Public Hearings Today on Homeland Security

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Texas A&M wants local input on the university's effort to host a federal homeland security center.

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility will examine ways to combat bioterrorism and new diseases, and A&M officials want it here.

There will be two public forums Tuesday, one in Room 301 of Rudder Tower at 1:30pm, the other at the Brazos Center at 6 pm.

If A&M were to land this facility, an initial federal grant of $450-million would come to the university for construction.