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Revolutionary Guard general killed in Syria amid IS attack
wacotrib.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:09:35 -0500
BEIRUT (AP) — A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard was killed by Islamic State extremists on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, Iranian state media reported on F

Wildcat mentor program kicks off
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:30:00 -0500
 A crowd of more than 100 Wildcat Mentors gathered Thursday at the Ralph Wilson Youth Club to meet their mentees.Clad in Army fatigues, business attire, scrubs or simply blue jeans, the 2015–16 Wildcat Mentors committed to a school year of keeping up with one of 122 children from eight elementary schools.

Honor flight will take three local men to D.C.
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:30:00 -0500
Carl Knight, Joseph Novembre and John Marshall will be among the 63 World War II veterans on today’s Honor Flight out of Austin, heading to Washington, D.C.Knight, Novembre and Marshall are resident of the William R. Courtney State Veterans Home in Temple.This is the 29th Honor Flight that has taken more than 750 World War II veterans handled by the Austin team, said Steve Quakenbush, volunteer director of public relations, Honor Flight Austin.Austin is one of seven honor flight hubs in Texas.Doing this for these veterans is what gets the helpers out of bed in the morning with big smiles on their faces, he said.“This is a labor of love,” Quakenbush said.“This is exciting,” John Marshall said Thursday about the trip. “I’ve never been there and I’ll get to see the Capitol and the White House.”

Israeli man stabs 4 Arabs in southern Israel
wacotrib.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:00:19 -0500
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli man stabbed four Arabs in the south of the country Friday morning, police said, as spiking tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank threatened to spread throughout Israel.

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