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Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:29:37 MDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

Gov. Rick Perry to send National Guard to border, dismisses reports that border is peaceful
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:51:24 MDT
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry on Monday dismissed reports from border police departments that crime has not risen with the wave of Central American immigrants crossing the border into South Texas, choosing instead to send troops to protect the border.

Sheriffs weigh selling e-cigarettes to inmates; Painter refuses
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:28:00 -0500
As a way to allow some inmates to get their nicotine fix and sheriffs to shore up tight budgets, county jails across the country have begun selling electronic cigarettes. Though the trend has largely

Word of the day for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
amarillo.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:47:16 +0000


■ le·vi·a·than

■ li-ˈvı̄-ə-thən

Definition: (n.) something that is very large and powerful

Example: Sam and Dean were worried about having to fight leviathans in Chicago.

Calendar for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
amarillo.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:47:36 +0000


“Texas”: 8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro State Park. Ticket prices vary. 806-655-2181 or www.texas-show.com.

Dan Lesperance: 5 p.m. Rounders, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317.

Live music: 6:30 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.

Yvonne Perea: 6:30 p.m. Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave. No cover. 806-331-2232.

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Crowdfunding creates new capital
timesrecordnews.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0000
Crowdfunding is becoming a popular way for entrepreneurs to get capital to get their business started.

Amarillo mulls loan reform
amarillo.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:36:40 +0000

A public interest group’s lawyer who has been working on payday and auto-title loan reform and a Dallas City Council member, where the loans have been regulated since 2011, shared details Monday on the movement by cities to regulate the industry, spurred by the Texas Legislature not passing state regulations.

They addressed about 55 people at Amarillo Civic Center Complex.

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Ethics commission slaps conservative activist with fine
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:58:00 -0500
The Texas Ethics Commission ordered Michael Quinn Sullivan, leader of the conservative advocacy group Empower Texans, to pay a $10,000 fine on Monday for failing to register as a lobbyist in 2010 and

MPD: Man, woman charged with first-degree burglary
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 -0500
Two Midlanders were arrested Friday for breaking into a woman’s home, threatening her and stealing clothes and medication, according to court documents.

Police: Man pulled gun at Walmart
amarillo.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:30:45 +0000

Amarillo police are searching for man who threatened Walmart employees with a gun after being confronted by loss prevention personnel.

Officers responded to a call about 2 p.m. Sunday from Walmart SuperCenter, 3700 E. Interstate 40, where loss prevention personnel had detained a man suspected of shoplifting, police said. While en route, responding officers were notified that the man had fled the store.

Employees at the store told officers they saw a man placing several items into a bag and then try to check out at the electronics counter, police said.

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Suspect nicknamed ‘El Obama’ among four arrests after body found on Juárez soccer field
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:20:24 MDT
Four men have been arrested in connection with the killing of a man found on a Juárez soccer field on Friday, the Chihuahua state attorney general's office said Monday.

1 dead, 1 injured in 3-vehicle wreck
amarillo.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:17:48 +0000

One person was killed and another was hospitalized on Sunday after a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 27 near Happy.

Randall County Justice of the Peace Tracy Byrd pronounced Scott Sebastian, 55, of Amarillo, dead at the scene.

Nicole Phelps, 27, of Amarillo, has been moved to University Medical Center in Lubbock for medical care, Senior Trooper Daniel Hawthorn with the Texas Department of Public Safety said. Matthew Gonzales, 22, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Donovan Gonzales, 17, of San Antonio, were not seriously injured, said Hawthorn.

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