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America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer
wacotrib.com / Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:06:28 -0500
As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:

Waco-area news briefs: July 4, 2014
wacotrib.com / Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:01:00 -0500
The city of Waco’s annual Fourth on the Brazos celebration will take place Saturday at McLane Stadium’s Touchdown Alley.

Amarillo BMX phenom ready for world stage
amarillo.com / Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:00:32 +0000

Caleb Wall is preparing, day by day, for one of his biggest competitive challenges yet.

The Amarillo High School student recently placed second at a BMX racing competition in Albuquerque, N.M., qualifying him for the UCI World BMX Championships this month in Belgium.

His dad, Danny Wall, said Caleb, 16, races in the 16 expert category and plans to hit other races in Texas and Las Vegas before setting off to Belgium.

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Chipping in for the police
tdtnews.com / Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:30:00 -0500
Independence Day is one of the busiest days of the year in Belton. For Belton Police Department, this means they can use all the help they can get.One of the biggest aids available to Belton PD, and among the unsung heroes every year, are the Citizens Helping in Police Service. CHIPS, as it’s called, is a volunteer group through the police department. The idea behind the program is deterrence through visible presence. Which can vary from administrative help and community outreach to patrol out at community events — such as the 4th of July Parade.

Few marriage class choices exist for gays
amarillo.com / Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:59:23 +0000

In 2007, Texas lawmakers decided they wanted to encourage engaged couples to take a premarital education class before tying the knot. The program they created, Twogether in Texas, provides couples a $60 discount on a marriage license if they take a class from one of more than 2,500 providers statewide, most of them churches or other faith-based groups.

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Winning numbers drawn in ‘Mega Millions’ game
wacotrib.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:52:10 -0500
ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges
wacotrib.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:33:53 -0500
World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as government efforts failed to reassure panicky investors.

Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade
wacotrib.com / Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:32:42 -0500
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Com

AP sources: Mavericks, DeAndre Jordan agree to 4-year deal
wacotrib.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:32:21 -0500
DALLAS (AP) — DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center.

Officials lift evacuation after Tennessee train derailment
wacotrib.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:05:01 -0500
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of eastern Tennessee residents were returning home Friday after they were evacuated when a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Day’ game
wacotrib.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:40:15 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

Calendar for Saturday, July 4, 2015
amarillo.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:54:01 +0000


“Texas”: 8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Tickets $16.95 to $30.95 adults, $12.95 to $26.95 children; dinner $16 adults, $9 children. 806-655-2181 or www.texas-show.com.

Canyon Fourth of July Celebration: Activities include 7 a.m. pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. Fair on the Square, 10 a.m. parade, 5 p.m. concert featuring Gin Blossoms, more. Concert tickets $5. 806-655-7815 or www.canyonchamber

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NBA transitions from free agency fury to summer league games
wacotrib.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:23:18 -0500
NBA teams are now turning their attention to youngsters and player development with summer leagues set to tip off after executives and owners around the league agreed to shell out millions of dollars

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