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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley leaders have recruited a 22-person research team to establish the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute.

Andrea Torres/Collegian

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa addresses the audience during today’s news conference announcing the South Texas Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute. The institute will be part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Also shown (from left) are UTRGV President Guy Bailey; Sarah Williams-Blangero, director of the institute; Pedro Reyes, UT System vice chancellor for academic affairs; and Kenneth Shine, special adviser to the chancellor.

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Gov. Perry Calls for Travel Ban from Disease Outbreak Countries

Unless you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the Ebola virus or have traveled to Africa in recent months, you don’t need to worry about contracting the disease, local health officials say.

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas staff line the drive that exits the emergency room as they wait for an ambulance carrying Nina Pham to depart today in Dallas. Pham, a nurse at the hospital, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the same virus. 

Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

Light pole strikes 2 cars

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</span><span style=\"font-size: 12px;\">A light pole in a university parking lot (A1, Section C) across from the Main Building fell and struck the windshield of this Ford Focus.</span><span style=\"font-size: 9pt;\">
The light pole lies in the A1, Section C, parking lot after striking two cars.
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A light pole in a university parking lot (A1, Section C) across from the Main Building fell and struck the windshield of this Ford Focus.

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Students escape injury; two posts have fallen this year

UT Brownsville has paid about $8,000 in repairs after a parking lot light pole fell on two cars while students were inside of them.

The incident occurred on Aug. 20 in the parking lot across the street from Main Building.

Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Border security and humanitarian crisis

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Shown are members of the Immigration and Border Security panel. They are (from left) Maria Peña, client coordinator for La Posada Providencia homeless shelter in San Benito; Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, chair of the UT Brownsville Government Department; Sister Zita Telkamp, program director of La Posada Providencia; and Astrid Dominguez, advocacy coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas. 

Michelle Espinoza/Collegian  

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