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UISD holiday schedule
LMTonline.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:25:50 -0600
For the upcoming holiday season, the United Independent School District will observe the following special schedule:

Hallsville ISD staff members get crazy with Christmas trees
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Hallsville ISD staff had a Crazy Christmas Tree Contest and donated their trees to the Hallsville Angel Tree recently. The winners included, from left, best entry, Traci Beard; most unique material, C

Cinder block beating
LMTonline.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:25:50 -0600
A man is wanted by police after he allegedly critically wounded a person by hitting him in the head with a cinder block in a West Laredo neighborhood.

Kilgore EDC approves $400,000 deal with Triumph Structures
news-journal.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
KILGORE — The Kilgore Economic Development Corp. on Tuesday pledged as much as $400,000 to promote a $5.3 million investment by Triumph Structures in its Kilgore facility and the retention of 106 full

More than 500 rigs may shut down as oil slides, analysts say
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:49:00 -0600
As many as 550 drilling rigs may have to sit on the sidelines of U.S. shale oil patches over the next few months, analysts say, as oil prices have folded nearly in half since this summer.

NET water group says Dallas region didn’t justify Marvin Nichols
news-journal.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Water planners for Northeast Texas on Wednesday told the board governing the state’s 50-year water outlook that their counterparts in Dallas failed to outline specifically how a proposed Marvin Nichol

Today in History for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:13:50 +0000

■ On Dec. 18, 1944, in a pair of related rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Korematsu v. United States, upheld, 6-3, the government’s wartime evacuation of people of Japanese descent, including U.S. citizens, from the West Coast (the decision was limited to the exclusion policy, and did not take up the issue of internment), while in Ex parte Endo, the justices unanimously agreed that “concededly loyal” Americans of Japanese ancestry could not continue to be detained. (Both rulings came a day after the U.S. Department of War said it was lifting the internment policy.)

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Wonderland adds weekend events, extended hours
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The “Rediscover the Spirit of Christmas – Return to Wonderland of Lights” festival is in full swing, and organizers are adding additional events to the schedule this weekend for more holiday fun.

Word of the Day for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:15:21 +0000



■ e.lapse

■ i laps

Definition: (v) to pass by

Example: “We have seen a spike in interest in E85. Not enough time has elapsed for people to start running out to buy flexible-fuel vehicles, though.”

— Roger Price

Local teams fly at American Airlines Center
amarillo.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:20:25 +0000

This holiday season should turn out to be a memorable one for some local high school basketball squads who will be able to say they played literally in the big time.

On Saturday, Bushland’s boys and girls teams will play an afternoon doubleheader against Lubbock Cooper prior to the NBA game between the Dallas Mavericks and defending champion San Antonio Spurs, 7 p.m. at American Airlines Center in Dallas. It’s a rare chance for high school players to play on the same floor as some of the best players in the world.

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$10M grant to improve regional healthcare
LMTonline.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:25:50 -0600
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas was presented Wednesday with a ceremonial check for $10 million from the Social Innovation Fund to support a program aimed toward improving behavioral health and chronic disease in South Texas.

Man shot dead, ID’d
LMTonline.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:25:50 -0600
Laredo police have identified the man shot dead in a possible domestic violence incident reported in the Chacon neighborhood last week.

Fires set in protest
LMTonline.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:25:50 -0600
Two former volunteer firefighters in El Cenizo set abandoned homes on fire because Mayor Raul Reyes did not provide them with new equipment and diesel for fire trucks, according to a criminal complaint obtained Wednesday.

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