Missouri tennis gets outplayed by No. 31 Texas A&M

According to head coach Blake Starkey, the Missouri women’s tennis competed harder in its 5-2 loss to Texas A&M on Friday afternoon than it has in recent losses.

Columbia College softball sweeps McKendree in doubleheader

Pitching propelled the Cougars to their first win against McKendree since 2005.

Columbians remember county legal counsel John Patton

Friends and family gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia on Friday for services honoring the late John Patton.

Curators approve tuition increase while MU falls in ranking

The UM System Board of Curators unanimously approved a 4.1 percent tuition increase for undergraduate and graduate students at its meeting Friday.

Asthmatic cat lost at scene of car accident

On Thursday, Francis the cat jumped from his owner’s car after an accident popped open his crate. He was last seen at mile marker 144 off Interstate 70.

Pereida indicted by grand jury

Luis Gerardo Pereida, suspected of molesting two Columbia girls, was indicted by a grand jury today.

UM names new VP of human resources

Elizabeth “Betsy” Rodriguez has been appointed the University of Missouri System’s vice president of human resources, UM President Gary Forsee announced Friday.

Belief in brief: Passover

Spill it: Chris Hull, the mole-trapper

Chris Hull dishes on her job as a mole-trapper.

Make a backyard bird feeder

Here are some simple ways to create your own backyard bird feeder.

Trust Columbia Public School administrators and support tax levy

Although the school board members are not their best advocates, they are dediated and hard-working. We need to elect more members that care and trust their judgment regarding the tax levy.

Seventh annual Cambio de Colores conference focuses on integration of Latinos

The seventh annual Cambio de Colores conference Monday through Wednesday at the Stoney Creek Inn will explore the impact of the exponential growth of the Hispanic population in Missouri and the Midwest.

Letter: Accomplishments make Sturtz ideal candidate

Paul Sturtz’s commitment makes him the ideal candidate to represent the First Ward.

Psalms: Tools for prayer

Theologians say the answer to why psalms are so powerful lies in their variety, emotional honesty and occasional bluntness.

Best patio dining

If you’d like to sit outside while dining out this spring, check out our list of some of the best restaurant patios around.

Letter: Approving tax levy will help decrease ignorance and want

Supporting public education will help us deal with current, future problems.

Letter: Sturtz will meet our expectations of a City Council member

Paul Sturtz has the creativity and knowledge of government needed for Columbia.

Letter: Columbia Public School tax levy is all about the kids

Vote yes for the proposed tax levy on April 8.

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted rape

A man was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of attempted rape of a woman in her home in Prathersville.

African art exhibit is ‘all about what you don’t see’

Ghanaian-born artist El Anatsui illustrates his provocative use of found-object art in his first U.S. solo show.