San Elizarians celebrate grand opening of new City Hall
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 23:26:18 MDT
The San Elizario City Council no longer will have to borrow a place to hold its meetings. On Wednesday, the council and mayor celebrated the opening of a new City Hall at a historic building in the
Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 04:07:42 -0500
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Conservationists say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50 percent in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good news from Uganda, where the eleph
Zoning change for gun range approved by Belton Council
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 21:25:00 -0500
The Belton City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a zoning change to allow an indoor gun range. The range will be in an existing 10,000-square-foot building at 204 N. Penelope St. Most recently the building was home to Real Deals on Home Décor franchise.
Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 01:23:30 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger, as officials warn about possible flooding as the week goes on from rivers
Theater gunman’s writings alternate between ramblings, plans
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 18:57:39 -0500
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidenc
Making the Grade for May 27, 2015
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 27 May 2015 16:42:00 -0500
Two Midlanders are among the more than 2,000 students who are winners of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships.
House OKs family department bill without gay adoption limits
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 17:20:17 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House has passed a bill reorganizing a state family agency — without divisive rules allowing private child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopt
Taxpayers still owe $116M for construction of Children’s Hospital
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 23:12:58 MDT
As the future of El Paso Children's Hospital lies in limbo after its filing for bankruptcy protection last week, county taxpayers remain on the hook for more than $116 million used for the construction of the facility.
Sipp serves up Davis’ HR in Astros’ 5-4 loss to Orioles
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 20:49:34 -0500
BALTIMORE (AP) — It's been a tough week for Houston Astros left-hander Tony Sipp.
Airstrikes may not suffice against IS
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 20:53:00 -0500
BAGHDAD — It is the modern era’s military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side.Seductive though it is to risk-averse governments with war-weary publics, the approach has its limits — and these are on display in Syria and Iraq, where a U.S.-led coalition has carried out more than 4,100 airstrikes against Islamic State radicals yet failed to stop the extremists.
County concerned about $1.2M cost of ‘Raise the Age’
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 18:01:00 -0500
A bill passed by the Legislature that would set new rules for inmate visitation would not financially affect McLennan County, as officials expected. But another bill that would raise the age of adulth
THE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 02:31:46 -0500
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:
Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 22:09:28 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 ot
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