Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Digital License Plates? A company called Reviver Auto may have finally found a solution for everyone who is tired of waiting in long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to get their annual license plate registration renewed. The answer? The Rplate: a digital license plate. Here’s how the Rplates work: they display large […]

Shooting at Santa Fe

Shooting at Santa Fe

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last Friday morning, a shooter opened fire at Santa Fe high school in Texas, killing at least ten people and seriously injuring thirteen more. This was the most deadly school shooting since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14. What Do We Know So Far? Santa […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Details Unfold in Maryland School Shooting On March 20, another school shooting occurred at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, about 65 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. This time, the shooter was a 17-year-old student. The shooter shot two students before the school’s resource officer, Deputy Blaine Gaskill, opened fire and contained […]

Don’t Mess With Texas

Don’t Mess With Texas

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Government | No Comments

The 2018 election cycle is officially underway! Last week, Texas was the first state to hold its primary midterm elections, while political analysts from all over the country watched to see what could be learned from the results. Here, btw takes a look at some of the findings, and what they could mean for midterm […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Mass Shooting at Texas Church Last Sunday, at least 26 people were killed and 20 more wounded when a lone gunman opened fire on a congregation at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Sutherland Springs is a small, close-knit community about 30 miles east of San Antonio. The shooter was Devin Patrick Kelley, […]

Kennedy Assassination Files Released

Kennedy Assassination Files Released

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last Thursday, the federal government conducted a scheduled release of 2,800 secret documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. While the new documents don’t answer the question of who killed the former president, they do reveal a lot of interesting information.  Lee Harvey Oswald Lee Harvey Oswald is the […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas This weekend, Hurricane Harvey arrived in southeastern Texas and pummeled the area with widespread damage and record-breaking rainfall. The storm made landfall on Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane. Since then, at least five people have been reported dead, and hundreds more are injured in a storm that many are comparing […]

States Face Redistricting Battles

States Face Redistricting Battles

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story takes a look at more problems encountered by some states that have been trying to redraw their state congressional district borders. Ever since President Trump’s inauguration in January, the relationship between the United States and North Korea has gone rapidly downhill. Last week, […]

Female Soldiers Make History in the United States

Female Soldiers Make History in the United States

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in United States | No Comments

In 2013, President Obama ordered the U.S. military to open all combat positions to women as well as men. Now, four years later, a group of 18 female soldiers has made history by graduating last Friday from United States Army infantry training. The Quest for Equality The move toward gender equality in the military began […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Bathroom Bill? Last Thursday, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced the filing of a new bill that would require people in government buildings and public schools to use the bathroom that corresponds to the biological sex assigned to them on their birth certificates, rather than to their gender identity. The proposed “bathroom bill” is […]