Human Trafficking Lecture

Tue, Oct 6, 2015 - 5:00am

Victoria - In recent years, Texas has seen the horrible results of human trafficking. Many feel that education could be one way to fight this growing crime, and that is what one local university hopes to do in an upcoming lecture.

The University of Houston Victoria will host a lecture on human trafficking in Texas, which will feature guest speaker Sandra Spencer. Doctor Spencer teaches the criminal and cultural impact of human trafficking at the University of North Texas. The goal is to make others aware of the crime, and how emerging policies are hoping to reduce this crime. UHV's provosts office is hosting this...

Vietnam veterans discuss war and relativity to modern conflicts during symposium at A&M-Central Texas

Sun, Oct 4, 2015 - 4:30am

by David Bryant

Vietnam War veterans and military history experts gathered to discuss the war and the 40-year anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the official ending of American involvement in the conflict, during a Central Texas Military History Symposium held Saturday at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen.

History students, military veterans and Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets listened to back-to-back panels consisting of retired officer and enlisted personnel who served in Vietnam before hearing from keynote speaker Dr. Lewis “Bob” Sorley, a West Point graduate who served in Vietnam with tank...

Portable generator on hand at UNT’s GAB

Mon, Oct 5, 2015 - 5:25am

by Alejandro Medellin

Despite recent renovations on campus, the University of North Texas’ General Academic Building is experiencing power failures that have prompted the university to seek alternative solutions.

UNT has rented a portable generator from Cummins Power to power the building in case of emergency.

A permanent generator failed to power the building during an outage earlier in the semester. Vincent Stippec, utilities manager at the facilities department, said UNT installed the portable generator on Sept. 11 and ran it for five days.

The portable generator is not running now, but is on hand...

Becca Dickstein: Azure sage catches eyes

By Rebecca Dickstein

Azure sage (Salvia azurea), also called sky blue sage, blue sage and pitcher sage, is a prairie plant from the mint family, native to the grasslands of the Great Plains. Both its common and Latin names give clues to azure sage’s flowers, which come in sky blue to light blue, and (rarely) white, appearing in late summer and early fall. The flowers are two-lipped bell-shaped calyxes, a quarter-inch to half-inch long.

After pollination, seeds form, which can be collected in mid- to late fall. Azure sage is easy to propagate from seed, which may be sown in the fall as well as the spring....

8 surprising health advantages you have as a morning person

by Lauren Gelman

Whether you are or not, your body was designed to make you a morning person.

Atlanta-based psychiatrist Tracey Marks, author of Master Your Sleep, told USNews.com, “We are supposed to be awake when it's light outside and asleep when it’s dark outside.” Not an early bird? Your chronotype—what time you're active—is determined in large part by your genes, but it can be influenced. Read on to see all the benefits. (Note: It's fine if you can’t force change, according to sleep medicine expert and psychologist Michael Breus, who...