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Kilgore approves
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
KILGORE — A divided City Council approved a zoning change Tuesday that will allow a developer to build 10 duplexes off busy Dudley Road despite objections from residents of the East Kilgore neighborho

01-28-15 Wet weekend in store for region
myplainview.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:12:00 -0600
Local and areas residents should keep their umbrellas handy this weekend as forecasters say chances are good that the region will experience another round of rain and snow Friday and Saturday.

Man injured when pickup strikes rider
amarillo.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:58:54 +0000

A motorcyclist suffered injuries in a collision with a pickup Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency responders responded to the wreck about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving reports that a man on a motorcycle had been struck by a pickup at the corner of South Pittsburg Street and Southeast 10th Avenue.

Police said a man in a full-size red pickup was traveling east on 10th and failed to yield right-of-way while making a left turn onto Pittsburg. The truck struck the westbound motorcyclist broadside, police said, toppling the rider and knocking the bike several yards down Pittsburg.

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Flu cases up 50 percent to 2,372 in El Paso, health officials say
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:03:02 MST
Flu cases in El Paso have jumped more than 50 percent while the influenza season continues across the United States, local health officials said Tuesday.

Permian Basin Petroleum Association honors ‘Top Hands’ during annual dinner
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:54:00 -0600
Howard Parker and Joe Parsley were honored with the Top Hand Award from the Permian Basin Petroleum Association at its annual dinner Thursday at Midland Center.

City bus system busier
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Katy and Aston Grigsby have taken the bus nearly every day since late summer 2014 and say they have noticed the Longview Transit system getting busier.

Harrison County Elections Office to hold deputy registrar training
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The Harrison County Elections Office will hold a deputy registrar training class at 4 p.m. Friday.

Banking group asks for help with cards
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:58:58 +0000

When hackers steal banking or personal information, banks are on the line. The Independent Bankers Association of Texas, a trade association, wants legislation to lift some of that burden from community banks that pay the bill when their customers become victims of data breaches.

During a meeting with community bankers on Tuesday morning, IBAT President and CEO Chris Williston said banks continue to face this issue.

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Man hurt in rollover
amarillo.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:51:09 +0000

A man was hospitalized after a Tuesday afternoon rollover near State Highway 136 and Farm-to-Market Road 1342, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said.

About 3 p.m., a Fritch man driving north in a Toyota Corolla veered into southbound traffic and overcorrected. The sedan flipped onto its top.

The man suffered injuries that authorities said were not life-threatening. The driver might have experienced a medical emergency, causing the wreck.


TEA drops $30M request to pilot new testing method
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:59:00 -0600
AUSTIN -- Texas education officials have dropped their request that the state Legislature provide $30 million to pilot a new way to evaluate student achievement that relies less on standardized testin

Texan teaches South Carolina restaurateur how to eat cornbread
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:31:00 -0600
When I finished college I hitchhiked across the United States. I was in Mississippi somewhere and heard people speaking with an accent I thought was beautiful. It flowed up and down the scale like mus

Harrison approves corrected vote count
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
MARSHALL — Voters voiced their disappointment to the Harrison County Commissioners Court on Monday about the late inclusion of the provisional ballots from the November election.

Obama’s proposal would allow more students to be best they can be
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:54:00 -0600
President Obama says he’d use an estimated $2 billion in additional tax revenues to raise the American Opportunity tax credit, which is a $2,500, according to an article in Time magazine online.

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