Retail strategies vary for ‘winning’ holiday shopping season
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:49:32 MST
The holiday shopping season is about to start, and for retailers — large and small — it is make or break time.
Calendar for Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:10:22 +0000
Mustard food drive and concert: 8 p.m. Friendz Cocktail Lounge & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $7 or $5 with canned good. 806-331-7305.
Pullman Standard: 9 p.m. The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806.
Old Tascosa Cycling Club ride: 6:30 p.m. Gander Mountain, 10300 W. Interstate 40. 806-223-8328 or www.oldtascosacycling.com.
Trustees pick new officers
The Laredo Community College Board of Trustees entered a new chapter in its life as a new trustee was welcomed and new officers were elected during the group’s recent monthly meeting.
Kilgore Snow Hill Festival lights up eyes under city’s lit-up derricks
KILGORE — Kaytlin Forrest reached the foot of Mt. Kilgore, a custom built snow hill in downtown Kilgore, and jumped up and down from her inner tube in glee.
TxDOT road report for week of Nov. 23
Here’s a look at road work planned this week across Northeast Texas by the Texas Department of Transportation:
Couple probes avenues to loosen Harrison County ordinance blocking Caddo bed-and-breakfast
An Arlington couple who hoped to convert two historic cabooses into a bed-and-breakfast off Caddo Lake are contemplating a legal track five years after they say Harrison County sprang a prohibitive or
The Texas Tribune: Abbott - Obama’s order violates Constitution
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:51:56 MST
Minutes after President Obama doubled down on his promise to change the country's immigration system through executive action, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott made a vow of his own: Expect a
Review policies, come clean
If Jim Falvella or Bill Hall were around, they would probably be writing an opinion column titled Around the Town.
Brothers file new lawsuit against city of Arlington, Mansfield school district
LISD reports bullying cases
LISD officials reported 79 cases of bullying for the month of October while showing a high number of attendance visits, which show the number of times a student received counseling for chronic absences.
Amarillo Symphony executive director to leave for position in Spokane
amarillo.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:07:12 +0000
Susan White, executive director of Amarillo Symphony, is leaving Amarillo in December to further her career in orchestra.
“It is a big change, but it’s a good change,” White said.
White will serve as general manager of Spokane Symphony in Spokane, Wash., starting in mid-December.
Spokane Symphony has an annual budget of $6 million compared with Amarillo Symphony’s budget of $1.2 million. The larger budget is one that White said she is ready to take on.
Volunteer committee performs key role for Empty Stocking Fund
amarillo.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:08:05 +0000
Helping others is the mission statement of Empty Stocking Fund Screening Committee.
The seven-member group is enlisted year after year to assist with Amarillo Globe-News’ annual Empty Stocking Fund campaign.
Empty Stocking Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, was created in 1972 to provide financial assistance to residents in the community. Since then, about $3 million has been given.
Empty Stocking Fund Screening Committee, made up of volunteers, evaluates applications for Empty Stocking Fund and determines how donations will be distributed.
Nonprofit’s goal is to help supply medication
Assisting the needy with their medication is the goal of a nonprofit that supplies drugs, either generic or branded, at a low cost for up to six months.
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