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Felony arrests for Sept. 30, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500
Ernest A. Garza, 27, of San Antonio was charged Sunday with possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram in a drug-free zone.

Kilgore man indicted on child sex charge
news-journal.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Grand jurors in Longview have indicted a man on an aggravated sexual assault charge from an accusation he had sexual contact with a 4-year-old girl last summer.

Woman pleads guilty
LMTonline.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:51:16 -0500
A woman caught at a local port of entry with five undocumented children from Mexico who had entry documents belonging to other people pleaded guilty in federal court.

Straus calls for Prop 1 support in Amarillo visit
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:10:20 +0000

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Monday called on Texans to support a proposition on the Nov. 4 election ballot that he said would help boost the state’s transportation infrastructure.

Straus visited with local business, civic and education leaders Monday at Amarillo Chamber of Commerce to gather input for the upcoming legislative session.

Mayor Paul Harpole thanked Straus for coming to Amarillo to hear about local concerns and the issues that affect the region.

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Maze is the secret at Fiddlesticks Farm
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:07:00 -0500
Jessica Norton would like Midland to believe the annual maze during fall season was created by fairies — and why not?

Man struck by vehicle on Amarillo Blvd.
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:46:35 +0000

A 57-year-old man suffered serious injuries after being struck by a minivan Monday night on East Amarillo Boulevard.

About 9:15 p.m., Amarillo Police Sgt. Ephraim Contreras said a man was walking northbound across the Boulevard when he was hit by a minivan traveling east in the inside lane.

Contreras said the man may have been leaving the Mi Tierra bar, located at East Amarillo Boulevard and North Hayes Street, and that alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.

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Pedestrian killed by train in South El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:32:31 MDT
A person was hit by a train and killed Monday night in South El Paso, police said.

No babies found with active tuberculosis, El Paso health officials say
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:28:26 MDT
None of the more than 850 babies born at Providence Memorial Hospital potentially exposed to tuberculosis have yet to be diagnosed with active tuberculosis, officials said Monday.

2 eye county board position
LMTonline.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:51:16 -0500
With the current WCISD Place 3 board trustee not seeking reelection, two candidates will be facing off to fill the vacant seat.


Amarillo benefits from smoke alarm donation
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:43:08 +0000

Residents of Amarillo, Canyon and Childress will benefit from a donation of more than 12,000 smoke alarms by the Insurance Council of Texas.

Residents can contact their local fire departments about the smoke alarms, which are meant for low income and elderly residents, Amarillo Fire Department spokesman Larry Davis said.

Randall County Fire Department received 50 of the devices and Amarillo Fire Department received about 100, which replenished the stock from 2013 that was depleted in July.

“We go through them,” Davis said.

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County Commissioners nix proposed early voting site in West El Paso near Canutillo
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:54:27 MDT
A proposed early voting site near Canutillo was nixed from the list of polling places approved by the county on Monday after some members of the Republican party questioned whether it met Texas Election Code rules.

Texas Lieutenant Governor hopefuls Patrick, Van de Putte go on attack in debate
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:20:19 MDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The state senators vying to be Texas' next lieutenant governor tore into one another Monday night during their only scheduled debate, clashing on immigration, education and tax policy while accusing each other of misrepresenting their legislative records.

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