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48 Texas cities face water shortages
amarillo.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:46:06 +0000

LOCKNEY — In 50 years, Barbara and Charlie Carthel had only attended a City Council meeting once.

Thursday made twice.

The Lockney City Council held a special meeting after a water pump at Mackenzie Municipal Water Authority went down with electrical issues April 4. Lake Mackenzie supplies about a quarter of the water Lockney residents use, according to March data provided by the authority.

“We were definitely concerned and still are,” Barbara Carthel, 65, said of the city’s water supply.

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Midland averaging one fatal a week after I-20 wreck
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:35:00 -0500
A Crosbyton man was pronounced dead at the scene of a wreck on Interstate 20 Thursday afternoon near the Horseshoe complex, bringing this year’s average to one vehicle-related fatality per week on roa

Bridge work will prompt closure of Southwest Third
myplainview.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:00 -0500
Deck work on the Interstate-27 bridge over FM 3466 (Southwest Third), will result in the closure of FM 3466 under the bridge for several hours Wednesday, April 23.

Chemistry’s key
GoSanAngelo.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:08:00 -0000
Ben Lin’s research on a technique to reduce environmentally hazardous substances helped him secure graduate school offers from Stanford, Yale, Columbia and Cornell.

Midland discloses Energy Tower terms amendment
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0500
Energy Tower developers will be the ones to demolish the building that stands at the 53-story skyscraper’s site, as confirmed in a November document from the city of Midland.

Tech poll puts Abbott in front
GoSanAngelo.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:08:00 -0000
AUSTIN — Texas Tech University came out with new poll results Thursday that show Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott is far in the lead in the gubernatorial race, Texans don’t have a problem with new voter ID laws, and Texans are split on gay marriage.

Texas Tech poll gives Abbott wide lead
ReporterNews.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:01:00 -0000
Texans don't have a problem with the voter ID law, the poll finds, but they are split on gay marriage.

Jenna Farrey asks judge to reduce her bond
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:09:24 MDT
Jenna Farrey, a mom who was arrested in connection with the death of her five-month-old son Jackson, asked a district court judge today to reduce her $1.5 million bond.

Fort Bliss hosts Easter events for families this weekend
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:54 MDT
Fort Bliss wants to help military families and the El Paso community have some fun this Easter weekend.

Accolades (April 18)
timesrecordnews.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:14:00 -0000
Robert Brown, of Wichita Falls, was named to the dean’s list at Biola University. Brown was one of 1,594 students named to the list for fall 2013. Biola students are placed on the dean’s list to honor those with a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

Word of the day for Friday, April 18, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:40:49 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

juxtapose

■ jux·ta·pose

■ jəkstəˌpōz

Definition: (v) To place close together

Example: “When you juxtapose what happened to the people at the top and what happened to the people at the bottom it makes you sick.”

— Byron Dorgan


Master of the craft
timesrecordnews.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:17:00 -0000
When Wichita Falls High School teacher Julie Yandell stepped to the podium to claim her Teacher of the Year award Thursday, she told the group that the award was proof she had come a long way in her 13-year teaching career.

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