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Tech lines up tailgating themes

They include:
• Aug. 30, vs. Mississippi State: food-hot dogs, potato salad, homemade ice cream; theme, “Day of the ‘Dogs”.
• Sept. 20, vs. Southeastern Louisiana: food-red beans and rice, sausage, French bread; theme-“Bulldogs Trap the Lions.”
• Oct. 18, vs. Idaho: food-pork chops, Idaho potato salad; theme, “Bulldogs Capture the Vandals.”
• Nov. 1, vs. Fresno State: food-beef brisket, baked potatoes; theme, “Bulldogs Battle of the Bone” and “Welcome Home Alumni.”
• Nov. 15, vs. Utah State: food-Cajun combo, French bread; theme, “Bulldogs Bite the Aggies.”

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Donations sought for needy students

It is not a child’s fault when his providers are not flush enough to be able to afford the long list of school supplies schools need in order to provide the education that is expected in today’s system. Single-parent households are particularly vulnerable, with costs for day care and other needs cutting deeply into the annual supply budget.

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BOE-bots? Back in my day ...

Nanoengineering as we see it today was, in a sense, a twinkle in Tech’s eye at the time I started. In 2002, I was busy hammering away at differential equations, integrations and derivatives and moments of force in my engineering textbook. Calculus III was tough, but the defining factor in my short-lived pursuit of the coveted Professional Engineer title was the freshman design project.
My freshman design project, unlike the highly documented, affordable and (I’m told) user-friendly BOE-bot, was a free-for-all.

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Jindal coming to Dubach

The council also approved expanding the RV park downtown by adding four new spaces for RVs.
Rogers announced that a $3,000 grant from the Home Depot was used to purchase supplies to upgrade the baseball park.
The council granted permission for the town to apply for a Louisiana Governmental Assistance Grant, which provides up to $35,000 for municipal projects. Dubach hopes to receive money for renovations at town hall, including electrical work, roof repair, bathroom facility upgrades and sidewalk improvements on East Hico Street, Rogers said.

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