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‘50 Shades’ stirs pot in religious circles
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:19:34 +0000

“Fifty Shades of Grey” has caused quite a stir in Amarillo area religious circles.

“First of all, I totally did not think it would reach the movie theater,” said Shay Wesley, 42, owner of Shay Wesley Photography. “I thought it would go straight to video.”

Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Dallas went as far as baptizing the book during weekend services, according to a news release.

“By baptizing the fantasy of that book and raising to life the reality of God’s plan, I want to show people that it comes down to one thing — fantasy versus reality,” Young said.

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Historical marker erected at iconic Longview restaurant Johnny Cace’s
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Although Johnny Cace’s Seafood & Steakhouse will close its doors this month, an historical marker dedicated Saturday will live on.

G. Floyd declines access for profile
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
G. Floyd, who filed recently to run for Longview mayor, declined this past week to be interviewed for a series of profiles the News-Journal was preparing on the city’s three mayoral candidates.

MFD responds to blaze across from Station 10
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:38:00 -0600
Firefighters at Midland Fire Department’s new Station 10 fought a blaze in their own neighborhood Saturday morning.

Beilue: Clements choir is the voice of changing men
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:43:12 +0000

With the harmonized strains of “Amazing Grace” having just faded to silence, it was Russ Hirner’s turn to speak to an audience that numbered 45.

“We’d like to communicate this message tonight,” he said, “and that’s this — for God, no man is beyond saving. We serve a great and mighty God. So you listen as we continue to sing about him.”

With that, Hirner and seven others, with Andrew Argent leading them, broke into “Great is the Lord Almighty.” And the audience returned to nodding heads and tapping feet.

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Probation office bids farewell to Miller
myplainview.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:48:00 -0600
Hale County's Community Supervision and Corrections Department said farewell to the work of a longtime friend on Friday as the adult probation office held a retirement ceremony for Richard Miller.

Open Carry Texas braves snow
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:20:38 +0000

They marched on Soncy Road through the snow and the wind with rifles and shotguns on their back, pausing occasionally to wave to drivers showing support with honks.

“In a lot of the bigger cities, we’ll usually have at least one person who screams at you,” said CJ Grisham, president and founder of Open Carry Texas. “I didn’t hear a single person scream at us.”

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Nursing program at KC warned
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The nursing programs at two East Texas colleges are not meeting the state’s recommended passing rate for their students who take the licensing test to become a registered nurse.

Trish Long: A life in Ysleta; Late-1800s newspaper clippings spell out Boulet’s influence, frustrati
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:26:22 MST
DEAR TRISH >> I was reading "Tales from the Morgue" and ran across my great-great-grandfather A.E. Boulet's name.

Thousands turn out for health screenings sponsored by Longview hospitals
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Paul Walker does a health screening every year with his doctor, but that didn’t stop him from taking Good Shepherd Medical Center up on a free health check Saturday.

Dumas program targets thieves
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:42:44 +0000

Dumas retailers are eyeing a new program to thwart shoplifting by targeting repeat offenders with an old tried-and-true tactic: warning posters.

City Commissioner Michael Funk said the proposed Consumers Against Theft program would target people who have been arrested or convicted of shoplifting and would bar those people from other local businesses.

Funk, a Dumas barber, said he was talking to a customer one day who said one local retailer lost $100,000 to shoplifting in a single quarter. And his thoughts turned to ... Sin City.

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EPPD officer struck by vehicle Saturday morning on I-10 East
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:51:39 MST
An El Paso police officer suffered minor injuries when was struck by a vehicle Saturday morning on Interstate 10 East in East El Paso.

El Paso Times Photos of the Week
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:56:56 MST
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