GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory’s only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.
A 27-year-old Conroe man was killed in a motorcycle crash last week after colliding with a vehicle attempting to make an unexpected u-turn on FM 2854 near Fish Creek.
MONTGOMERY — For a group of residents in Montgomery, the road to frustration runs right through their front gate, which culminated in a call to local law enforcement Monday afternoon.
Pastors and church leaders are invited to an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the new offices of The Center for Mighty Marriages and Families in Conroe.
McALLEN — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.
HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man’s penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.
Local and state leaders got a firsthand look at a Conroe facility housing dozens of immigrant children Tuesday, learning most of the children end up staying in the United States and are not returned to their home country once transferred out of the shelter.
The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees will conduct a budget workshop at 12:30 p.m. today in the board room of the Training and Development Center located at 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, 77381, for the purpose of reviewing the proposed budget for 2014-2015.
Conroe city staff members were able to cut a potential 14 percent water/sewer rate increase in half by deleting and delaying water-and-sewer projects for the upcoming fiscal year.
Texas A&M Forest Service Biologist Donna Work and some Conroe volunteers placed artificial cavities in trees at Jones State Forest Tuesday morning for the Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in preparation for the woodpeckers’ arrival this fall.
[...] the UT-Austin alumnus best known for commanding the Special Operations team that killed Osama bin Laden has been tapped to help them make that promise a reality, as the new chancellor of the University of Texas System. McRaven, 58, officially became the UT board of regents' sole finalist for the chancellor position late Tuesday after weeks of speculation that he was the nine-member panel's top choice for the job. A San Antonio native and journalism major at the system's flagship, McRaven won't be named incoming chancellor until the regents take a vote to officially appoint him at their August meeting, when they're also slated to discuss salary. While he has no higher education experience, Foster said McRaven's other skills far outweighed this gap: This job is a huge administrative job that requires administrative skills and leadership skills. ... Hall, an appointee of Gov. Rick Perry, is under increased scrutiny as a House transparency panel drafts articles of impeachment and the Travis County District Attorney's Office mulls a possible criminal investigation. "The governor is pleased with the board of regents' selection of Admiral McRaven, whose outstanding character and sterling record of leadership will be a great asset to the UT system,"said Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed. Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often, he told the graduates, but if you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up … then next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today and what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second and the Houston Cougars third.
UH picked up six first-place votes in the preseason American Athletic Conference media poll and was selected third in the 11-team league behind Cincinnati and defending champion Central Florida. "For the last two years or so as head coach, I've used the word young quite often," Levine said. Since the end of last season, I really haven't used that word at all. Levine's program has depth and experience at seemingly every position, along with two players in quarterback John O'Korn and kick returner/receiver Demarcus Ayers who earned postseason recognition last year. Bryce Redman, a three-year starter at center, and Rowdy Harper, a four-year starter at guard, anchor UH's offensive line and pave the way for a backfield that returns its top six rushers.