A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. A strong cold front will reach the Brazos Valley by mid-afternoon to early evening WEDNESDAY. Mild temperatures are expected to sharply fall as strong, brisk north winds arrive. A scattered rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 1am and Noon Thursday.
Despite recent allegations involving its bio-defense research, Texas A&M believes it still has a good chance at landing a major Homeland Security center.
The University is considered to be one of the front runners for the National Bio and Agro-Defense facility. And A&M leaders believe recent events may even enhance their chances. "The reality is if the National bio and agro-defense facility is going to be placed at some place with a very high order of concern for safety, we indeed have that," said Texas A&M Interim President Eddie Davis. "And in fact, our procedures will probably be stronger and more improved that any university in our country."
If A&M is selected, it would receive an initial federal construction grant of $450-million.
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