Fort Worth area ranchers could find themselves with a new source of energy in the coming decade.
A group in Cambridge, Mass., is developing fuel cells made from the bacteria that occur in soil or waste. The group's idea is centered on a microbial fuel based on a battery that makes small amounts of energy from items such as soil and manure that are common in the households of undeveloped countries.
Eric Brast, assistant director of the Institute of Ranch Management, said the innovation could be beneficial to the ranching community.
Next year, Fall Break will change from Thursday and Friday to Monday and Tuesday after a decision by the University Council, a university official said.
TCU Registrar Patrick Miller said the decision was approved overwhelmingly by about 70 percent of the council, which is made up of several faculty, administrators and two Student Government Association officers. The change was prompted by a request from the engineering department.
Terrorism What's at stake: The Iraq war has proved to be longer than the Civil War and American involvement in World War I and World War II. Jim Riddlesperger, professor of political science, said whoever assumes the presidency, for this coming election and succeeding elections, will have a different approach on the war on terrorism. "Terrorism will remain as an ongoing management issue for all U.S. presidents in the foreseeable future," he said.
The vote of young adults in this year's election is crucial, a former Texas Secretary of State and TCU alumnus said Monday at an early voting rally on campus.
"This is the most important election of your time, as well as my lifetime," said former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams as he addressed a crowd of more than 30 students and local community members at Frog Alley.
The rally was sponsored by the TCU College Republicans in support of Sen. John McCain's presidential bid and local Republican candidates.
For TCU students, faculty and staff, the days of trick-or-treat have come and gone. But for people of all ages, the chills and thrills of Halloween never die.
This Halloween, the Dallas/Fort Worth area offers many haunting options. Whether you're the faint of heart or someone looking for a good scare, this year promises to be full of tricks and treats. With everything from haunted haunts to chilling theme parks, these spooky attractions have their visitors screaming for more.
"Boo at the Zoo" - Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
There is an old saying that goes, "Everything's bigger in Texas."
If there is any truth to that saying, then the State Fair of Texas is no exception.
Rolling into town with a Texas-sized itinerary full of good food and entertainment, students recollect on their favorite parts of the fair.
For freshman broadcast journalism major Katie Vance, the State Fair's midway area, with its various games, has always been an enjoyment. To newcomers, she suggests what one State Fair must-do.
Rick Flores is a busy man. Since the introduction of the new dining meal plan this year, the general manager of Dining Services has been fielding questions while making sure dining operations run smoothly.
Flores was born in Corpus Christi and attended high school in Brownsville. After high school, he headed back to Corpus Christi where he eventually attended Texas A&M at Kingsville. Flores now lives in the Fort Worth area with his wife, Cheri, and their two teenage daughters.