• Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    Yesterday

    Houston Chronicle. May 22, 2015. Myths die hard: We should work to forgo the past and expand the story of a growing Texas. Not to be dyspeptic at a time when spring rains have replenished rivers and reservoirs and cool breezes continue to fend off beastly hot weather, but we're...

  • Evacuation lifted at Air Force Academy after responders examine suspicious package

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Emergency responders at the Air Force Academy have dismissed concerns of a suspicious package at the post office on the base, the academy said. The post office was evacuated at about 9 a.m. after a security scanner picked up traces of a hazardous material in the package, the academy...

  • APNewsBreak: UN officials let child sex abuse claims linger

    Yesterday

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French authorities were handling it,...

  • Nebraska pilot's remains found in Germany, Pentagon says

    Yesterday

    ELK CREEK, Neb. (AP) — The Pentagon says the remains of a Nebraska fighter pilot missing since World War II have been found in Germany. The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Alvin Beethe, of Elk Creek,...

  • Barletta seeks to remove killer interred in vets' cemetery

    Yesterday

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta wants Congress to pass a bill that would require the exhumation and removal of a constituent's killer from a Pennsylvania military cemetery. The Republican unveiled the legislation Tuesday at a news conference in Harrisburg. Barletta's...

  • Dedication held for Kentucky National Guard memorial

    Yesterday

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A memorial for fallen Kentucky National Guard members has opened to the public after a dedication ceremony. The ceremony for the new memorial was held Monday at the Boone National Guard Center. In their speeches, Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen and Kentucky National Guard...

  • Keep these tips in mind if you're attending Air Force graduation

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 will graduate Thursday amid pomp and ceremony. Here's a rundown on the event. - Get there early: Falcon Stadium opens at 7 a.m., and the ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. So, if you want to be there on time, plan to hit the road before 6...

  • 'We're here to honor them;' Colorado Springs events mark Memorial Day

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Taps had a deeper, sadder meaning Monday for the widow of a Fountain Vietnam veteran who died from a sudden illness in November. Lynette Foxe attended the Pikes Peak Veterans Council's Memorial Day ceremony for the first time Monday, and said she knew her husband, Michael Petito,...

  • Hundreds of Army vehicles will roll on I-25 south of Colorado Springs this week

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A Fort Carson brigade will start rolling rigs Tuesday morning to kick off three days of convoys as the unit sends more than 4,000 troops to the post's Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site for training. The convoys of up to 30 vehicles will proceed on several routes, but the main roads affected...

  • 1 of 2 men rescued from chilly Lake Erie near Cleveland dies

    Yesterday

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say one of two young men rescued from Lake Erie at Cleveland's Wildwood Park has died. The local district of the U.S. Coast Guard says the two were rescued Monday night after they reportedly jumped into the water from a fishing pier. Cleveland Assistant...

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