WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas before deciding whether to issue a permit. That could push a decision about the controversial oil pipeline until after the midterm elections in November.
DENTON, Texas (AP) - Financial documents released by the University of North Texas show accounting irregularities that have overstated the university's financial position by as much as $23 million. The Denton Record-Chronicle reports audits conducted by the university and a private firm show misleading budget entries made since 2012 to account for unresolved collections. But they were registered as accounts receivable, which are often recorded as assets. The university's budget in 2012 was $520 million.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - U.S. Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno will present the Purple Heart at Fort Sam Houston to a staff sergeant injured while on patrol in Afghanistan. Robert Drebenstedt is scheduled to receive the decoration Wednesday at the fort's Warrior and Family Support Center. Drebenstedt is a member of the Michigan Army National Guard injured by an improvised explosive device on August 1st, 2012.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A historic Roman Catholic church in Galveston closed since Hurricane Ike damaged it in 2008 reopens this weekend. A restored St. Mary Cathedral-Basilica will officially re-open this Easter Sunday with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
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