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GISD approves budget, lower tax rate
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:10:00 -0500
The Greenwood ISD board of trustees approved a more than $15.5 million budget and a lower tax rate at its meeting Wednesday evening.

Solving skills
LMTonline.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:32:00 -0500
There are 43 quintillion ways to solve the challenging Rubik’s Cube, but one UISD student found a way in one minute and 12 seconds.

Calendar for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:59:57 +0000

 Entertainment

Smooth Condition: 6:30 p.m. El Bracero’s Mexican Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395.

Mike Fuller: 6:30 p.m. Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave. No cover. 806-331-2232.

West Texas A&M University Music Department: 7 p.m. Part of Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ Music in the Gardens concert series. Gates open at 6 p.m. Admission $10 nonmembers, $5 members. 806-352-6513 or www.amarillobotanicalgardens.org.

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Lawsuit seeks $40M for death
LMTonline.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:32:00 -0500
LAREDO — A vague policy allowed Border Patrol agents to use deadly force to shoot an unarmed Mexican man on the banks of the Rio Grande two years ago, the man’s family alleged in a lawsuit Wednesday.

Marshall HS class of 1979 looking for classmates
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Marshall High School Class of 1979 is planning a reunion for October, and is looking for classmates.

Mayor Salinas visits Spain
LMTonline.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:32:00 -0500
Mayor Raul Salinas is currently across the world, visiting the city that is Laredo’s namesake: Laredo, Cantabria, Spain.

TxDOT announces bridge detours
amarillo.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:33:22 +0000

Detours are in place as Buffalo Stadium Road bridge over U.S Highway 87 remains. closed through the fall, according to a TxDOT news release.

Motorists traveling south to Kimbrough Memorial Stadium from Interstate 27 and U.S. Highway 87 will be directed to exit 109 and will enter through the north gates of the stadium.

Motorists traveling north from Canyon to the stadium should take the Farm-to-Market Road 3331 and Hunsley Road exit from US 87, then go north on the frontage road and enter the stadium at the southwest gate.

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Texas State Technical College announces new leadership for Fort Bend County
news-journal.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
TSTC Marshall President Randy Wooten has been appointed as the school’s East Texas regional executive in the Fort Bend County area.

CBP touts tips site
LMTonline.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:32:00 -0500
CBP has a new Internet-based method for South Texas residents to anonymously report various types of smuggling activity to the agency.

Nelson is finalist for state superintendent award
LMTonline.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:32:00 -0500
LISD Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson is among the five state finalists for the annual Superintendent of the Year award.

Wiley College student plans pool party with purpose
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Clayton Davis knows what it is like to need “stuff” for school, so the graduating senior at Wiley College has planned a fundraising party to help get school supplies for community children.

Man charged in killing
LMTonline.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:32:00 -0500
Laredo police have made an arrest in connection to the city’s 12th homicide of the year, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

Today in history for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:59:14 +0000

 ■ On Aug. 28, 1964, two days of race-related rioting erupted in Philadelphia over a false rumor that white police officers had beaten to death a pregnant black woman.

■ In 1609, English sea explorer Henry Hudson and his ship, the Half Moon, reached present-day Delaware Bay.

■ In 1862, the Second Battle of Bull Run (also known as Second Manassas) began in Prince William County, Virginia, during the Civil War; the result was a Confederate victory.

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