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.
November 19, 1999 |
With a loud crack like a snapped tree trunk, a 40-foot tower of logs for a history-drenched bonfire collapsed early Thursday, crushing at least 11 Texas A&M students to death and injuring 28 other, four of them critically. All the victims had been on the structure, helping to build it. University officials said they didn't know the cause of the disaster, the first on such a scale in the 90 years since the A&M bonfire became a tradition.
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.