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Calendar for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:02:04 +0000


Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum’s Constitution Day: 9:30 a.m. 2503 Fourth Ave., Canyon. Admission charge. 806-651-2244 or www.panhandleplains.org.

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: 10 a.m. to midnight. 3301 E. 10th Ave. 806-376-7767 or www

Amarillo Little Theatre’s “Moon Over Buffalo”: 8 p.m. Through Sept. 28. ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Admission fee. 806-355-9991 or www.amarillolittletheatre.org.


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Local experts: Domestic violence headlines reveal need for education
news-journal.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The people who deal daily with domestic violence issues say heightened awareness brought on by recent headlines from the NFL is welcome in a fight that rarely makes front-page news.

TEA financial ratings in
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:15:34 +0000

Only one Region 16 school district received a substandard financial rating based on reports from the 2012-2013 school year, according to the Texas Education Agency.

Walcott Independent School District received a substandard rating due to its fund balance being less than zero.

The state’s financial ratings are based on funds devoted to instruction, tax collection rates, student-teacher ratios, long-term debt and other measures, according to TEA.

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Hallsville purchases Christmas decorations with money leftover from budget
news-journal.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Hallsville officials are rejoicing after good luck, great connections and leftover money from the 2013-14 budget allowed the city to buy new Christmas decorations.

Today in History for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:01:17 +0000

■ On Sept. 19, 1777, the first Battle of Saratoga was fought during the Revolutionary War; although British forces succeeded in driving out the American troops, the Americans prevailed in a second battle the following month.

■ In 1796, President George Washington’s farewell address was published.

■ In 1881, the 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, died 2½ months after being shot by Charles Guiteau; Chester Alan Arthur became president.

■ In 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was arrested in New York and charged with the kidnap-murder of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.

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WT honors Dalhart couple
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:33:04 +0000

Dyke and Terry Rogers received West Texas A&M University’s Pinnacle Award during the WT Foundation’s Old Main Society induction on Thursday.

The Rogers, both WT graduates who live in Dalhart, have donated more than $1 million to scholarships and the Leadership Education and Development Program. They also founded the Agape Charitable Foundation, which helps build leadership and entrepreneurship skills.

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Pine Tree ISD campus steps up student security for drop-off, pickup
news-journal.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Pine Tree ISD is stepping up safety and security for its students, issuing a memo to primary school parents earlier this month reminding them to keep children buckled in a car seat while on district p

Honor Flight provides emotional release
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:03:00 -0500
Veterans, Gold Star families bid farewell to fallen loved ones during second day of the Honor Flight. Stops include Vietnam War memorial and Arlington National Cemetery

Report: Technology beings stability to Midland economy
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:25:00 -0500
Texas Tech University officials: Study shows current oil and gas-fueled expansion has longevity

Over a hundred years of Sageser farming
myplainview.com / Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:13:00 -0500
Working the land from dawn to dusk, their family has made up the silhouette of the West Texas horizon for more than hundred years. Representing the heritage and history of the Lone Star state, the far

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