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Today in history for Thursday, Oct. 23
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:19:32 +0000

■ On Oct. 23, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf began, resulting in a major Allied victory against Japanese forces.

■ In 1707, the first Parliament of Great Britain, created by the Acts of Union between England and Scotland, held its first meeting.

■ In 1864, forces led by Union Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis repelled Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s army in the Civil War Battle of Westport in Missouri.

■ In 1915, tens of thousands of women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.

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Calendar for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:19:12 +0000


12 x 12 show and auction: 7 p.m.; preview party at 6 p.m. Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Admission $12 or $24 for preview party. 806-371-5050 or www


Dan Lesperance: 6 p.m. Wild Bill’s Fillin’ Station, 3514 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-372-4500.

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

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Hallsville resident promotes film at Jefferson Bigfoot conference
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
As a young boy growing up in Harleton, with little to do during the summers or on school nights before the street lamps came on, David Ford and some boyhood friends stumbled on an old videocamera.

Kilgore College named ‘Military Friendly School’
news-journal.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Kilgore College has been named to the Military Friendly Schools list for the fourth consecutive year, officials announced Tuesday.

2 injured in I-40 wreck
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:16:38 +0000

Two people were hospitalized after a Wednesday night wreck on Interstate 40 near Bell Street, Amarillo police said.
About 9:30 p.m., a gray Volkswagen and a black Chevrolet Impala were headed westbound on I-40. Witnesses told police the Volkswagen was speeding and weaving through traffic.

The Volkswagen struck the Impala, causing the Impala to roll onto the embankment between interstate and the westbound access road.

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New swine barn dedicated at Harvest Festival in Longview
news-journal.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday to dedicate the opening of the Harvest Festival and Livestock Show Swine Barn at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center.

Oil Show exhibitors offer options for water treatment technology
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:23:00 -0500
ODESSA — Displaying the latest in oilfield technology is the Permian Basin International Oil Show’s reason for being.

Photo ID needed to vote
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Against the judgment of three justices, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Saturday that Texas polling places could continue to require voters to show specific photo identification under State Bill 14 in

Hallsville students, teacher love ‘drama’ of theater class
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A study in the “Champions of Change” cited theater arts as a source for “gains in reading proficiency, gains in self-concept and motivation, and higher levels of empathy and tolerance towards others”

Report: Teenage parenthood bad for kids’ health
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:18:25 +0000

Potter County residents continue to face high poverty rates, have less education and have poorer health than Randall County residents, and a yearlong study ranked Potter County dead last in the state in health data, United Way of Amarillo & Canyon representatives said Wednesday.

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