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7:35am

Fri February 1, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: On covering the Columbia disaster, the local angle

Two National Guardsmen stand over a piece of the Columbia Shuttle that landed in downtown Nacogdoches on Feb. 1, 2003.
Credit Andrew Brosig

Commentator Gary Borders recalls the fateful day when the Space Shuttle Columbia rained down over East Texas.

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12:22pm

Thu January 31, 2013
Local

Hemphill, Texas, honors the Columbia crew and its legacy

Seven astronauts were aboard STS-107, the Columbia Mission Crew.

Events marking the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster are being held across East Texas. Three days of events are under way in Hemphill, Texas. Belinda Gay, president of the Sabine County Columbia Memorial Committee, said Columbia is part of the fabric of her life. She was a volunteer searcher for wreckage and a meal coordinator for thousands of recovery workers who descended on her town. She said the Columbia disaster brought the space program into focus for her.

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7:35am

Thu January 31, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for January 31, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his reflections on disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and the Irish connection in the saga of his unraveling.


10:24am

Wed January 30, 2013
Local

Stephen F. Austin State University grant to serve science educators

Dr. Theresa Coble, an associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, is one of the principal investigators on a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Stephen F. Austin State University has received a three-year grant to develop online courses that will better equip museum workers to take on controversial and complex science topics through their exhibits and conversations with patrons. The grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services totals $247,000.

Theresa Coble, an associate professor in SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, said the five, graduate-level courses will help informal science educators broach complex and sometimes politically-charged subjects – like climate change.

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9:03am

Tue January 29, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Keep the memory of Louisiana's ghost towns alive

Commentator Gary Joiner explores abandoned towns -- from Rum Center to Fischer -- and explains why their history matters.

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