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UPDATE: Borger police arrest man after seven-hour standoff
amarillo.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:54 +0000

Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office brought a man into custody after a seven-hour standoff in which the man barricaded himself inside a home Wednesday, Borger Police Department Lt. Brandon Strope said.
No injuries were reported.
About 11:30 a.m., deputies responded to the 1400 block of Clayton Street to serve a felony probation violation warrant to 22-year-old Cameron Grubbs. Grubbs refused to leave the home and barricaded himself inside. Deputies called Borger police for assistance.

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Oil show attendees fill bags with free swag
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:18:00 -0500
ODESSA — It was like a blend of Times Square and Halloween for adults at the Permian Basin International Oil Show, as attendees filled giveaway bags plastered with logos with even more giveaways also

Downtown rape unreported for weeks
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:17:55 +0000

Police didn’t publicly release any information about an alleged Sept. 27 sexual assault witnessed by several people in crowded downtown Amarillo because the call wasn’t initially listed as a sex offense complaint, Amarillo Police Department Cpl. Jerry Neufeld said Wednesday.

More than three weeks passed from the alleged sex crime to the first reporting of it in the Wednesday edition of Amarillo Globe-News.

Potter County authorities charged 27-year-old Terrell Anthony Allen on Oct. 16 with sexual assault, a felony.

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Longview’s comprehensive plan includes revised future land use map
news-journal.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The addition of two new restaurants during the past months on Loop 281 came about, in part, when the previously residential only Sky Way Acres neighborhood was included years ago into the city’s futur


Containment eluded Texas leaders in Ebola emergency
news-journal.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
AUSTIN — When the Ebola virus first arrived in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry greeted the grave news with trademark swagger.

Precision Frac party brings out hundreds at The Blue Door
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:55:00 -0500
Hundreds of people attended Precision Frac’s exclusive launch party at The Blue Door in Midland. The company launched a mobile computer trailer for use in the oil fields.

Midland woman accused of stealing merchandise valued at $1K-plus
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:15:00 -0500
A 58-year-old Midland woman was arrested Friday for allegedly coordinating with two other women to steal merchandise valued at more than $1,000, according to court documents.


2 injured in I-40 wreck
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:16:38 +0000

Two people were hospitalized after a Wednesday night wreck on Interstate 40 near Bell Street, Amarillo police said.
About 9:30 p.m., a gray Volkswagen and a black Chevrolet Impala were headed westbound on I-40. Witnesses told police the Volkswagen was speeding and weaving through traffic.
The Volkswagen struck the Impala, causing the Impala to roll onto the embankment between interstate and the westbound access road.

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Halloween or football? Some towns have to pick, and some East Texas families split
news-journal.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it’s time to reschedule the holiday.

Hallsville students, teacher love ‘drama’ of theater class
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A study in the “Champions of Change” cited theater arts as a source for “gains in reading proficiency, gains in self-concept and motivation, and higher levels of empathy and tolerance towards others”

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