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Today in History for Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
amarillo.com / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:37:55 +0000

■ On Feb. 1, 1865, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman began the Carolinas Campaign as they invaded South Carolina. Abolitionist John S. Rock became the first black lawyer admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.

■ In 1790, the U.S. Supreme Court convened for the first time in New York.

■ In 1861, Texas voted to leave the Union at a Secession Convention in Austin.

■ In 1896, Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme” premiered in Turin.

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Court of Criminal Appeals to hear arguments in El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:49:44 MST
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will make its first visit to El Paso this week to hear arguments in two cases, including a capital murder case from Fort Bend County involving the death penalty.

Man facing child sex assault charges
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
An investigation is ongoing for a Harrison County man who was arrested this past weekduring a raid of his home.

New Horseshoe Pavilion adds to mix of Midland venues
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:15:00 -0600
Midland now boasts a new venue that will add to the versatility the city is proving capable of. The Horseshoe opened the entertainment and meeting venue Horseshoe Pavilion this weekend with the Silver

Man sleeping in trash container rescued after being dumped into garbage truck
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:30:40 MST
A man sleeping in a trash container was rescued Saturday morning after being dumped in a garbage truck in East El Paso.

United Way preparing to launch 2015 income tax assistance program in Longview
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Greater Longview United Way opened its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site Monday.

Car registration, inspection process moves to one sticker beginning March
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Texas is combining its registration and inspection stickers.

Review: MCT’s ‘The Addams Family’ is a mixed bag of values
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:02:00 -0600
Based on the response to the Friday night opening of "The Addams Family" at Midland Community Theatre, the show succeeded with its crowd-pleasing take on the creepy family of pop culture. The opening

El Paso-Juarez industrial real estate market back to pre-recession levels
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:48:33 MST
El Paso's industrial real estate market last year emerged from six years of doldrums as leasing grew and vacancies declined to pre-recession levels.

East Texas family to be featured on American Pickers
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
LEIGH — A log cabin filled with antiques just outside of Marshall will be the focus of an upcoming “American Pickers” episode.

Little input gathered from EPISD schools facing closure
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:55:35 MST
Beall Elementary is one of many El Paso Independent School District campuses facing closure based on enrollment, facilities conditions and a community survey — yet only three people out of the nearly 1,200 who responded to that survey said they have any connection to Beall.

Satellite might help explain Texas water deficit
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:28:52 MST
AUSTIN >> A satellite launched Saturday in California will provide important data as researchers grope for ways to explain a massive deficit in Texas water over the past several years, a scientist involved in the research said.

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