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Hispanic Heritage Month Profile: Lt. Col. E.L. ‘Zeke’ Navarrete
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:20:27 +0000

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. E.L. “Zeke” Navarrete was a decorated civic leader.

Born and raised in Carlsbad, N.M. to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Navarrete, Zeke Navarrete graduated from Carlsbad High School.

In 1977, he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cameron University in Lawton, Okla., after serving more than 10 years in the Army.

His military service earned him a Bronze Star, a Meritorious Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, and he twice received an Army Commendation Medal.

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Deadline to register for voting nears
LMTonline.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:05:47 -0500
Monday, Oct. 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 elections, state Sen. Judith Zaffirini reminded Texans this week.

Banks, schools partner for ACE scholarship fundraiser
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:21:04 +0000

Area banks and students will undertake the Build-a-Bank project, a fundraising effort for scholarships, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at 2401 Hobbs Road.

FirstCapital Bank Texas, FirstBank Southwest and Caprock High School students will build 30 donation banks for Amarillo Area Foundation’s ACE Scholarship Program.

With a goal of raising $2 million, the banks will be placed at businesses and schools, where people can drop off donations for the program.

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Man struck by van expected to survive
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:32:33 +0000

A man suffered serious injuries after being struck by a minivan Monday night on East Amarillo Boulevard.

About 9:15 p.m., Little Arthur Clayton, 57, was walking across the Boulevard when he was hit by a 2001 Plymouth Voyager minivan traveling east in the inside lane, police said.

Sgt. Ephraim Contreras said Clayton might have been leaving the Mi Tierra bar, located at East Amarillo Boulevard and North Hayes Street. Police said alcohol was a factor in the incident.

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Breast cancer survivor: Early detection is key
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500
With a focus on education, awareness and regular check-ups, local organizations such as the Basin Breast Cancer Coalition and Pink the Basin will work to spread the message. 

Many children have trouble learning because of sensory overload
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:52:00 -0500
Information about sensory integration disorder, or sensory processing disorder, has been known for around 30 years when Dr. Jean Ayres began to notice that behavioral problems were showing up in our c

Beilue: Locals enthralled with Sir Paul ready for Lubbock concert
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:26:06 +0000

Josie Esparza was 13 years old in 1964, riding a school bus near Hart and writing Beatles lyrics in a spiral notebook. George Deahl was 7 when he was allowed to skip old-fashioned Training Union on a Sunday church night in Clarksville, Miss., on Feb. 9, 1964, to watch the Fab Four burst on the nation’s consciousness on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

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Harrison clerk readies for mandated e-filing
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Supreme Court has mandated that in all civil cases in district courts, statutory county courts and constitutional county courts, e-filing will be required.

City OKs microchip ordinance for strays
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:30:52 +0000

Can’t find Fido? Thanks to technology and an ordinance approved Tuesday by Amarillo City Council, residents searching for missing pets have help.

By a 3-0 vote, the city approved the final reading amending the Amarillo Municipal Code “to require (a) microchip implant on impounded animals before redemption or adoption,” according to the city agenda. Council members Ellen Robertson Green and Jim Simms were absent.

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Ambulance subscription program opens in Longview
news-journal.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Enrollment for the city’s Ambulance Subscription Program, which will provide coverage from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015, opens today and will remain open through the end of the year.

UTPB grad teaching art at Boys & Girls Clubs
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:19:00 -0500
Sue Daniel always knew she wanted to be an art teacher.

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