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3 killed in 1-vehicle plunge from bridge near Fort Worth
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 16:28:00 -0500
HURST, Texas (AP) — Three people have died when the pickup truck in which they were riding plunged from a freeway bridge near Fort Worth.

‘Pick-a-pal’ grand juries closer to reform, but fight looms
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 18:37:41 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The House has voted to ditch the state's controversial "pick-a-pal" grand jury system, but the proposal's author is predicting a fight before it clears the chamber.

The Blue Bell blues put a chill on area ice cream parlors
tdtnews.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 01:02:00 -0500
In 1911, when Blue Bell Creameries first began making small quantities of ice cream using excess cream purchased from local dairy farmers in Brenham, the small company could not have known that more than 100 years later, it would be on the verge of collapse due to a listeria outbreak.Local grocery and convenience stores purged their inventories of the tainted ice cream, and Blue Bell recently laid off more than 1,000 employees at its Brenham factory as a result of the outbreak.But the plant closure has implications far beyond Brenham as locally owned ice cream parlors that depended on Blue Bell for years are forced to find an alternative to one of Texas’ favorite ice cream companies.

Women’s walk across Koreas’ DMZ denied; they cross on bus
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 23:36:56 -0500
DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) — International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates on Sunday were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing

Pipeline operator defends its shutdown procedure
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 19:24:58 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of

Voices of Valor: Becky Oliver
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 00:01:00 -0500
During the Korean War, it was known as Hill 1051; it was a terrible moment in time that forever changed a young girl’s life — though she couldn’t realize it at the time.

Congress’ familiar path: short-term solutions
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 21:37:23 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.

TX Lottery
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 23:29:31 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — These Texas lotteries were drawn Saturday:

Word of the day for Sunday, May 24, 2015
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 23:05:23 +0000



■ pro·lix

■ prō liks

Definition: (adj) unduly prolonged or drawn out

Example: The professor’s speech was extremely prolix, and the students started falling asleep.

Nobody bored at Camp Funshine
tdtnews.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 04:00:00 -0500
Camp Funshine, now in its 48th year, is a four-day event packed full of activities for campers of all ages, all who are developmentally delayed.The camp was held from Tuesday through Friday last week at Wilson Park Recreation Center.Each day featured a new demonstration, including a band and roller derby team members.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Evening’ game
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 18:16:14 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

South Plains Food Bank aims to help Plainview
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 20:20:25 +0000

Editor’s note: The Regional Roundup is a weekly section highlighting standout stories from area newspapers. This week’s installment features the efforts of the South Plains Food Bank, a Pampa World War II veteran turning 95 and buckets of rain splashing the Perryton area.

PLAINVIEW — “In the blink of an eye, your whole world can change,” said Carol Kimball as she shared her story in front of a group of Plainview community leaders at the Trinity Life Church Wednesday.

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TX Lottery
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 22:46:28 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — These Texas lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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