The investigation into influence peddling in admissions at the University of Texas System’s flagship campus found applicants approved by outgoing President Bill Powers typically were recommended by state lawmakers, university donors, alumni and at times by regents themselves.
It was a touted as program to help some North Texas residents foot the bill for storm shelters and safe rooms, but few people knew how few reservations were available and apparently even fewer predicted how quickly the spots would be snapped up.
The insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy are pouring in and so are the loan requests. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance in Fort Worth is looking to hire more than 100 loan officers.
Starting August 15, illegal immigrants that were brought to the United States as children can apply to temporarily live and work in the country legally.
Like any Mom, Karen Carmeli is full of pride when she talks about her son, 9-year-old Yair. “He was a great baby… always happy. He was such a joy, and still is.” Yair is also autistic.