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El Paso Council of Judges elect new administrative judge
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:14:10 MDT
County Criminal Court Judge Alma Trejo on Thursday was elected administrative judge for the Council of Judges.

Girl Scouts honor Women of Distinction
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:15:00 -0500
Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest recently hosted its annual Women of Distinction luncheon to honor 10 women from the Permian Basin. Five women from Midland, four from Odessa and and one from Fort D

Texas leads numerous census tables in growth
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:29:00 -0500
DALLAS — Two Texas cities are among the top five fasted-growing cities by percentage growth in the past year.

PISD votes to relocate Houston School to Ash building
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:21:00 -0500
It’s been a campus on the rise, and on Thursday, Plainview ISD’s school board voted to better facilitate the growth and success of Houston School by opting to move the school to the vacant Ash Middle

Today in History for Friday, March 27
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:31:31 +0000

■ In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted present-day Florida.

■ In 1884, the first telephone line between Boston and New York was inaugurated.

■ In 1912, first lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Viscountess Chinda, planted in Washington the first two of 3,000 cherry trees given as a gift by the mayor of Tokyo.

■ In 1933, Japan officially withdrew from the League of Nations.

■ In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock’s first American movie, “Rebecca” starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, premiered in Los Angeles.

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House fire causes $35K in damage
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:07:08 +0000

Amarillo firefighters battled a blaze Thursday afternoon at 2709 S. Seminole St.

At 4:26 p.m., firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire visible from the rear of the house, Amarillo Fire Department District Chief Larry Davis said.

Caprock High School students walking home from school saw the fire and alerted a woman and two children inside the house, Davis said. They escaped unharmed.

Six fire units and 18 firefighters responded to the call, which came in at 4:22 p.m.. They brought the fire under control by 4:45 p.m.

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Fund to pay for funeral expenses of two El Pasoans killed near Junction
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:11:25 MDT
Relatives of two El Pasoans killed last week in a crash near Junction, Texas, have set up a fundraising website to help pay for funeral expenses.

Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:37:00 -0500
ORLANDO, Fla. — Sure, Florida's got sunshine, beaches and palm trees. But the driving force behind it being home to many of the nation's fastest-growing cities has been the return of hospitality, trad

Ex-LAPD officer’s father arrested, allegedly escorted fugitive son to Juárez
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:12:46 MDT
The father of a fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer charged with murder has been arrested on suspicion of lying to an El Paso FBI agent and helping his son escape to Juárez, according to court documents.

Job seekers at UTPB job fair optimistic, but keeping options open
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:04:00 -0500
Job seekers at UTPB’s spring jobs fair expressed optimism despite the fall in the price of oil over the last eight months and the consequent impacts on the area’s economy.

Marijuana load found in McDonald’s parking lot in Downtown El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:33:50 MDT
Narcotics officers on Tuesday evening found 66 pounds of marijuana in a car parked at the McDonald's restaurant in Downtown El Paso, according to a police report.

Report: 18-year-old found in stolen vehicle with stolen weapon
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:01:00 -0500
An 18-year-old Midland man was arrested Monday after being found in possession of a stolen weapon while riding in the passenger seat of a stolen vehicle, according to court documents.

Hobbs sees growth, but exodus from New Mexico continues
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:32:00 -0500
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A portion of southeastern New Mexico's oil patch is again among the top 10 fastest growing areas in the nation, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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