Midway committee suggests $34.5M bond issue
A tablet device for every student, new buses, a fine arts addition at the high school and an indoor practice facility at the high school are just a few of the projects that some community members are suggesting the Midway Independent School District pursu
William Blackmon, developer of carpet-cleaning system, dies at 92
TxDOT reveals proposed changes to I-20 during public hearing
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:48:00 -0500
The public got its first look Tuesday at a Texas Department of Transportation plan of reversing the entrance and exit ramps on Interstate 20 between Lamesa Road to east of State Highway 158.
Leander police officer trying to serve warrant shoots therapy dog
Statesman.com / Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:57:47 -0500
James Simmons had just gone into the kitchen of his Liberty Hill home for a ...
Hale Center school blaze ruled accidental electrical fire
amarillo.com / Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:45:07 +0000
A fire that torched Hale Center’s elementary school gym was ruled an accident caused by an electrical problem, Hale Center Fire Chief Ronald Groves said this week.
The state fire marshal’s office released a preliminary report from its investigation early Tuesday saying the fire gutted the gym and caused heavy smoke damage to the rest of Akin Elementary School on North Avenue K, Groves said.
Groves declined to elaborate on the cause of the fire pending a full report by the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Herman: Juneteenth statues get new home for now
Statesman.com / Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:17:40 -0500
Happy Juneteenth, perhaps our only holiday honoring slow-breaking news. On this day in 1865, word ...
LeBron James helps Heat stave off elimination in Game 6
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:52 MDT
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.
Midland zoning board approves townhomes, ‘windowpane’ area
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:16:00 -0500
More housing may be coming to northeast Midland as the city's Planning and Zoning Commission approved zoning for townhomes on North Lamesa Road on Monday.
STEM education proponents say they’re gaining ground
Statesman.com / Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:27:01 -0500
The nation needs a push toward science, technology, engineering and math education similar to the ...
Amarillo City Commission gives OK to 3 projects totaling $3.45 million
amarillo.com / Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:09:30 +0000
Amarillo city commissioners voted Tuesday on items intended to improve the job market and the airport.
The three projects total $3.45 million in grants and a contract.
They approved a $1 million grant by the Amarillo Economic Development Corp. to Western National Life/AIG in return for the company creating up to 120 jobs in Amarillo that it must maintain for four years.
The jobs should generate about $4.7 million in payroll spending by the company.
Black-footed ferret might be reintroduced to region
amarillo.com / Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:10:55 +0000
A furry posse may be headed to High Lonesome to clean up prairie dog towns.
State and federal agencies will take public comment Thursday on a proposal to introduce black-footed ferrets into about 1,000 acres of Rita Blanca National Grasslands in northwest Dallam County as part of a national effort to rebuild the endangered species.
The ferrets primarily eat prairie dogs. Managing a reintroduction site would include keeping prairie dogs from spreading to adjoining land and keeping a supply of them as a food source.
Kilgore College Ranger cheerleader tryouts set Saturday
news-journal.com / Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:00:00 -0500
Kilgore College will hold cheerleader tryouts Saturday on the Kilgore campus.
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