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Animal shelter ‘not a boarding facility’
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:33:46 +0000

Looking at the big picture, interim Animal Management and Welfare Director Scott McDonald thinks there is some public misunderstanding about the mission of the shelter and the department as a whole.

“The purpose is to house impounded animals, and the purpose of Animal Management is to control zoonosis,” he said.

Zoonosis diseases are those such as rabies, anthrax, Lyme disease or plague that can be transferred from animals to humans.

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Academic Spotlight: Emma Morris
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:30:30 +0000

Academic Spotlight

Emma Morris, 17

Class: Senior, Tascosa High School

Nominated by: Lynn Pulliam, principal

Why does this student stand out?: “In addition to being one of the kindest and most helpful students on campus, Emma is one of our top academic students, having achieved a very high GPA.”

What is your biggest achievement?: “My biggest achievement so far is being ranked in the top 10 students in my class.”

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Man sentenced for resisting arrest
LMTonline.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:38:22 -0600
A 27-year-old Laredo man who led local authorities on a high-speed chase in January 2013 has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Longview SWAT team to rappel down hospital
news-journal.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Longview Police Department and Good Shepherd Medical Center will team up to spread Christmas cheer Monday.

County to begin paying 2015 stipends 12-21-14
myplainview.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:41:00 -0600
County commissioners will do their part on Monday to spread the Christmas spirit by starting the process of distributing more than $380,000 in 2015 funding stipends to 29 groups and organizations.

KW International buys Midland-based AFM
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:41:00 -0600
The Permian Basin is getting a new player in the oil industry as Houston-based K.W. International has bought Midland-based Advance Fabrication & Measurement L.L.C. to expand KWI’s Permian Basin we

Family seeks records in ‘Bernie’ case
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Marjorie Nugent’s family believes correspondence between the Panola County district attorney and the people who made a movie about the elderly woman’s killer will show a conflict of interest in the ca

Real wonderment of Christmas is sparkle in a child’s eyes
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:23:00 -0600
We have now officially reached the anticipation phase of the Christmas season. This is where the wonderment of the holiday overtakes us with a rush of emotion and expectation.

Farm Briefs: Look to future of the beef industry
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:09:15 +0000

If today isn’t hard enough to deal with, what about tomorrow?

The Jan. 9 registration deadline for the Southwest Beef Symposium is almost here to answer the question, and seating is limited.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension will host a conference aimed at giving beef industry representatives and especially ranchers a peek of the future.

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U.S. shale junk debt tumbles amid oil crunch
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:59:00 -0600
HOUSTON — Prices for the risky corporate bonds that have fueled the U.S. shale energy boom are plummeting as oil prices have fallen below $60 a barrel for the first time in more than five years.

2 people die in separate wrecks
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:24:00 -0600
Two weekend wrecks -- one late Friday and one early Saturday -- left two people dead and an Upton County sheriff’s deputy with serious injuries, according to a press release from city spokeswoman Sara

I-35 rest stop opens
LMTonline.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:38:22 -0600
The City of Laredo’s Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Consulate General of Mexico opened the Paisano Rest Stop on Interstate 35 on Friday, which aims to help travelers passing through the city en route to Mexico for the Christmas holidays.

Today in History for Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:45:02 +0000

■ On Dec. 21, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman concluded their “March to the Sea,” which had begun in Atlanta on Nov. 15 and ended with the capture of Savannah, Georgia.

■ In 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts.

■ In 1879, the Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll’s House” premiered at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen.

■ In 1913, the first newspaper crossword puzzle, billed as a “Word-Cross Puzzle,” was published in the New York World.

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