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Black History Month profile: Longtime educator Arthur Champion changed lives
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:11:51 +0000

Editor’s note: This is one feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo’s African-American trailblazers as part of Black History Month. The next feature will appear Friday.

Arthur G. “Champ” Champion was a longtime educator and school administrator who changed the lives of many African-Americans from the time he arrived in Amarillo up until his death.

He was born March 28, 1908, in Greenville to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Champion. Education was important in the Champion household.

As a high school student, Champion knew he would be an educator.

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Tax attorney: Property taxes collection rate phenomenal
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The Harrison County Commissioners Court accepted the delinquent property tax collections report presented by tax attorney Liz Vaughn, showing how the delinquent tax collection program contributes to t

‘The way music was meant to be’
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
In 1762, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart regaled friends with an intimate concert at the Schönbrunn Palace. In 2015, Jan Forester, her daughter Julie Forester Mangus and bassist Ben Carter emulated the famous

New Horseshoe Pavilion adds to mix of Midland venues
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:15:00 -0600
Midland now boasts a new venue that will add to the versatility the city is proving capable of. The Horseshoe opened the entertainment and meeting venue Horseshoe Pavilion this weekend with the Silver

United Way preparing to launch 2015 income tax assistance program in Longview
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Greater Longview United Way opened its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site Monday.

Two men fighting in street killed early Saturday
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:51:22 MST
Two men were killed early Saturday morning after fighting in the middle of the road and being struck by a vehicle on Loop 375, officials said.

75 reasons to celebrate: Junior League of Longview marks diamond anniversary
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Sally Brown remembers the 1980s, when most Junior League of Longview meetings were during daytime hours.

Man facing child sex assault charges
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
An investigation is ongoing for a Harrison County man who was arrested this past weekduring a raid of his home.

Buffalo roam restored habitat
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:59:45 +0000

QUITAQUE — A full-grown bull briefly looks up from his meal as you drive through his territory. The great creature briefly ponders the sight of you and your vehicle, then returns to the pasture on which he’s grazing.

Caprock Canyons State Park is one of the few places you’re able to see buffalo, and you’re lucky you can even see them there. North America’s bison herd once thinned dangerously close to extinction.

“Bison were being slaughtered by the thousands,” said Park Superintendent Donald Beard.

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Harrison historical commission hopes to save airport terminal
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Texas Historical Commission’s confirmation regarding the county airport’s terminal building being eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places gives the Harrison County Historica

Little input gathered from EPISD schools facing closure
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:55:35 MST
Beall Elementary is one of many El Paso Independent School District campuses facing closure based on enrollment, facilities conditions and a community survey — yet only three people out of the nearly 1,200 who responded to that survey said they have any connection to Beall.

Beilue: 1-sided games are a problem
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:00:42 +0000

When is a basketball win no longer a win but an embarrassing farce? When are games no longer competition but simply debacles?

How about this one from a California high school girls game nearly three weeks ago — Arroyo Valley 161, Bloomington 2. But, hey, it was only 104-1 at halftime in which coach Michael Anderson used a full-court press the entire time.

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Review: MCT’s ‘The Addams Family’ is a mixed bag of values
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:02:00 -0600
Based on the response to the Friday night opening of "The Addams Family" at Midland Community Theatre, the show succeeded with its crowd-pleasing take on the creepy family of pop culture. The opening

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