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Rose Thayer

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Rose L. Thayer is based in Austin, Texas, and she has been covering the western region of the continental U.S. for Stars and Stripes since 2018. Before that she was a reporter for Killeen Daily Herald and a freelance journalist for publications including The Alcalde, Texas Highways and the Austin American-Statesman. She is the spouse of an Army veteran and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism. Her awards include a 2021 Society of Professional Journalists Washington Dateline Award and an Honorable Mention from the Military Reporters and Editors Association for her coverage of crime at Fort Hood.


Water problems resolved at Fort Bliss hospital
One month after the commander of the Fort Bliss medical center halted use of the facility’s water because of an internal plumbing issue, the hospital’s water has been deemed safe and an advisory was lifted, according to officials at the Army base in west Texas.
Body of missing Texas National Guard soldier recovered
The body of Spc. Bishop E. Evans was found Monday, three days after the Texas National Guard soldier jumped into the Rio Grande to rescue two migrants trying to cross from Mexico into the Texas city of Eagle Pass, the state’s military department reported.

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