SHSU in the Office of University Advancement for 13 years as director for major gifts and recently development representative for the newly formed SHSU Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Samuel Adu-Prah, associate professor of geography at Sam Houston State University, has been awarded a fellowship by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa –CODESRIA to travel to Ghana this summer to work with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Divine Odame Appiah to train graduate students and faculty on current applied geospatial technologies for social science research.

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Hundreds of scouts from across Southeast Texas are learning traditional scouting skills, archery, wilderness survival and fire starting as part of the Sam Houston Area Council’s annual day camp at Josey Lodge in Huntsville.

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Hundreds of scouts from across Southeast Texas are learning traditional scouting skills, archery, wilderness survival and fire starting as part of the Sam Houston Area Council’s annual day camp at Josey Lodge in Huntsville.

The following DBA's and Marriage Licenses were recorded by the Walker County Clerk over the month of May 2019.

Every year, Huntsville’s Juneteenth celebration gets bigger and better. That’s what organizers of the annual event that marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas say. And that’s what they’re expecting for Saturday’s big event.

The Texas House of Representatives on Friday, May 24, honored Robert Harmon, a veteran who retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel after 28 years of service. State Representative Steve Toth (R-Conroe), who introduced H.R. 1660 in Lt. Col. Harmon's honor, issued the official statement.

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday that southbound I-45 and Hwy. 19 southbound direct connect will be closed at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14 until 4 a.m. Monday, June 17. Interstate-45 northbound will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, June 14 until 7 a.m. Saturday, June 15.

The northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 45 along with the Hwy. 19 southbound direct connect will be closed on June 11, officials with the Texas Department of Transportation announced Thursday. 

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – It wasn’t quite a classic children’s story, but first responders from the local fire department nonetheless achieved beloved status recently for rescuing a high and dry brood of ducks in this northern New York community.

As communities around the globe gather to reflect on the 75th anniversary of D-Day — arguably the most iconic battle of the 20th century, when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France and helped turn the tide of World War II — one local veteran has looked back on his experience during the war.

The community is set to commemorate the milestone anniversary of the Normandy landings and honor the bravery and sacrifice of World War II veterans. 

With the spring semester over, and internships beginning for many Sam Houston State University students, one summer opportunity stands unique to most. Years ago, while still broadcasting at CBS, alumnus Dan Rather established an internship for SHSU mass communication students. That internship continues today, as Rather provides a chance for one student to spend the summer at his New York City based company, News and Guts Media.

The Trump administration intends to slap a 5 percent tariff on every medium-sized car, avocado and other Mexican import beginning June 10, affecting nearly $1 billion worth of goods that crosses the border into the U.S. each day on average.

A proposed commercial development along South Sam Houston Avenue was stopped dead in its track by the Huntsville City Council Tuesday evening, with many members citing safety concerns. 

Anglers will soon have the opportunity to catch some giant catfish at Lake Raven. 

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Eladia Castillo Estrada, 77, returned to her heavenly home on June 14, 2019 at UT Health in Tyler, Texas after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. Eladia was born on February 18, 1942 in Lagunillas, Villa Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Simona Vargas and Ambrosio Castillo. She…