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Judge recommends train wreck videographer lawsuit be dismissed
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500
A federal magistrate judge  recommended dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a Midlander who filmed the Nov. 15, 2012, Show of Support parade train wreck against the city and county

Energy reform education deal signed by institutions
LMTonline.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:36:16 -0500
Local, state and Mexican officials gathered last week in Monterrey, Mexico to establish a partnership — one based on the education of energy reform — between TAMIU and La Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.


Calendar for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:07:44 +0000

Entertainment

David Waddle: 6:30 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.

Asleep at the Wheel: 8 p.m. Tickets $35 at door, $45 with dinner. 812 Broadway St., Plainview. 806-438-2396 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com.

Community

Atomic Piledriver Comedy Show of Doom: 8 p.m. Friendz Cocktail Lounge & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5; $2 for open-mic participants. 806-331-7305.

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State lauds Gruver ISD for student readiness
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:59:15 +0000

Gruver Independent School District is one of 26 school districts in the state to earn a distinction for postsecondary readiness, according to Texas Education Agency.

“I’m so incredibly proud of (the students and teachers),” Superintendent David Teal said. “They set that standard so high, and for the staff and kids to achieve it was really a surprise.”

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Word of Day for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:08:09 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

ballad

■ bal·lad

■ ba ləd

Definition: (n) a slow popular song that is typically about love

Example: “And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty.”

— Gen. Douglas MacArthur


New Diana ISD voters reject tax increase
news-journal.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:05:00 -0500
New Diana ISD residents rejected a tax rate increase Saturday to generate more state and local funding and boost staff pay by a 247 to 169 margin, Superintendent Carl Key reported.

Region’s water districts setting tax rates
amarillo.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:12:46 +0000

The tax rates of area water districts for the coming budget year will continue to have minor impacts on the wallets of taxpayers.

The North Plains Groundwater Conservation District is the only one proposing boosting rates, but that would only mean raising the tax bill of a residence worth the average taxable value of $74,486 by less than $2. It will hold a public hearing on the proposal at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Hampton Inn meeting room, 2010 S. Dumas Ave. in Dumas.

The rate would go from 2.5 cents per $100 of taxable property value to 2.7 cents.

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Labor Day closures announced
LMTonline.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:36:15 -0500
In observance of Labor Day, some local entities will be closed.


Voter ID fight heads back to court
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:59:46 +0000

AUSTIN — As with every election in Texas since last year, voters casting ballots in the
Nov. 4 general election must show government-issued photo identification.

But will that requirement still exist two years from now when Texans, like millions of Americans, vote in the 2016 presidential election and in numerous other races?

A federal court in Corpus Christi will have a lot to say on the matter.

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Boys Ranch Rodeo fans give boost to competitors
amarillo.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:13:42 +0000

About 10,000 people supported the residents of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch at the 70th annual Boys Ranch Rodeo.

The weekend event offered families a chance to participate in games, have a home-cooked meal and watch over a dozen rodeo events.

Of the many ingredients that make up a rodeo, residents at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch said the people who come out to support them outweigh everything else.

“It gives us confidence in our hearts and gives us a goal to meet,” said Robin Hicks, a 15-year-old Boys Ranch resident.

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