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El Paso man convicted of pointing laser at DPS helicopter
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:19:56 MDT
An El Paso man could serve up to five years in federal prison after a jury in U.S. District Court convicted him on a charge of pointing a laser at an aircraft, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.

DMMD subsidizes renovated downtown building
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:45:00 -0500
One Midlander has taken it upon himself to help revitalize downtown by renovating a dilapidated office building he has owned for more than 20 years.

Rusk County jail faces staffing issues
news-journal.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:27:00 -0500
Staffing levels at the Rusk County Jail are preventing the facility from being able to fill any more than 48 percent of beds with inmates.

Police seek fugitive wanted for 2 years
amarillo.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:35:43 +0000

Amarillo police are asking residents for information that will help locate a man wanted for two years for a parole violation warrant stemming from a possession of a controlled substance charge.

Police have sought Quentin Adam Sanders, 43, since July 30, 2012. Authorities warn that Sanders is aware he is being hunted and is actively avoiding police.

Sanders is described as a black man with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds.

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WT names new VP of business affairs
amarillo.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:26:45 +0000

Sherri Bays, who recently served as vice president of business affairs at Western New Mexico University, will take on the same position at West Texas A&M University in September, pending the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents’ approval.

Bays will take over the position left vacant after Gary Barnes became vice president for finance and controller of Texas A&M University in January.

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Kilgore Acro Flyers place gold, bronze in national competition
news-journal.com / Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Kilgore acrobatic gymnastics studio brought home gold from the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships earlier this month.

Public Service Board to discuss city of El Paso’s proposed water fee increase
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:13:21 MDT
The city's proposal to increase the revenues it receives from the El Paso Water Utilities — a cost which is then passed down to customers — has raised some concerns among the board that oversees the utility.

City purchases mobile health clinic
amarillo.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:25:55 +0000

Residents of Potter and Randall counties will soon have increased access to medical services like HIV and STD testing, blood and urine sampling, and immunizations — among many other possibilities — virtually anywhere within the counties as the city of Amarillo’s Public Health Department rolls out its new Mobile Vaccination Clinic in September.

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Editorial: Our community is all business; our coverage will reflect that
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:13:00 -0500
Today, we regret to inform you that another talented member of the Reporter-Telegram editorial team is moving on. Business reporter Cale Ottens is leaving Midland for Los Angeles, where he will write

New cavalry commander with 4th Brigade looking forward to trip to NTC
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:36:04 MDT
A trip to the National Training Center is an "unparalleled" experience that can cause a unit and its soldiers to reach their potential, said the new cavalry squadron commander with 4th Brigade.

Today in History for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:57:11 +0000

■ On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing.

■ In 1714, Britain’s Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I.

■ In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th state.

■ In 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force.

■ In 1913, the Joyce Kilmer poem “Trees” was first published in “Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.”

■ In 1914, Germany declared war on Russia at the onset of World War I.

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