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Employees decry reduction of Route 7 service hours

University employees who ride the city bus to campus said they will likely have difficulty getting to work on time after the Fort Worth Transportation Authority - also known as the T - approved a proposal on March 17 that would halve the service hours of Route 7, which stops on campus.

Walter Betts, the university's system librarian who uses Route 7 to commute to work, said the changes could lead to his having to work half an hour earlier or force him to start driving. Betts said one of his options is to buy a used car, but that's not what he wants to do.

Flag half-mast for former employee

The American flag outside Sadler Hall flew at half-staff Thursday in memory of a former university employee who died April 3.

Helen M. Wilkinson, 89, retired from the university in 1985 after working in the library for 20 years.

According to her obituary in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Wilkinson was a university graduate with a degree in business. Several of her surviving family members attended the university, including one grandchild who is a current student.

Jack in the Box undergoing renovations

An outdated Jack in the Box restaurant on West Berry Street was torn down to be completely rebuilt and renovated, a company spokesperson said.

Brian Luscomb, spokesman for Jack in the Box, said the West Berry Street site, built in the 1970s, was one of the older storefronts and was going to be updated by the company.

According to the City of Fort Worth Planning Administration, a permit to tear down the existing Jack in the Box was issued Monday.

Slain professor focus of electoral campaign

The focus of the race for Tarrant County district attorney has turned to the 2004 murder of a former TCU professor.The Fort Worth Star-Telegram...

H20 Frogs head to MWC Championships

The men's and women's swimming and diving teams will look to carry their success from in-season competition into the Mountain West Championships on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

The undefeated men's team won the Dual Meet Season Championship after defeating the University of Nevada-Las Vegas at home 177-117. The women's team lost the meet against UNLV, but both teams will have the chance to become champions when the conference tournament starts and all the teams competing for the championship have records of 0-0.

Colorado police launch investigation in branding incident

Police in Breckenridge, Colo., said Thursday that the department is investigating a January branding incident involving sophomore pre-business major Amon "Chance" Carter as a criminal assault.

Carter, great-grandson of city icon Amon G. Carter, said last week that he suffered second- and third-degree burns on his buttocks after fellow Kappa Sigma members branded him with a hot coat hanger while he was intoxicated. Carter said the incident took place Jan. 9 during a ski trip in Breckenridge, Colo.

Baseball team introduces new players

Across baseball, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's track and field, TCU will have introduced about fifty new players to the field,...

Busted pipe triggers fire alarm in the library

Faculty, staff and students visiting the library were evacuated when steam released from a busted pipe in the fire sprinkler control valve set off the building's fire alarm Thursday afternoon.

University police responding to the fire alarm were on the scene and people were sitting outside on the steps of the library while Russell Kintz and Ted Echols, employees from Physical Plant, worked on the problem in the fire sprinkler control valve room under the library, which had been slightly flooded with water from the broken pipe.

GRE may come with new scoring system and content

Aspiring graduate students planning to take the Graduate Record Exam or GRE in 2011 might take a new, reformatted version of the test featuring a new scoring system and changes in test content.

The Education Testing Service, the nonprofit institution that administers the GRE, announced its plans to change the test at a December meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in San Francisco, according to an article by The New York Times. More than 600,000 graduate school hopefuls take the GRE each year.

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