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APD assistant chief resigns after review
amarillo.com / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:29:35 +0000

An Amarillo assistant police chief’s remarks about an officer-involved shooting investigation led to his resignation, Chief Robert Taylor said Tuesday.

Col. Perry Gilmore resigned Tuesday after an internal review spurred by a district attorney’s decision to drop charges against a former APD officer.

Gilmore, one of two assistant chiefs at APD, was initially offered a demotion to captain, but he chose to resign, Chief Robert Taylor said.

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Private schools’ missions differ from that of public schools
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:34:00 -0500
I’ve read with interest the many articles recently published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram about the state of education in Midland, and I’ve decided to add my perspective. Having spent 35 years in

Our View: Transformational project has changed for the better
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:37:00 -0500
The more we hear of the Santa Rita Hotel project, the more we like it.

Lawmakers compromise over oil regulation bill
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:45:00 -0500
A Texas House committee revisited a bill Monday that would limit local governments’ ability to regulate oil and gas operations within their jurisdiction. The bill, initially filed in response to Dento


El Paso boxer Escalante sentenced to eight years probation weeks before next bout
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:42:49 MDT
Prominent El Paso boxer Antonio Escalante, who was arrested four times last year on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, has been sentenced to eight years of probation, according to court records.


New project-based learning program coming to Irvin, Franklin
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:31:57 MDT
Franklin and Irvin high schools will offer as many as 300 students an entirely different way to learn in the fall with the addition of a project-based learning program called New Tech Network.


Fire department responds to grease fire at Mexican restaurant
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:50:00 -0500
Midland firefighters were called to a grease fire that erupted in the kitchen of a southside restaurant Tuesday evening.

Foreign adoptions by Americans reach lowest mark since 1982
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0500
NEW YORK — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 9 percent last year to the lowest level since 1982, according to new State Department figures.

Affidavit: 17-year-old allegedly assaults and robs Midland resident
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:21:00 -0500
A 17-year-old Midland man was arrested Monday in a case related to the robbery of a residence near the Neely Avenue and Midland Drive intersection, according to court documents.

Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0500
WASHINGTON — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that

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