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A soldier’s letter home on Memorial Day 1945
amarillo.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:15:35 +0000

Editor’s note: The following letter was written on Memorial Day 1945 by 19-year-old Howard Temple, a soldier stationed with U.S. troops in Germany in the waning days of World War II, to his parents and sisters back home in Axtell, Kan.

Memorial Day 1945 was somber for most Americans, who were still grieving the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt a month earlier. The war in Europe was over, but there was heavy fighting against Japan on the Pacific front.

The letter was submitted by Howard’s wife, Marlene Temple of Amarillo.

 

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Crime of the Week: Man robs Auto Zone store in the Lower Valley
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 19:44:47 MDT
El Paso police detectives are looking for a man who robbed a Lower Valley store at gunpoint earlier this month.

Texas House rejects overhaul of state’s tuition-for-veterans program
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 19:13:00 -0500
The Texas House of Representatives on Sunday moved to thwart an overhaul of the Hazlewood Act, rejecting tighter eligibility requirements proposed by the Senate in favor of an amendment to ensure that

Emergency wheat crop meeting set for Tuesday in Seaton
tdtnews.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BELTON — The Bell Coun-ty wheat crop is at high risk for serious economic damage due to the wet weather this spring.

Audiard’s ‘Dheepan’ wins Palme d’Or in upset Cannes finale
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 22:47:41 -0500
CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or.

Japan trade gap returns to deficit in April, more red ahead
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 02:04:29 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen.

FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: American teen Tiafoe makes Slam debut
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 16:23:23 -0500
PARIS (AP) — When Frances Tiafoe steps on Court 5 at the French Open for his Grand Slam main-draw debut Monday, he'll be the first 17-year-old American man to play in the clay-court tournament since 1

Rolling Stones kick off ‘Zip Code’ stadium tour in San Diego
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:16:40 -0500
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego Sunday with more than two hours of music.

Texas Senate approves sharp limits on accident report info
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 23:04:40 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has voted to bar law enforcement from giving the media the names of people involved in traffic accidents.

John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 02:31:19 -0500
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That h

Texas House opts not to cut veterans education benefits
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 21:55:27 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Sunday opted to water down a major attempt to reduce the rising costs of a program offering free college tuition to veterans' children, relenting amid criticism

Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 22:48:27 -0500
DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78.

Perry seeks to win over Iowa, a handshake at a time
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 19:34:49 -0500
LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry is working his way through small-town Iowa one handshake, bear hug and backslap at a time.

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