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Kilgore College, Kilgore ISD trustees meet to discuss Heights property, stadium
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
KILGORE — Kilgore College and Kilgore ISD leaders and trustees met Monday to discuss future partnerships between the institutions and the fate of one of the school district’s unused buildings.

Teacher accused of anti-Muslim remarks to resign, get 3 months’ pay
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:26:18 UT

A third-grade HISD teacher accused of making profane and anti-Muslim remarks on a public access television show will resign immediately and receive three months' pay under a deal approved by the school board Thursday. In online clips, Box could be heard referring to "bacon-haters," using profanity in connection with Muslims and asking, "Can't Ebola just take one for the team and take out Obama?"


3 dead in Corpus Christi trailer park shooting
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:07:48 UT
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (http://bit.ly/1sWAvPc ) reports that when police arrived at the trailer park on Sunday evening, they found two women and one man dead outside of different residences.

Amid plans to send troopers to border, DPS may poach local departments
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:25:24 MST
AUSTIN >> The Legislature is likely to add a substantial number of state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border in the coming months and the Texas Department of Public Safety is recruiting them from local police departments.

Police detain ‘Django Unchained’ actress in LA
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:46:02 UT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion. Brian Lucas told KCBS-TV in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute because he was asking me questions like, 'Who is she? The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained the pair after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes.

El Paso County Commissioners approve spending $200K in security equipment for Ascarate Park
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:49:00 MST
Cameras, vehicle counters and other security equipment will be installed at Ascarate Park in an effort to prevent mishandling of funds collected at the popular hangout, county leaders said Monday.

Midland man allegedly threatens wife, injures child
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:02:00 -0600
A 33-year-old Midland man was arrested Saturday after allegedly making a death threat to a family member and causing injury to a minor child, according to court documents.

Superintendent confirms Gilmer student has meningitis; no public health risk
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A Gilmer ISD student has contracted meningitis, but there is no public health risk from the case, Superintendent Rick Albritton said Monday.

Massive LA fire shuts down parts of 2 freeways
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:24:39 UT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a massive fire in downtown Los Angeles closed down portions of two major freeways. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz says more than 250 firefighters were battling the blaze early Monday morning.

Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:29:59 UT
MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation. Relaxed limits on what licensed U.S. travelers can bring home mean that Americans will be able to enjoy small quantities of the liquor at home. [...] it's unclear what the news means for industry titan Bacardi, which was driven from its Cuba headquarters by the 1959 Castro revolution. [...] company representatives wouldn't give details when asked Thursday what, if any, plans it has if the more than 50-year-old embargo on Cuban goods ends, now that President Barack Obama is working to normalize relations with the country. Licensed U.S. travelers to Cuba will be able to bring home merchandise worth up to $400, of which $100 can be spent on alcohol and tobacco products combined. Like the rest of the eased trade, travel and currency restrictions announced Wednesday, the rum rules will take effect when official revise and publish the regulations — perhaps weeks away.

Kilgore settles on Selleck as next chief
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The Kilgore City Council on Monday unanimously approved the appointment of Josh Selleck as the city’s new city manager.

House fire causes $15K in damage
amarillo.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:07:32 +0000

A Monday afternoon house fire in southwest Amarillo resulted in an estimated $15,000 in damage, Amarillo Fire Department officials said.

About 1:30 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to 4225 King Ave. on reports of a structure fire. Crews arriving on five minutes later found smoke coming from the roof of the house.

Four people inside escaped unharmed after one heard fire popping and crackling inside a wall and told the others, officials said.

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Trump’s former Greenwich home on the market for $54 million
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:00:00 UT

A trip through the double doors of the home, built in 1939, gives way to a three-story rotunda set off by a double staircase and crowned by a grand chandelier. [...] a trip throughout the rest of the house, which spans nearly 20,000 square feet, makes it feel like a normal home, with a cage of birds chirping in the sunlight and empty kennels for dogs who are out exercising. [...] when Hatton combed through the digital records of the Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, she found only five listings at or above $30 million since records have been kept electronically -- about 15 years ago. Originally built for $200,000 in 1939, it earned the distinction of the largest residential permit issued by Greenwich's building department that year. "There are very few properties like this, something with six acres on the water on a peninsula like this," said Lurie as she walked into a wood-paneled library on the first floor, where tall windows overlook a putting green and the still blue water of the harbor. "[...] a buyer needs to have the money," she said. "For 1998, that was a very big sale," said Lurie, who added the current owners immediately began a massive renovation, which includes a tennis court, as well as a 4,000-square-foot addition, built in 2000.


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