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Meeting about foster care, adoptions set
amarillo.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:56:20 +0000

Buckner Children and Family Services is offering a look at the options surrounding foster care and adoptions.

It will host an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Buckner office at 1422 S. Tyler St., Suite 100.

“We ask that people RSVP, but it’s not required,” said Jorie Morrison, foster and adoptive home recruiter. “We have these on the first Monday every month.”

For information or to RSVP, contact Katie Groninger at 806-373-1474 or kgroninger@buckner.org.

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Entryways, housing options to up quality of life
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
As the first 700 of nearly 2,500 Comprehensive Plan survey responses streamed in, nearly seven in 10 residents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of life in Longview.

Marfa Lights, El Cosmico make high-profile lists
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:45:00 -0500
One tiny West Texas town, two high-profile lists, and a mystique that is irresistible to travelers all over the world.

Calendar for Saturday Oct. 25, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:17:11 +0000

Entertainment

The Foxfire Experiment: 5 p.m. Amarillo Hut, 4201 Bushland Blvd. No cover. 806-576-3400.

Live music: 7 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.

Kickshikers Band: 7 p.m VFW Post 1475, 1401 W. Eighth Ave. Cover. 806-373-3521.

Jon Brooks: 7:30 p.m. Part of High Plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concerts series. Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Suggested $10 donation. music@hppr.org.

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Summit UMC fills boxes for Operation Christmas Child
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Most East Texans spent this past July hurrying from one air conditioned building to another, but a group of members of Summit United Methodist Church in Marshall spent the summer month pounding the pa

Waskom fire department encourages Halloween safety
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Halloween can be a dangerous time for children.

WECC kids get field day training at ETBU
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
There was a lot of running, jumping, pedaling and smiling going on Friday at Keys Gymnasium on the East Texas Baptist University campus, as more than a 100 pre-kindergartners and a dozen ETBU students

Today in history, Saturday, Oct. 25
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:17:34 +0000

■ On Oct. 25, 1954, a meeting of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Cabinet was broadcast live on radio and television; during the session, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, just returned from Europe, reported on agreements signed in Paris on the future of West Germany. (To date, it’s the only presidential Cabinet meeting to be carried on radio and TV.)

■ In 1760, Britain’s King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II.

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UT/TT Poll: Cruz, Perry lead GOP presidential pack
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:39:00 -0500
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz remains the top presidential choice of Texas Republican voters, but Gov. Rick Perry is starting to close the gap between the two, according to a recent poll.

East Texas educator named teacher of the year
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A sixth-grade English teacher in Lindale ISD was named the state’s elementary teacher of the year Friday.

East Texas schools’ marching bands do well at UIL competitions
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Longview High School Lobo Band on Saturday earned a first division rating from the entire judging panel to bring home its 65th consecutive “superior” University Interscholastic League marching con

Greg Abbott, Chuck Norris urge East Texans to ‘get out and vote’
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
TYLER — Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott told a Tyler audience Friday his election is an opportunity to put East Texas values in the governor’s mansion.

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