GALVESTON — Susan Criss and Wayne Faircloth agree on at least two things: they think the Ike Dike is a good idea, and school finance is going to take up much of the 184th Legislature’s time next year.
TEXAS CITY — For the first time in nearly nine years, Texas City’s emergency medical service rates may be increasing.
Tempo, physicality, team work push Coogs’ O-line to winning streak
Week 5 in local high school football season produced some huge games for local players. Top performers included:
Thanks to Susan Criss and Wayne Faircloth, who are running for state representative in District 23, for a lively discussion at Monday’s forum.
When I was a boy I wanted to have a motorcycle. It came shortly after I wanted a speedboat (even though I didn’t live near the water) and just before the foreign sports car convertible. By the way, I never got any of them, although I did own a convertible once — it was a Buick.
A memorial tribute celebrating the life of Dr. Alvin L. LeBlanc will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in Levin Hall Main Auditorium.
For all those who cringe at the thought of going to the dentist or hearing the word cavity, there is hope.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Southeastern Conference and the Big 12 have announced a women's basketball challenge involving four schools during the next two years.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Sept. 30:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Roughly 12 hours after embattled Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he'd been given no indication that quarterback Shane Morris had been diagnosed with a concussion, athletic director Dave Brandon revealed in a post-midnight statement that the sophomore did appear to have sustained one.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has suspended four freshmen for Saturday night's SEC game against South Carolina for their involvement with air pistol shots being fired near a residence hall on campus. No one was injured Sunday night, but police issued an alert advising people to stay indoors on the Lexington campus as they investigated.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The game between North Carolina State and Florida State continued Monday with coach Dave Doeren saying the Seminoles faked injuries to slow the Wolfpack down in their meeting over the weekend.
Three teams from the Southeastern Conference's powerful Western Division are finally going down.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — College football programs need to do a better job of molding players into responsible adults, Texas coach Charlie Strong said Monday, a day after he visited with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's fourth weekend.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers are gearing up for a brutal stretch that could either bury their hopes of repeating as Southeastern Conference champions or establish them firmly as national title contenders again.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Baylor's expectations have gotten so high that a 21-point road win in the Big 12 was greeted with a collective shrug.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Charlie Weis arrived at Kansas full of bravado, promising dramatic changes within the long-suffering program. Players were dismissed, offenses and defenses were scrapped. Assistant coaches were hired, fired or simply reassigned.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Su'a Cravens intercepted Sean Mannion's pass and returned it 31 yards untouched for the game's first score, he perked up everybody on the Southern California sideline.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — This is was the best type of learning experience for Everett Golson and Notre Dame.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's marching band spelled out "Fear Ameer" at midfield to highlight its halftime show.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Russell Hansbrough scored two of his three rushing touchdowns in the final seven minutes and Missouri rallied from 13 points down to beat No. 13 South Carolina 21-20 on Saturday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mere sight of Brandon Harris taking the field for LSU brought a cascade of cheers from Tigers fans who had made it clear they wanted to see more of the freshman quarterback.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Jaylen Walton ran for a key fourth-quarter touchdown, and No. 10 Mississippi used a dominant defensive performance to beat Memphis 24-3 on Saturday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jameis Winston didn't sound worried about the fact that Florida State had to fight the entire way to stay unbeaten at North Carolina State.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kenny Hill and No. 6 Texas A&M provided quite a late thrill.
SEATTLE (AP) — Kevin Hogan ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 4:29 remaining, and No. 16 Stanford took advantage of a poorly timed fake punt to hold off Washington 20-13 on Saturday.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Nick Marshall threw three touchdown passes and rushed for 105 yards to lead No. 5 Auburn to a 45-17 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Melvin Gordon decided to speak up with Wisconsin off to another lackluster start.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A scoreboard has collapsed at a University of Massachusetts-Amherst football game, but no one was injured.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Big 12 has cried foul on Kansas State coach Bill Snyder's game-day wardrobe.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Todd Gurley ran for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns, including a 51-yarder in the fourth quarter, as No. 12 Georgia bounced back from an early 10-0 deficit and held off gritty Tennessee 35-32 on Saturday.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Charles Jones ran for three touchdowns, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for another score and No. 25 Kansas State romped to a 58-28 victory over UTEP on Saturday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Noticing the letters "UCLA" carved into the giant pitchfork at midfield, Arizona State officials scrambled to cover up the blemish.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — As a former quarterback, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy tends to be tough on his signal-callers.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The zone read has become one of the most popular offenses in college football, a multidimensional shotgun-based option system that requires impeccable timing and often leaves defenses guessing and grasping.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — There were discussions of a settlement earlier this year between representatives for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who said he sexually assaulted her.
An undefeated record in late September can be deceiving. And confusing.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference held to the notion that defense won championships as long as it could.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A Texas A&M cadet is being rewarded for throwing himself in front of an out-of-bounds football player who was hurtling toward the school's collie mascot during last weekend's game.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder has been involved with the school in some capacity for most of the past half century.
Those Big Ten-record 644 yards on the ground against Bowling Green weren't enough to move Wisconsin to the top of the national rushing chart.
The second-ranked Ducks were flying high after a nonconference victory over then-No. 7 Michigan State earlier this season, but Washington State and the start of Pac-12 play brought Oregon back to reality.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Playing a long stretch of games away from home doesn't stir great concern for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and his players.
Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's fourth weekend.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's numbers were a mish-mash of the awfully pretty and pretty awful: four turnovers, 11 penalties, 645 yards — and one more win.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is back.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich had one word to describe Marcus Mariota's play against Washington State: "Ridiculous."
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No. 1 Florida State seemed destined to lose with its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston standing on the sideline, suspended and relegated to cheerleader.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dak Prescott's dynamism put a dent in the Death Valley mystique and helped Mississippi State end some long, frustrating streaks.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — All that strength work is paying dividends for Oklahoma's bruising Samaje Perine.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska didn't let a few scuffles with Miami spoil the party at Memorial Stadium and the show Ameer Abdullah put on Saturday night.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After losing at Bowling Green last week, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson wanted his team to "play with our hair on fire" against Missouri on Saturday.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU was down. Taysom Hill never had a doubt.
DALLAS (AP) — Kenny Hill thrilled for only one half, speedy receiver Jeremy Tabuyo turned two short passes near the sideline into long touchdowns, and sixth-ranked Texas A&M had a nice warmup in North Texas.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Suspended Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston came out in full pads and participated in warm-ups Saturday night for before going back to the locker room and changing into street clothes.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Sony Michel ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns to highlight a big day for freshmen in No. 13 Georgia's 66-0 win over Troy on Saturday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban won't be concerned with protege Will Muschamp's job security once the game against Florida kicks off. Nor will Muschamp have the third-ranked Crimson Tide's national championship hopes on his mind.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Florida State will face Clemson without Jameis Winston — for the entire game and not just the first half.
An ACC showdown has an unlikely star, an SEC showdown has an enticing one-on-one matchup and East Carolina goes for two straight upsets.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made "offensive and vulgar" comments about female anatomy earlier this week.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — In the brave new world of college football playoffs, a non-conference win over a ranked team — on the road, no less — could certainly pay dividends when December rolls around.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Gus Malzahn squeezed into his postgame news conference, gripping both sides of the podium and exhaling deeply.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Welcome Sean Maguire to big-time college football.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — For two guys who have never met, Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and Alabama receiver Amari Cooper sure know a lot about each other.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was a split-second decision that reignited a classic debate in college football: Does icing the kicker actually work?
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