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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.

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Trustees pick new officers
LMTonline.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:19:59 -0600
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
news-journal.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
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
news-journal.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
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
news-journal.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
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
LMTonline.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:19:59 -0600
If Jim Falvella or Bill Hall were around, they would probably be writing an opinion column titled Around the Town.

LISD reports bullying cases
LMTonline.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:19:59 -0600
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.

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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.

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Nonprofit’s goal is to help supply medication
LMTonline.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:19:59 -0600
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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