An ambulance bus or AMBUS, like this one from Sherman, Texas, is designed to transport 20 patients from a mass casualty site.
Nearly 500 East Texas emergency responders have launched a three-day regional emergency response test. The training exercise is being held in Canton. It will help 14 counties improve their coordination and understanding of protocol for when a real disaster strikes.
Caddo Magnet High School senior Henry Lin of Shreveport is in southern California to give a talk on dark energy. Lin is the only speaker who is a high school student to be included in this year's Astrophysics and Exoplanet Science Colloquia and Seminars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Lin says he wants the elite physicists in the audience to understand that high school students can take on complex research projects.
A 239-year-old family Bible will be the only book not for sale at the Friends of Library book sale to benefit the Marshall Public Library. The rare German Bible belongs to historian Gail Beil of Marshall, Texas. She is opening up her 1900 Victorian home for the book sale to be held Nov. 9-11.
The Scholars' College director T. Davina McClain (left) talks to psychology major Juliette Gray about her senior thesis.
Twenty-five years after the creation of the Scholars' College at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, freshmen enrollment has almost reached its highest point. Director T. Davina McClain says with a small liberal arts college feel, students find they can get a bargain in a bachelor's degree. She says being unencumbered by debt allows Scholars' College students to pursue more costly graduate programs.
The travel website TripAdvisor has named Jefferson, Texas, to its top 10 list of the nation's spookiest getaways. Historian Jodi Breckenridge leads twice weekly ghost tours through downtown Jefferson. She says the town has embraced its haunted reputation and its special spirits are a tourism draw. Her Halloween tour begins at 8 p.m., near The Jefferson Hotel.