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Oklahoma and Texas To Become Members of the SEC in 2025

The University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas will become the newest members of the Southeastern Conference in 2025. The SEC announced Friday morning that both universities’ Boards of Regents officially accepted the invitations during their respective meetings. On Tuesday, both schools submitted requests for invitations for membership to the powerhouse conference. The Conference’s Presidents and Chancellors voted during…

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join league — in 2025

Southeastern Conference university presidents voted to invite Texas and Oklahoma to join the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank. The latest step in a move that has potential to help reshape college sports came two days after Texas and Oklahoma requested to join the SEC in 2025. That’s when the schools’ media rights…

NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The National Rifle Association says the nation’s most powerful gun-rights organization has filed for bankruptcy and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York. The announcement Friday comes months after New York’s attorney general sued the NRA over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions…

Texas fires Herman after 4 seasons, hires Tide OC Sarkisian

Alabama offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian  (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt) Texas has hired Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian as the Longhorns new coach. The move comes just a few hours after Texas announced the firing of Tom Herman after four seasons with no Big 12 championships. Sarkisian is the architect of a Crimson Tide offense that has produced two Heisman Trophy finalists…

Chick-fil-A No Longer Seeking Lease at Texas Airport After Legal Battle Over Anti-LGBTQ Donations

Chick-fil-A says it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio International Airport, even though the Texas city relented and agreed to let it do so after more than a year of legal wrangling. The San Antonio City Council blocked the chain from opening a restaurant at the San Antonio International Airport early last year, because Chick-fil-A’s…

A Century After She was Launched, The SS Selma continues to (NOT) Sail on….

Ship may not longer be visible in 15 years

Courtesy Encyclopedia of Alabama Courtesy Encyclopedia of Alabama Historic SS Selma turns 100, may fully sink within 15 years GALVESTON, Texas (AP) – Fans of a near-century-old concrete ship that has been partly submerged in the Houston Ship Channel since 1922 warn it could be fully underwater in 15 years. The Galveston County Daily News reports that the SS Selma…

Graves Exhumed in Texas—Century Old Remains of Inmates

Were forced to work on plantations.

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — Forty-eight sets of remains believed to have been buried between 1878 and 1910 have been exhumed from an unmarked cemetery in Fort Bend County, Texas, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU reports. Bodies at the site, which construction crews discovered in April, likely belonged to African-American prison inmates who were forced to work on plantations.   See the…