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Perry compares nation’s struggles to Holocaust
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:38:59 +0000

LUBBOCK — After placing his hand on the Bible and taking the oath of office, state Sen. Charles Perry compared what he called the “spiritual battle” brewing across the nation to the Holocaust.

God has a place in the government, Perry explained in his inaugural speech as he vividly recalled a recent trip to a former concentration camp in Berlin.

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Longview native begins statewide marathon to raise funds for cancer patients
news-journal.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
When Oleus Lilly crossed the finish line in Longview in December 2010 after a 27-day jog from Fort Worth to Longview, he had a larger goal in mind.

Beilue: Locals enthralled with Sir Paul ready for Lubbock concert
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:26:06 +0000

Josie Esparza was 13 years old in 1964, riding a school bus near Hart and writing Beatles lyrics in a spiral notebook. George Deahl was 7 when he was allowed to skip old-fashioned Training Union on a Sunday church night in Clarksville, Miss., on Feb. 9, 1964, to watch the Fab Four burst on the nation’s consciousness on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

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Crossing guard hit by vehicle
LMTonline.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:05:47 -0500
A United South High School crossing guard was hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning while directing traffic, first responders said.

City OKs microchip ordinance for strays
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:30:52 +0000

Can’t find Fido? Thanks to technology and an ordinance approved Tuesday by Amarillo City Council, residents searching for missing pets have help.

By a 3-0 vote, the city approved the final reading amending the Amarillo Municipal Code “to require (a) microchip implant on impounded animals before redemption or adoption,” according to the city agenda. Council members Ellen Robertson Green and Jim Simms were absent.

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Federal reports on oil exports lack transparency
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:21:00 -0500
New government data about crude exports include information about the first-known U.S. exports of lightly treated condensate, but the real details are hidden from view.

Editorial: Honor Flight mail call 10-1
myplainview.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:15:00 -0500
The 2014 South Plains Honor Flight is scheduled to lift off from Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, taking this year’s contingent of veterans and their guardians on a

Waskom teacher honored for 40 years of service
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Waskom ISD Superintendent Jimmy E. Cox recently awarded a 40-year service pin to long-time employee, Ernestine Johnson.

Waskom VFD observes annual National Fire Prevention Week
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Waskom Fire Department is fighting fire with knowledge by observing National Fire Prevention Week this year in the same week that National Night Out occurs.

2-vehicle wreck leaves 1 dead
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
One man was left dead and another suffering from third degree burns after a wrong-way vehicle accident occurred on Highway 80 East Tuesday afternoon.

State plans mobile stations for election ID cards
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:13:50 +0000

Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry’s office will place a temporary mobile station in Amarillo this month to provide election identification certificates for eligible voters who do not have an approved form of photo ID.

The station will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15 at Wesley Community Center, 1615 S. Roberts St.

Under Texas law, photo identification is required to vote in person, but the law is now facing a legal battle in the courts.

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