December 19, 2000 |
Scientists at Texas A&M University in College Station unveiled a disease-resistant black Angus bull, saying it could lead to safer beef and more efficient ranching worldwide. The month-old calf, called Bull 86 Squared, was cloned from genetic material frozen 15 years ago from Bull 86.
June 2, 1989
El Toro High School shortstop Sean Drinkwater has signed a letter of intent to attend Texas A&M University on a baseball scholarship. As a senior, Drinkwater hit .345 with six home runs and 20 RBIs, and he helped lead El Toro into the Southern Section 3-A title game as a junior. He also played football and was among the top wide receivers in the county last fall. Drinkwater also visited Arizona, Arizona State and Wyoming before choosing Texas A&M. He plans to major in business.
March 27, 1987 |
The population of Texas is growing at about half the rate it grew during the boom years of 1980-82, and preliminary figures for 1986 suggest that growth may be stabilizing, a report released Thursday said. Natural increase, the excess of births over deaths, accounted for most of the population increase, said Steve Murdock, head of the Rural Sociology Department at Texas A&M University. "The state's population is still growing. It grew from 14.2 million people in 1980 to 16.
September 10, 1988
The National Collegiate Athletic Assn. placed Texas A&M on probation for two years and declared it ineligible for bowl competition this season, and the Southwest Conference said that the Aggies could not compete for the league football championship because of major recruiting violations. According to the NCAA Friday, Texas A&M committed 16 violations and failed to "exercise appropriate institutional control" over its athletic department.
April 15, 2000 |
The last Texas A&M University student to be rescued from last year's fatal bonfire collapse was released from the hospital Friday. John Comstock, 19, was upbeat as he left Zale Lipshy University Hospital after five months. "I want to try to get back to A&M by next spring," he said. Comstock, a freshman, was wiring logs together on the fourth tier of the 40-foot stack of logs when it fell Nov. 18.
January 12, 2000 |
Four stabilizing ropes were cut on the stack of bonfire logs at Texas A&M University in College Station just hours before it collapsed and killed 12, a report said. But a senior who helped build the bonfire last year said the cutting of the lines was a standard procedure and probably did not cause the collapse. Douglas Keegan visited the site of the 7,000-log stack about an hour before the disaster, which also injured 27 on Nov. 18.