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New swine barn dedicated at Harvest Festival in Longview
news-journal.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday to dedicate the opening of the Harvest Festival and Livestock Show Swine Barn at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center.

Hallsville resident promotes film at Jefferson Bigfoot conference
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
As a young boy growing up in Harleton, with little to do during the summers or on school nights before the street lamps came on, David Ford and some boyhood friends stumbled on an old videocamera.


Downtown rape unreported for weeks
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:17:55 +0000

Police didn’t publicly release any information about an alleged Sept. 27 sexual assault witnessed by several people in crowded downtown Amarillo because the call wasn’t initially listed as a sex offense complaint, Amarillo Police Department Cpl. Jerry Neufeld said Wednesday.

More than three weeks passed from the alleged sex crime to the first reporting of it in the Wednesday edition of Amarillo Globe-News.

Potter County authorities charged 27-year-old Terrell Anthony Allen on Oct. 16 with sexual assault, a felony.

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Kilgore College named ‘Military Friendly School’
news-journal.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Kilgore College has been named to the Military Friendly Schools list for the fourth consecutive year, officials announced Tuesday.

Report: Teenage parenthood bad for kids’ health
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:18:25 +0000

Potter County residents continue to face high poverty rates, have less education and have poorer health than Randall County residents, and a yearlong study ranked Potter County dead last in the state in health data, United Way of Amarillo & Canyon representatives said Wednesday.

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Today in history for Thursday, Oct. 23
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:19:32 +0000

■ On Oct. 23, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf began, resulting in a major Allied victory against Japanese forces.

■ In 1707, the first Parliament of Great Britain, created by the Acts of Union between England and Scotland, held its first meeting.

■ In 1864, forces led by Union Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis repelled Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s army in the Civil War Battle of Westport in Missouri.

■ In 1915, tens of thousands of women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.

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Hallsville students, teacher love ‘drama’ of theater class
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A study in the “Champions of Change” cited theater arts as a source for “gains in reading proficiency, gains in self-concept and motivation, and higher levels of empathy and tolerance towards others”


State reps talk future of education
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A group of area school superintendents and administration officials from Marshall Independent School District met Wednesday with state Reps. Jimmie Don Aycock and Chris Paddie to discuss the future of

Word of the day for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:20:08 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

encyclopedia

■ en·cy·clo·pe·di·a

■ in sı̄ klə pē dē ə

Definition: (n) a reference work that contains information about many subjects or a lot of information about one subject

Example: “Order, unity and continuity are human inventions, just as truly as catalogues and encyclopedias.”

— Bertrand Russell


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