(AP) - Some school systems around the U.S. have been reaching out to assist with the education of immigrant children at shelters in their areas. The federal government and its housing contractors bear responsibility for instruction. But some districts say they felt compelled to intervene amid the outcry over separation of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says the body of a drowned fisherman has been recovered in southern Texas. The Coast Guard in Corpus Christi says the body was found about 8:30 a.m. Saturday near the unincorporated community of Port O'Connor. The man's name was not released. The Coast Guard says the man disappeared while trying to swim to his boat, which had drifted away from an island.
HOUSTON (AP) - A sign at a Houston elementary and middle school that sparked social media protests has been removed. The Houston Independent School District says the sign that read "The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman" was removed Friday night. The sign drew attention on social media after a Houston resident posted a picture of it on Twitter. Critics on social media called the sign "victim-blaming" and misogynistic
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - An Auburn University marine scientist has received a USDA grant to study oysters. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that Bill Walton landed a $456,646 federal grant to help ensure that farmed oysters are safe to eat. The grant will fund a three-year study to determine whether an oyster farm's geographic location, handling practices and choice of equipment affect bacteria levels in farm-raised oysters.
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