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  • An F-35B Lightning II prepares to taxi on the flight deck of the USS Wasp during night operations at sea as part of a Marine Corps operational test, May, 22, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anne K. Henry
  • To meet the needs of Texans affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22, the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Sherman will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center on Monday. Grayson County Courthouse Room A-3-2, 100 W. Houston St., Sherman, Texas.
  • Chagas is caused by infection from the protozoan parasite T. cruzi, which is vectored by different species of triatomine bugs such as the one shown here. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo)
  • The Honey Grove Preservation League, with a generous grant from the Hall-Voyer Foundation, has been working with the Portal to Texas History to put old Honey Grove newspapers online. The older Honey Grove Signals were provided for scanning by Walcott Black and later issues of the Honey Grove Signal-Citizen were uploaded from microfilm provided by the Bertha Voyer Memorial Library.
  • 1966 – Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police. Charles Joseph Whitman (June 24, 1941 – August 1, 1966) was an American engineering student at the University of Texas, former U.S. Marine, and a mass murderer who killed 16 people. In the early morning hours of August 1, 1966, Whitman murdered his wife and mother in their homes. Later that day, he brought a number of guns, including rifles, a shotgun, and handguns, to the campus of the University of Texas at Austin where, over an approximate 90 to 95 minute period, he killed 14 people and wounded 32 others in a mass shooting in and around the Tower. Whitman shot and killed three people inside the university's tower and eleven others after firing at random from the 28th-floor observation deck of the Main Building. Whitman was shot and killed by Austin police officer Houston McCoy.
  • The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) achieved a historic milestone for the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir (LBCR) with issuance of a water rights permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on June 26, 2015. It is the first uncontested water rights permit issued by TCEQ for a major reservoir in the last 50 years, and one of the first uncontested inter-basin transfers of water.