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Event seeks to move women
news-journal.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500
When the doors open tonight at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, area women will be able to experience a night like no other.

Towns plan cancer fundraisers
news-journal.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Longview, Kilgore and Gilmer will hold fundraisers for the American Cancer Society on Friday.

Ping pong ball-sized hail falls on southeastern Texas Panhandle
amarillo.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:22:16 +0000

Several reports of ping pong ball-sized hail poured into the National Weather Service’s Amarillo office Wednesday evening.

NWS meteorologist Nicholas Fenner said the reports from 3 to 6 p.m. came from across the southeast Texas Panhandle.

“The largest hail that was reported was an inch and half-size hail,” he said, noting that came from between Wellington and Quail. Shamrock saw 1-inch hail, Fenner said.

Rain gauges showed Memphis with half an inch of rain, Fenner said. A report he relayed from KVII said about 1.56 inches fell between Quail and Wellington.

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Bill Cosby: Mentors worth more than gold
amarillo.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:00:27 +0000

LUBBOCK — Bill Cosby can now add speaking at Mentor Tech’s Celebration Banquet to his list of accomplishments.

The 76-year-old comedian, actor and author spoke — at times with humor and passion — to more than 1,000 people at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Tuesday night.

At times, the experienced comedian spoke lightheartedly, telling the audience he joined the Navy instead of the other branches of service because if the time came where he found himself stranded in the ocean’s water, he’d at least have clean underwear, which would make his mother happy.

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Man charged with murder in nursing home deaths
ReporterNews.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:29:00 -0000
Authorities have filed a capital murder charge against a Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death.

The Color Dash: The World’s Brightest 5K heads to El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:26:36 MDT
The concept of the Color Dash 5K is simple. The 3.1 mile run/walk is non-competitive and is not timed.

Crime Beat (April 24)
timesrecordnews.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:00:00 -0000
Police seek driver in vehicle assault

Fired Wayland Baptist University CFO pleads guilty to theft
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:20:01 +0000

Fired Wayland CFO pleads guilty to theft

PLAINVIEW (AP) — A fired chief financial officer at a West Texas university must serve five years in prison for stealing more than $1.3 million in school money.

Hale County District Attorney Wally Hatch on Wednesday said 68-year-old James E. Smith was taken into custody after pleading guilty to felony theft.

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Two Brownwood men injured in triple fatality
ReporterNews.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:58:00 -0000
Two Brownwood men were involved in a head-on collision near Brady late Tuesday afternoon that took the lives of a woman and two children from Brady.

City compost site open to all?
news-journal.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500
East Texans who live outside of Longview and businesses may soon be able to drop off yard waste at the Longview Compost Site.

Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:26:27 MDT
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.

Late night fire burns 2 homes
timesrecordnews.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 -0000
Fire damaged two homes Wednesday morning in Wichita Falls.

City calendar of events
timesrecordnews.com / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:00:00 -0000
Looking for things to do with the family? The Falls Facts calendar lets you plan months ahead.

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