AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp have announced plans to create a Texas A&M branch in Israel.
The announcement was made Wednesday at the Jerusalem residence of Israeli President Shimon Peres. Perry is a proud Aggie graduate traveling Israel this week with Sharp, who said Tuesday that A&M will open a "peace university" in Nazareth, Israel's Arab largest city.
Sharp, who was a classmate of Perry's at A&M who ran against him for Lieutenant governor in 1998, says the university will foster "understanding and education and unity in Israel."
Perry spoke Tuesday at a conference about how both Israel and Texas face the future challenge of finding fresh water. The campus will feature a combination of Arab, Jewish and international students.
In time, the school will offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in a range of academic disciplines.
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.
Austin Police are looking for a missing woman.