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Tubers float the Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. As parks reopen following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Texans are returning to the outdoors. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

University of Texas students to return to campus in the fall

May. 20, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas students will return to campus for the fall semester with classes from late August until Thanksgiving, and finals to be conducted online after the holiday, the school announced said Wednesday. The school's 50,000 students were scattered from campus in March and...

Official: Two people shot at Jeep Weekend in Texas

May. 18, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Two men were shot when a man fired into a group of people during a Texas event, a police official said. The shooting happened Saturday during Jeep Weekend on Crystal Beach in Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said. It is an annual event for Jeep...

7 semifinalists set in University of Louisiana Monroe search

May. 18, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Seven semifinalists have been named to be the next president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, including three current Louisiana administrators. The News Star reports the candidates include University of Louisiana System Provost Jeannine Kahn, as well as ULM business and social...

Release: Ex-university worker sent death threats to colleges

Apr. 22, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former employee at a Georgia university was arrested and accused of sending death threats to several workers at other universities in California, Indiana and Texas, authorities said. Shawn Charles Merdinger, 50, was arrested Sunday and charged with a criminal complaint for sending...

In this Feb. 7, 2019 photo, Joycelyn Toliver, right, smiles at Judge Harriet Mitchell Murphy during the Virgil Lott Day  at the University of Texas Law School in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Meet legendary family in Texas

Apr. 12, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mixing in the grand open spaces of the University of Texas Law School last year, the descendants of Oral Rochester “O.R.” Lott Sr. and Viola Madison Lott greeted one another with exceptional warmth. The distant memories of those ancestors, born of former slaves in the...

In this Monday, April 6, 2020, photo, a report delivered to the city of Austin, Texas, on COVID-19 health care demand is photographed in Frederick, Md. The latest statistical models forecast fewer deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic before August. But there’s huge uncertainty in these models because health officials are still trying to get a handle on how the virus acts, how carefully people stick with social distancing and other restrictions, and treatment of the disease. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Modeling coronavirus: 'Uncertainty is the only certainty'

Apr. 7, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure Monday for a first wave of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. — a projection designed to help officials plan for the worst, including having enough hospital staff, beds and ventilators....

Wearing a mask amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, a woman checks her receipt after shopping for groceries in Richardson, Texas, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

12 infected including 1 who died at San Antonio nursing home

Apr. 1, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

At least 12 people at a San Antonio nursing home have been infected with the coronavirus, including one resident who died, and dozens more living at the facility are awaiting test results, authorities said Wednesday. Six residents and six facility staff tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the...