By J.T. Murphy

When I was still a teenager, a very popular song was “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”. It dealt with the break up of a couple, the girlfriend was leaving. A key line was, “Don’t say that this is the end.” The boy did not want to let go of her. Every teenager had a temporary heartbreak when a “puppy love” relationship ended. Temporary heartbreak was always replaced with a new person to form a couple. Letting go led to new opportunities.

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By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Texas officials said the state will withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program if the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement does not approve the Lone Star State’s refugee plan by Sept. 30. In a Sept. 21 letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, State Refugee Coordinator Kara Crawford gave official notice of Texas’ intention to withdraw from the program.

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By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Sept. 14 announced the opening of a “Defense Innovation Unit Experimental” hub at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin. Carter and University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven said the hub would provide opportunities for innovators to partner with the Department of Defense to develop technologies to address the nation’s security challenges.

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