Southwest Journalist

Texas schools struggle with nutrition standards

Rebekah Wahlberg

May 28, 2014

LISA GRAY Houston Chronicle HOUSTON — The big plastic trash can at Briscoe Elementary got a workout during lunch on a recent school day. Kindergartners plopped more than a third of their lunches into the bin. Left uneaten: an...

Kerry tells Snowden to ‘man up’ and come home

Rebekah Wahlberg

May 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden a fugitive and challenged him to “man up and come back to the United States.” Kerry was asked about Snowden in...

Veteran strike force to expand, monitor treatment delays

Rebekah Wahlberg

May 27, 2014

ALEXA URA The Texas Tribune Amid recent allegations of excessive wait times for veterans at several VA clinics across the nation, the quality of care at VA medical centers in Texas is getting extra attention. And while the state is li...

Fed hacker gets no more time in prison

Rebekah Wahlberg

May 27, 2014

NEW YORK — A computer hacker who helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets and cripple the hacktivist crew known as Anonymous got a hero’s welcome at his sentencing in federal court...

Scripps Spelling Bee contestants foster friendships

Rebekah Wahlberg

May 27, 2014

JOSEPH WHITE Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. — Under the shady trees near the barbecue line at the annual spellers’ picnic, one contestant in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee was inducted into The Order of the Squ...

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