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This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Tracy Holtman
Collection Management - Office 112A
phone: 254-968-9466

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

News and Weather Subcategories

University News

Dallas and Fort Worth

CBS DFW (KTVT) - News, weather, sports, life, local guide, Mr. Food, Mr. Travel, Cruise Guy and more from the CBS affiliate.

Dallas Business Journal - From American City Business Journals, get Leading Stories, Capital Gains, Business Calendar, Small Business Strategies, Top of the List, Industry Focus, Commentary, Business Card Exchange, news from Washington DC, and search the archives.

Dallas Morning News - Get Metro, Texas & Southwest, National, Sports, Arts, Classifieds, Lifestyle and more from the multi-award winning paper. Access AP news through "The Wire." Back issues are currently unavailable.

Dallas Observer - Read the online version of this alternative award-winning weekly; coverage includes government, politics and business, as well as local arts and entertainment information. Back issues unavailable.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Get Forth Worth, Arlington, northeast Tarrant County, Texas, national and world news from the award winning paper. Also includes columns  by Molly Ivins. Limited back issues available (click on table of contents to access them).

FW Weekly - Get Fort Worth, Tarrant County and Texas news, arts and entertainment from this alternative paper. Back issues are available from May 1997-current.

NBC DFW (KXAS) - Access local news, live weather radar, sports and MSNBC world news.

WFAA - Access DFW news, weather, sports, the Computer Corner, Family Firsts, La Vida, movie reviews or even listen to live broadcasts with RealAudio during regularly scheduled newscasts from this ABC affiliate.


Elections - From the Office of the Secretary of State, get the latest on Texas elections, including results, upcoming elections, election forms, state and district elected officials, laws and procedures  and more.

Texas Highways - a monthly page-by-page journey with Texas’ top travel writers and photographers as they explore the best of Texas.

Texas Monthly - Access headlines from the front page, Marketplace, Steppin' Out, What's Cooking, Hit the Road and Texas Talk as well as Links across Texas. Archives available from January 1996-current.

Texas Observer - writes about issues ignored or underreported in the mainstream press


Big Country (KRBC) - Get KRBCs top news stories, Abilene weather via Intellicast and sports links from Abilene's NBC affiliate. Also includes Abilene demographics information.

KTXS - This ABC affiliate features news headlines, live Doppler radar and a brief news archive.

Reporter Online - From the Abilene Reporter-News, this site includes business,classifieds, local news, Texas news, weather from Intellicast, and more, as well as many links to other weather sites and a searchable archive from April 1996- current.


Amarillo Globe-News - This is an award winning online version of the Amarillo
Globe-News. Get Amarillo's news, sports, weather, classifieds, stock quotes, APs TheWire, and much more. Searchable archives available from July 1, 1996-current.

KFDA - Get Amarillo top stories, weather, sports and links to  internet sites by topic from this CBS affiliate. (KVII) - Get Amarillo top stories, weather forecasts and radar and sports from this ABC affiliate. RealAudio broadcasts from ABC also available.


Austin American-Statesman - Get the latest news from Austin in this online version of the paper, including: news, sports, entertainment, tech news, classifieds, lottery numbers, a guide to Austin, and more. Archives available from 1989-current--for a fee.

Austin Chronicle - The online version of this alternative paper covers politics, arts and entertainment and includes columns and guides, such as the Best of Austin guide. Back issues available from March 1995-current.

KEYE - Get the top local and national news, weather and sports from this CBS affiliate. Watch live broadcasts with RealPlayer at Noon, 5, 6, and 10 PM weekdays.

KXAN - Access top stories, live or animated Doppler radar, five day forecast, weather almanac, local sports scores, sports briefs, sports links and special reports from this NBC affiliate.

El Paso

El Paso Times - Get regional, weather, editorial, politics, opinion, special  events, attractions, business, national and sports news from this online newspaper.

KTSM - Get El Paso's top stories and weather from this NBC affiliate.

KVIA - Get El Paso news, weather, sports, job, horoscopes, lottery, comics, community information and more from this well designed award winning ABC affiliate site.


Houston Business Journal - From American City Business Journals, get Leading Stories, Capital Gains, Business Calendar, Small Business Strategies, Top of the List,  Industry Focus, Commentary, Business Card Exchange, news from Washington DC,  and search the archives. - Get Houston area news, business, classifieds, comics,
community, directory center, entertainment, HCI talk, space central, sports, virtual voyager, weather, and marketplace from this online version of the award winning paper. Also, access AP and UPI stories. Back issues accessible through search from October 1995-current. Note: Users must register to access some portions of the site, but registration is  free.

Houston News - Houston news from thousands of sources on the web.

KPRC - weather, sports, the investigators, healthbeat, the buzz, Houston biz, editorial, media connection, get ready 2, 2 on your side, computer guy and more from this NBC affiliate.


Lubbock Online - Access news, weather, sports, agriculture, business, entertainment, classifieds, Vista, the Best of Lubbock, issues of Lubbock Business Monthly, from the online version of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.  Archives available from October 1996-current.

KCBD - NBC affiliate.

EverythingLubbock (KLBK) - Get Lubbock's local news from this CBS affiliate. Click on the Local button on the second, or blue navigation bar to access Lubbock's local news (not the Local Guide button on the top, or gray navigation bar). Access the Internet Guy, local government information, our latest recipe, and NewsCenter 13 scripts from the side bar on the right of the screen.

San Antonio

KENS - Get the day's top news, weather and sports from San Antonio's top rated news station 

San Antonio Business Journal - From American City Business Journals, get Leading Stories, Capital Gains, Business Calendar, Small Business Strategies, Top of the List, Industry Focus, Commentary, Business Card Exchange, news from Washington DC, and search the archives.

My San Antonio - From the San Antonio Express-News, get arts, automotive, books, business, classifieds, commentary, dining, entertainment, events, movies, music, TV, marketplace, news, SA City Guide, SA Life, Sports, and Web extras. Back issues unavailable online.

WOAI - San Antonio's NBC affiliate.


KXXV - Get top news, news scripts, and five day weather forecast from this  ABC affiliate.

Waco Tribune - From the Waco Tribune-Herald, get Waco's top news stories, sports, fishing, food & flicks, brazos living, calendar, open up, market, pollen count, Texas lottery, crossword puzzle and more.


ABC News Summary - Get the top stories in the US, world, business, technology, science, travel, health & living, entertainment and sports, or access stories in the same categories in more depth.

American City Business Journals - Get business information on 37 different US cities.

CBS News - Get the top stories, or access national, world, money, health, scitech, or showbiz news, as well as CBS news polls, bootcamp, untold stories, breeds apart or in the news kids.

Christian Science Monitor - The searchable archive covers issues from 1980-current.

CNN - CNNs front page, updated throughout the day with the world's top stories, or access news by topic: world, US, local, weather, sports, business, sci-tech, politics, travel, style, showbiz, books, health, earth, and specials.

CNNMoney - From CNN, this site has very current financial US and world information, including links to Hoover's MasterList corporate directory, official company web sites, a glossary of business terms, government resources, currencies, interest rates, a mortgage calculator and much more.

Environmental News Network - Get the latest in environmental news. Note: Part of the site, ENN Daily News - Subscriber Package is available to subscribers only.

Fox News - Top stories, updated 24 hours a day. Also access Fox news by topic: market wire, sports, health sci-tech, weather and more.

Hollywood Reporter - Get the latest scoop on Hollywood.

MSNBC - Get the latest stories in the news, business, sports, technology, living & travel, opinions and more.

National Public Radio - Listen to NPR broadcasts in RealAudio.

Newsday's AP Update - The latest AP stories listed by exact time issued.

NEWS.COM - The latest in technology news, from c|net.

Online Newshour - The news from PBS. Also of interest are: The Author's Corner, Campaigns Under Scrutiny, Past Programs, Essays & Dialogs, Shields & Gigot, Forums and the Daily News Summary in RealAudio.

Reuters US News - The top US stories from the news source used by CNN, Yahoo, and many of the world's newspapers.

Roll Call- The latest news from Congress.

Sports -- news from the world of sports

USA Today - The online version of the paper, updated throughout the day, or access news by topic: nationline, news, sports, money, life, weather, poiltics, travel, state lotteries, classifieds and more.

Voice of America News - Access text or audio files of news as broadcast by the Voice of America. Includes a week long archive.

White House News - The latest news from the White House. Includes the Economic Statistics Briefing Room (ESBR), Social Statistics Briefing Room (SSBR), The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy (FEDSTATS), Current Issues and Events, Today's Press Briefings, This week's press briefings and releases and This week's Saturday Radio Address.


AJR NewsLink Other International News - News resources from all over the world.

CNN World News - Get the world's top stories and stories by region.

International Crisis Group - is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, with nearly 120 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

PA NewsCentre - From the Press Association of Britain, get the top stories or news by category: news, sports, Parliamnet, weather, tv and radio, entertainment, or new media news.

United Nations News - Includes the UN Journal, press briefings, press releases, daily highlights and fact-sheets and newsletters.

Yahoo! Reuters International News Summary - Get the latest International news.


Calvin and Hobbes - From Universal Press Syndicated (UPS), select any date in 1985 and 1986 to see a comic. Meet the Characters, Meet Bill Watterson, Articles on Calvin and Hobbes and more are available.

Cathy - From Universal Press Syndicated (UPS), get the daily strip, Meet Cathy, Meet Cathy Guisewite, Girl Food! Cathy's cookbook for Well-balanced Woman and more. Approximately one month's worth of archived cartoons are available.

Comic Strips - United Media Comics. - More comic strips from From United Features Syndicate, check out Dilbert's latest adventure. - At Slate, access Doonesbury's daily, Meet Garry Trudeau, The Yale Strips, Controversial Doonesbury Strips and more. Official site for the big orange cat. Official Peanuts website.

Mother Goose & Grimm- Get the day's Strip, Clip of the Week, Mike's Political Punches, Oops I Missed Last Week and archives.

Opinion - Editoral

Dave Barry - From the Miami Herald, get Dave's latest, favorites, or archived columns.

Roger Ebert - Get movie information from this award winning columnist.

Chicago-Sun Times Columnists - Get opinions on News and Views, Sports, People and much more.

Editoons - Editorial Cartoons from United Media.

New York Times Opinion - editorials and opinions from the NY Times.

Opinion - From Universal Press Syndicated (UPS).

Salon Magazine - Includes the current column, archives and biography of James Carville, Anne Lamont, David Horowitz and more.

Yahoo! News Opinion


Texas Weather plus


CNN Weather: Stephenville - Four day forecasts, current conditions, and weather maps.

Stephenville Weather From NOAA -

Weather Channel: Stephenville - Pathfinder and the Weather Channel team up to give you current conditions and forecast conditions.

Weather Underground: Stephenville - Get detailed current conditions, 5 day forecasts, and state extended forecasts.


The Department of Atmospheric Science -  From Texas A&M University, covers severe thunderstorm, tornado, flash flood and all type of weather and climate issues.

The Office of the State Climatologist for Texas - This site includes: Means, Normals, and Extremes, Texas Climatic Bulletins and Easterwood Field/College Station Monthly Summaries.

Weather Underground: Texas - Get temperature, humidity, pressure, conditions, time updated and warnings for Texas cities from Abilene to Wink.

United States

Current Temperatures - From the Weather Underground, a US map with the current temperatures, also lists current conditions in favorite US cities and much more information for cities in the US and around the world.

USA Today Weather - View USA Today's weather map with temperatures across the US, or get access to weather stories, US cities, world cities, highways, storms, marine weather climate science and more.

USA Weather -  From MSNBCs Intellicast, click on the US temperature map to get forecasts for specific areas. Includes link to National Park forecasts. Use the sidebar to see radar, satellite images and more.

The Weather Channel's US Interactive Weather Map- Enter a city and/or state and hit "go."


Weather Channel - Get the top stories in weather, US forecasts, world forecasts, weather maps and more.

World Weather - From MSNBCs Intellicast, click on the world map to get forecasts for specific areas. Use the sidebar to see satellite images.

Online News

Online Newspapers