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Student returns to finish education after 30-year absence

A former Horned Frog is back and on a mission, he said, to finish the education he started more than 30 years ago and show disadvantaged children the importance of seeing things through to the end.

Gary Randle played basketball at the university from 1975 to 1977. In the final game of his sophomore season, Randle had a fight with his coach that changed everything.

"His frustration was leveled at me," Randle said. "So when he cursed me out; I cursed him out."

Days after the fight, Randle left the university and basketball.

Foreigners likely to return home after graduation

International students graduating from universities across the U.S. are more likely to return to their home country than stay in the U.S. due to...

Zac Brown Band brings ‘Chicken Fried’ to campus

It won't be Friday and there won't be any cold beer, but the Zac Brown Band will be singing about it.

To celebrate the end of the semester, the Programming Council arranged for the popular country music group to put on a free concert for students on Thursday, said Kennedy Stewart, Programming Council chair and sophomore advertising/public relations major.

Stewart said she saw the band at a convention some of the Programming Council members attended.

Tobacco prices skyrocket with new federal tax

Students may think twice about lighting up a cigarette to ease the stress of school now that a new tobacco tax increase has gone into effect.

The largest federal tax increase in history, which went into effect April 1, raises tobacco taxes from 39 cents per cigarette pack to $1.01 per pack. According to the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, it increases excise tax rates on cigarettes as well as cigars, cigarette papers, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, and roll-your-own tobacco.

Student filmmakers get red carpet treatment

Programming Council and the Student Filmmakers Association are hosting a red carpet event that will showcase student-produced films on Friday.

Jason Knutzen, senior radio-TV-film major and president of the Student Filmmakers Association, said the event is a premiere of the projects that students have been working on for the past three semesters.

"We want to showcase the effort, work and time students have put into these films," Knutzen said.

The 50-60 members in the SFA are divided into film crews, directors and actors, Knutzen said.

Nonprofit visits campus to raise awareness about widows’ plight

When Taryn Davis found out her husband lost his life in the Iraq war in 2007, she was a 21-year-old student at the University of Texas at Austin, and her life's dreams had been shattered.

Davis founded The American Widow Project in the wake of her husband's death just a few months after he was killed. The AWP is coming to the university this week to speak to students and generate a teddy bear drive for children who have lost their fathers in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Weather update: Metroplex under severe storm warning

A severe storm may hit the Metroplex on Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service issued a warning around 3 p.m. Monday. The warning said scattered thunderstorms are probable for Tuesday afternoon followed by another storm system.

More severe weather is expected to hit Tuesday evening. According to the warning, large hail and damaging winds will be the primary threats. Isolated tornadoes are also a possibility.

Student turns side projects into successful marketing firm

Editor's note: The headline of this story was revised for accuracy at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

While most high school students were spending their summers sleeping in and hanging out with friends, Jeff Livney was interning at a California law firm and enjoying the summer beach.

After his sophomore year of high school, Livney decided to get an internship at a law firm. Unable to find a paid internship in his hometown of Houston, Livney began searching in California where his aunt lived.

Option allows students to report SAT scores by date

A new SAT score-reporting option that allows students more flexibility in the college application process will not affect TCU, a university official said.

The College Board option, Score Choice, allows students to decide which scores - by test date - universities will be able to see, said Wes Waggoner, director of freshman admissions.

Waggoner said the university will continue to use its policy of accepting applicants' highest scores from each section, regardless of test dates.

Horned Frogs defeat Wyoming in overtime thriller

The men's basketball team pulled out a narrow victory at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Wednesday night, beating the Wyoming Cowboys 79-78 in overtime.

With 19 seconds left in overtime, junior forward Edvinas Ruzgas hit a three-point shot to put the Horned Frogs in the lead for good. Senior forward Kevin Langford passed the ball to junior guard Keion Mitchem at the top of the key who then swung the ball to Ruzgas in the corner for the open shot.

"I was wide open and confident, shot it and made it," Ruzgas said. "I tried to keep myself confident and make the shot."

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