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January 7, 2010
Two of college football's most storied programs vie for the Bowl Championship Series national title tonight at 8:38 on channels 2 and 7. For the No. 1 Crimson Tide, led by Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, right, it would be the first championship since 1992; the No. 2 Longhorns, led by two-time Heisman finalist Colt McCoy, last won in 2005. For matchups and X-factors, see PG 10
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HEALTH
By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Maryland public health officials are putting caregivers - from Baltimore's major teaching hospitals to strip-mall urgent care centers to ambulances - on heightened alert for signs of Ebola as details emerge about missteps in Dallas, where a man with the deadly virus was initially sent home from a hospital. Health care providers have for months been preparing for Ebola's potential arrival in the U.S., and on Tuesday confirmed a Liberian man visiting family in Dallas had the virus.
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SPORTS
By Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2010
Maryland has agreed to a home-and-home football series with Texas, the school announced today. The Terps will travel to Austin on Sept. 2, 2017, while the Longhorns will head to College Park for a Sept. 1, 2018 date. Both games will be season openers. Texas holds a 3-0 series advantage over the Terps. The last meeting between the programs was in the 1978 Sun Bowl.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Texas Roadhouse, a Louisville, Ky.-based chain of casual dining steakhouses, has signed a lease at the newly remodeled Merritt Park Shopping Center in Dundalk, at the corner of Holabird Avenue and Merritt Boulevard. The restaurant, which features a menu with prices in the $8.99 to $19.99 range, will open in early 2015, according to a spokeswoman for Regional Management, Inc. the shopping center's developer.  
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2010
Constellation Energy Group has completed the $365 million purchase of two natural gas generation facilities in Texas, the company announced Tuesday. The Colorado Bend Energy Center, a 550-megawatt facility near Wharton, Texas, and the Quail Run Energy Center, a 550-megawatt facility near Odessa, gives Constellation a physical presence in Texas, where the Baltimore-based corporation sells power in wholesale and retail markets. Company executives had announced in February plans to use $1 billion in cash balances to purchase additional generation facilities in areas where it sells more load than it produces.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | March 10, 2010
The NCAA has given Maryland and Texas a one-year reprieve from a new rule that limits off-campus football recruiting by a coach designated as the head coach-in-waiting. That will allow Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin and Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp to fully participate in the spring evaluation period in April and May. The new rule says coaches "publicly designated" to be the next head coach are bound by the same recruiting rules as the current head coach.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Maryland Democrats have landed one of the nation's up-and-coming Hispanic officeholders as the headliner for their annual party fundraising event. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas will speak at the Sept. 12 "Gala 2013: Forward Together," party chairwoman Yvette Lewis announced. "His work on critical issues like immigration reform serves to inspire us as a party for the battles to come," Lewis said. "I not only look forward to hosting him here in Maryland, but to following his promising career as a public servant.”            
NEWS
May 1, 2013
In my reading and listening about the fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas, I have noticed a dearth of comments about the dangers faced by first responders ("Obama to honor firefighters killed in Texas fertilizer blast," April 24). One of the purposes of the various federal and local chemical reporting requirements is to provide nearby fire companies with information for protecting themselves and for appropriate methods of reacting to an incident. That knowledge, buttressed by fire company inspections of nearby plants, can save lives.
SPORTS
By From Sun news services | January 1, 2011
In its first New Year's Eve game in 14 years, No. 13 Texas wanted to end 2010 on a high note. The Longhorns did just that. Jordan Hamilton hit five 3-pointers and scored 24 points to help host Texas beat Coppin State, 95-75, on Friday. Tristan Thompson scored a career-high 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Longhorns (11-2). "I thought we broke out today, and we wanted to end 2010 right," Texas guard J'Covan Brown said. "We've got to bring that to the next part of the season.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2011
In its latest effort to grow its residential power business, Constellation Energy Group said Friday that it agreed to buy Houston-based StarTex Power for $142.5 million. The purchase gives the Baltimore company a presence in Texas, considered the most active competitive residential market in the country, and comes two weeks after Constellation acquired a Connecticut gas and electricity provider. StarTex Power has about 170,000 residential customers, while MXenergy gives Constellation more than 500,000 customers in 15 states and two provinces in Canada.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 24, 2014
A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th governor of Texas, one James Richard Perry, certainly gave it his best shot when he faced the camera at the Travis County Courthouse last week. The resultant image is ... not terrible. Perry is caught somewhere between a tight smile and an outright grimace, his mien taut with confidence and seriousness of purpose. Gazing on that photo, one cannot help but suspect that a transparently political indictment designed by his Democratic opponents to cripple this presumed presidential aspirant might actually help him instead.
SPORTS
By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 31, 2014
Gilman quarterback Kai Locksley has orally committed to Florida State, picking the Seminoles over Maryland and Texas. Locksley, the son of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, is rated by ESPN as the 11 th -best dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2015 and the seventh-best player in Maryland. He recently dropped the Terps from consideration, he said. "They kind of were my dark horse throughout this whole process," Locksley said. "They were a school I felt could, out of nowhere, just pop up, but we kind of decided together that it was real hard to play for your dad, especially at the level that he's at and [Maryland]
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down -- being hopelessly short on context and any sense of even recent American history. No wonder we are such an addled nation that thinks everything that comes along is the biggest, newest, baddest or best thing ever. No wonder we are such an easily confused and jangled bunch.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Tonight's Orioles-Texas Rangers game has a tentative start time of 8 p.m.  - and a new starting pitcher. The Rangers have scratched their ace, right-hander Yu Darvish (8-4, 2.42 ERA), and replaced him with right-hander Scott Baker (0-1, 5.80 ERA). The Rangers didn't want Darvish to begin his start, only to have it end prematurely because of rain. So Darvish's start likely will be pushed back until Friday, against the New York Mets. At least there will be a game tonight.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Nelson Cruz thought he had his 27th home run of the season in the second inning Wednesday night when Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin leaped at the wall and pulled the ball back in what arguably was the year's best defensive play at Camden Yards so far. A few hours later, Cruz received a text. “I'm Sorry,” Martin wrote. Cruz laughed. “I said, 'Don't be sorry. It's OK. It's part of the game,' ” Cruz said. “He's out there competing and trying to win. We'll be friends no matter what.” Cruz and Martin played parts of three seasons together in Texas; they still keep in touch.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Some four hours before Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards, slumping Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was on the field doing early hitting work. Davis, who was hitless in his previous 19 at-bats heading into Wednesday, took swings off a batting tee under the supervision of manager Buck Showalter and hitting coach Jim Presley. Heading into Wednesday's game, Davis' average had dropped 62 points since May 23 to .205. From May 24 through Tuesday, he batted .145 with 50 strikeouts in 124 at-bats.
SPORTS
By Shannon Ryan On college basketball | February 2, 2010
No team has been able to cling to No. 1 very long this season. But no team has fallen harder since being ranked at the top than Texas. The No. 9 Longhorns entered Monday's game against Oklahoma State having dropped three of their last four after starting the season 17-0. Thud. Or maybe it's more of a whiff. The Longhorns might be modeling themselves after the NCAA runner-up Memphis team from two seasons ago that never could make a free throw. Texas owns the top scoring offense in the Big 12, averaging 85.3 points, is the top rebounding team with 44.3 per game and has the third-best shooting defense, holding opponents to 38.5 percent shooting.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas - A couple of wisecracking Orioles couldn't help themselves when they watched Tommy Hunter against the dugout railing shaking hands with members of the Texas media or Chris Davis and Omar Quintanilla chatting with Rangers fans in the stands. "Cut the cord," one player coughed into his glove. "You're an Oriole now," another one jabbed. Traveling to Texas is as much a homecoming as it is another tough road trip for the Orioles these days. Six Orioles on the 25-man roster - Davis, Hunter, Quintanilla, Darren O'Day , Taylor Teagarden and Pedro Strop - played for the Rangers at one point.
SPORTS
By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
It's just beyond the halfway mark of the season, and the Orioles have entered into a predictable groove. Hit home runs and they might win. Don't hit them, and they'll almost certainly lose. The Orioles (44-39) have hit at least one home run in each of their 32 wins since May 1, and they've lost their last 11 games when they were held without one, according to Stats Inc. In Tuesday's game, they followed the script with three early homers in their 8-3 rout of the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
As the temperature rises every summer in Baltimore, so does the number of balls that carry out of Camden Yards. Hits similar to ones that landed at the warning track two weeks ago are now finding their way into the seats. And the Orioles lineup is built to take full advantage of such a summer swoon. The Orioles led the major leagues with 46 home runs in June, and they continued their power surge into July. They hit three homers, including Nelson Cruz's 26th of the season on his 34th birthday, in an 8-3 victory over the struggling Texas Rangers on Tuesday night in front of an announced 19,150.
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