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4-H Dog Club trying to grow presence in Midland
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:41:00 -0500
When Greenwood resident Marnie Wortham was a teenager, she showed dogs through the Midland County 4-H Dog Club, often traveling to shows with her dad to compete.

1 hurt in South Western Street wreck
amarillo.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:40:36 +0000

One person was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after a three-vehicle wreck at South Western Street and Cougar Drive, Amarillo police said.

About 4:30 p.m., a gray SUV was driving eastbound on Cougar when its driver failed to yield to a red light, causing a white sedan headed south on Western to hit the SUV and then hit another SUV that was headed north on Western.

The driver of the sedan was hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.

The driver of the gray SUV was cited for the accident, police said.

Calendar for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
amarillo.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:45:42 +0000


“Texas”: 8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro State Park. Ticket prices vary. 806-655-2181 or www.texas-show

Sunsets, Wildflowers and Wine: 7 p.m. Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road. Admission $3 adults, $2 children and seniors, free for members. 806-352-6007 or www.wildcatbluff.org.


Old Tascosa Cycling Club ride: 6:30 p.m. Gander Mountain, 10300 W. Interstate 40. 806-223-8328 or www.oldtascosacycling.com.

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Today in history for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
amarillo.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:46:05 +0000

■ On July 30, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Va., by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft that had been dug out beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed.

■ In 1729, Baltimore was founded.

■ In 1918, poet Joyce Kilmer, a sergeant in the 165th U.S. Infantry Regiment, was killed during the Second Battle of the Marne in World War I. (Kilmer is best remembered for his poem “Trees.”)

■ In 1932, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles.

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Parents demand results from SISD and Socorro police about school abuse allegations
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:53:46 MDT
SOCORRO >> The parents of a 10-year-old boy who alleged he was raped at school are demanding the Socorro Independent School District and law enforcement agencies produce results after they received a letter from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services that said their son's case was closed.

Kilgore ISD looks at balanced budget
news-journal.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:49:00 -0500
The Kilgore ISD board of trustees is considering a proposed $29.2 million balanced budget for 2014-15.

Opinion: MISD’s recapture payments should be worry for community
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:47:00 -0500
On Monday, Midland ISD Superintendent Ryder Warren told the school board there will be a balanced budget for it to pass after all. That’s the good news.

TIRZ board recommends retention, semi-annual reporting to City Council
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:44:00 -0500
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 1 board members hammered out reason after reason why a downtown reinvestment zone should still exist in front of City Council members who called for its termination

El Paso City Council approves restrictions for new halfway homes
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:29:31 MDT
New halfway homes looking to open within the El Paso city limits won't be allowed to be within 1,000 feet of schools, churches, parks or residential areas starting in November.
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