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Firefighter dies in wind-fueled Northern California wildfire
wacotrib.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:42:36 -0500
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the

State presents MISD with possible $54 million budget problem
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:15:00 -0500
As I have written about several times in the past, MISD continues to be designated as a Chapter 41 school district by the state of Texas, which means MISD is under the “Robin Hood” funding provisions.

THE ECONOMIST: Status of Chinese economy is felt even in Texas
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:15:00 -0500
Because of its sheer size, any substantial movement in the Chinese economy has far reaching implications for all of us.  When such a large player in the global economy falters, ripple effects are inevitable and pervasive.

Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted on felony security fraud charges
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 2 Aug 2015 00:14:17 MDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.

DAVE SAYS: Financial struggle is wake-up call you’ve been sloppy
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:15:00 -0500
DEAR DAVE: My husband and I are both 50, and we make about $50,000 a year. We have a little bit of debt, and recently my mother-in-law moved in with us due to health issues. We’ve always gotten by, bu

Today in History for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:35:17 +0000

■ In 1776, members of the Continental Congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

■ In 1873, inventor Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car he had designed for the city of San Francisco.

■ In 1876, frontiersman “Wild Bill” Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, by Jack McCall, who was later hanged.

■ In 1909, the original Lincoln “wheat” penny first went into circulation, replacing the “Indian Head” cent.

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‘Finding Your Roots’ to return for season 3 after PBS probe
wacotrib.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:59:13 -0500
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Finding Your Roots" will return for season three, but whether the celebrity genealogy series that buried an uncomfortable fact about Ben Affleck's ancestor continues afte

Summer reading fair puts books in hands of students
wacotrib.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:12:00 -0500
Why would a child want to read in the summer, when school’s out and video games can be on the screen all day?

TX Lottery
wacotrib.com / Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:11:55 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — These Texas lotteries were drawn Saturday:

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Day’ game
wacotrib.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:40:15 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Day" game were:

Phone line storm damage continues to affect businesses
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:15:00 -0500
Damage from recent rains has left blocks of downtown Midland without phone service and AT&T crews tearing up a lane of Wall Street as they attempt to fix the problem.

Amarillo man killed in Ochiltree County wreck
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:05:25 +0000

An Amarillo man was killed after crashing into a tree in a one-vehicle accident Friday morning on State Highway 70 in Ochiltree County, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said.

Jordan Isiah Dixon, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, troopers said.

At 8:32 a.m., troopers responded to the crash about 14 miles south of Perryton. Dixon, who was driving north on Highway 70 in a 2008 GMC Savana, drove off the road and through a fence.

He then collided with a tree and was ejected from the vehicle in the crash, troopers said.

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Four national guardsmen injured in training exercise
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 1 Aug 2015 22:58:41 MDT
Four soldiers from the Texas National Guard were injured during a training exercise at Fort Bliss, officials said.

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