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Racial makeup of officers matter, UPD chief says

While the demographics of the student body at Sam Houston State University do not match number-for-number those of the university police department, University Police Chief Kevin Morris said UPD reflects the community which it polices. Morris said...

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Scott Panetti execution stayed after appeal

After appealing his scheduled execution to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Scott Panetti, 56, received a stay of execution Wednesday afternoon. The ruling was handed down after Panetti’s mental condition was under evaluation. During his...

Brynn Castro | The Houstonian

AB III abated of mold, asbestos

Academic Building III underwent mold and asbestos abating over Thanksgiving break after the toxins were discovered in October. Although the building was deemed safe for occupancy, the School of Nursing has opted to hold classes in the Lowman Student...

Bryan Castro | The Houstonian

Author captures family’s side of capital crimes

In cases involving capital crime, the victim and his or her offender are names and faces well-known in the public eye. However, the lesser known, innocent bystanders of these crimes, the family members, rarely get their stories told. Huntsville...

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FAMC introduces new course

A new class will be offered in through the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communications starting spring 2015. Creative Arts Seminar (FAMC 2301) is designed to satisfy the required credit of core curriculum area five – social and behavioral...

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Championship rings stolen over break

Thanksgiving week was not all celebration for one Sam Houston State University football player as two championship rings were stolen from his Huntsville house. Junior wide receiver Josh Reynolds told The Houstonian his 2011 and 2012 Southland...

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‘Sweat the Stress’ offers healthy study breaks

Finals week is approaching at Sam Houston State University and the Recreational Sports department is giving students a chance to work-out the stress. The third annual “Sweat the Stress” began Monday and continues through Dec. 10 as a healthy...

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