Heart, bone problems leave aid recipient frail
amarillo.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:02:16 +0000
An unstable heart and fragile bones have left one Amarillo woman weak and frail.
Empty Stocking Fund Recipient No. 16 has suffered multiple heart attacks during the course of her lifetime. The 66-year-old’s first heart attack was at age 17.
She recently underwent open-heart surgery to reconstruct heart valves and pumps, but doctors have told her they are unsure how to prevent future heart attacks.
The woman also broke 26 bones in a vehicle accident several years ago, and she broke her back in two places last year.
Word of the Day for Dec. 9, 2013
amarillo.com / Sun, 08 Dec 2013 23:12:42 +0000
■ tur ́pi tood
Definition: (n) Depravity
Example: “There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude.”
— Victor Hugo
Tech mum on former chancellor’s job issues
amarillo.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:01:47 +0000
Former Texas Tech System Chancellor David Smith is finding himself in a bit of hot water these days, but Tech officials are staying silent.
According to the Times Union in Albany, N.Y., Smith offered his resignation last month as president of the State University of New York’s upstate medical campus, after an investigation revealed he may have been padding his state income with outside compensation.
30-plus eye March primary
More than 30 candidates have declared their candidacy for Webb County elected offices ahead of today’s filing deadline for the March 4 Primary Election.
Salvation Army ringer sets 105-hour ring record
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:25:00 -0600
Salvation Army Maj. Marcelino "Butch" Soriano got a jump on ringing in the New Year this holiday season by ringing a bell for a record 105 consecutive hours.
Florida St-Auburn title game to usher out BCS era
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 9 Dec 2013 00:25:37 MST
No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn will play in the final BCS championship game on Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
Wear: New stop sign has West Austin motorists boiling
Statesman.com / Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:03:23 -0600
Commuting west out of downtown Austin — on the best days already a pain in the ...
TAMIU, NL school sign exchange agreement
Students in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico now have an opportunity to study in the United States, according to an agreement signed Thursday morning between the Instituto América de Estudios Superiores and Texas A&M International University.
A veteran charged in the 2012 homicide at the Pan American Business Park in Northwest Laredo will represent himself when his trial begins today in the 49th District Court.
Briefly (Dec. 9)
timesrecordnews.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:43:00 -0000
German Club to meet today
2014 Texas races shape up with filing deadline
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:46:00 -0600
AUSTIN — The time has come for Texas politicos to either put up or shut up for the 2014 elections.
El Paso police arrest man for allegedly robbing 7-Eleven
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 9 Dec 2013 00:24:44 MST
A 22-year-old man was arrested after allegedly using a knife to rob a convenience store Saturday night and then trying to evade arrest, El Paso police said.
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