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Investigator retiring after 38 years serving Rusk County
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
HENDERSON — His figure has been a prominent one at crime scenes in Rusk County for more than 30 years, but this past week, 66-year-old William Brown hung up his trademark Stetson hat, put down his bad

El Paso Exploreum’s new bowling exhibit explains the nuts and bolts of pins and balls
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:06:50 MST
With the U.S. Bowling Congress Championships coming to town next week, the El Paso Exploreum children's museum is ready to use the tournament as a teaching tool.

Groundbreaking ceremony Monday for new Longview animal shelter
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled 2 p.m. Monday for the Longview Animal Shelter and Adoption Center.

Make-A-Wish hosts 31st annual car show
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:21:10 +0000

Visitors spotted trucks, corvettes, motorcycles and even a Batmobile on Saturday during the Make-A-Wish Car Show at Amarillo Civic Center Complex.

About 200 vehicles are on display through the weekend for the event benefiting Make-A-Wish recipients in the Texas Panhandle.

“It’s fun and it goes to help out children with the wishes,” said Sherry Simms-Fleming, secretary of Amarillo Area Corvette Club. “We enjoy it quite well.”

The Corvette Club is one of about 15 car clubs participating in the 31st annual show.

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MFD responds to blaze across from Station 10
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:38:00 -0600
Firefighters at Midland Fire Department’s new Station 10 fought a blaze in their own neighborhood Saturday morning.

Academic Spotlight: Emily Berry, 10
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:21:39 +0000

Academic Spotlight:

Emily Berry, 10

Class: Fifth grade, Happy Elementary School

Nominated by: Toni Waldo, principal

What is the reason for nominating this student?: “Emily placed second in the Statewide Number Sense competition for fifth-graders.”

Why does this student stand out?: “Emily works hard in all she does, striving to be her best. She applies herself to all endeavors, academic and extracurricular.”

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‘I still get to be her mom’
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Candy Miller says despite the recent death of her daughter, she will always be the teenager’s mother — it is, after all, a lifelong commitment.

El Paso Times Photos of the Week
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:56:56 MST
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New El Paso in-fill subdivision by Desert View Homes has new homes with no yards
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:33:08 MST
Desert View Homes, one of El Paso's largest home builders, has opened a unique West Side development that the head of the company hopes can be replicated in other developed areas of the city.

‘50 Shades’ stirs pot in religious circles
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:19:34 +0000

“Fifty Shades of Grey” has caused quite a stir in Amarillo area religious circles.

“First of all, I totally did not think it would reach the movie theater,” said Shay Wesley, 42, owner of Shay Wesley Photography. “I thought it would go straight to video.”

Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Dallas went as far as baptizing the book during weekend services, according to a news release.

“By baptizing the fantasy of that book and raising to life the reality of God’s plan, I want to show people that it comes down to one thing — fantasy versus reality,” Young said.

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Open Carry Texas braves snow
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:20:38 +0000

They marched on Soncy Road through the snow and the wind with rifles and shotguns on their back, pausing occasionally to wave to drivers showing support with honks.

“In a lot of the bigger cities, we’ll usually have at least one person who screams at you,” said CJ Grisham, president and founder of Open Carry Texas. “I didn’t hear a single person scream at us.”

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Historical marker erected at iconic Longview restaurant Johnny Cace’s
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Although Johnny Cace’s Seafood &amp; Steakhouse will close its doors this month, an historical marker dedicated Saturday will live on.

Thousands turn out for health screenings sponsored by Longview hospitals
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Paul Walker does a health screening every year with his doctor, but that didn’t stop him from taking Good Shepherd Medical Center up on a free health check Saturday.

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