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FUMC group builds ramps for area citizens
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Even with the cold weather November brings, people need to be able to come and go from their homes with ease, and one Marshall group is working to make that a reality for physically handicapped area r

Socorro ISD employee on leave after weapon was stolen
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:42:37 MST
An employee from Americas High School has been placed on administrative leave after reporting that a gun was stolen from a parked vehicle, possibly while at school.

DPS bust nets meth, cocaine, marijuana
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:54:05 +0000

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers seized marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine worth more than $330,000 in Hall County during an investigation this week, Trooper Daniel Hawthorne said in a news release.

DPS received information from Hall County Sheriff’s Office that led to the initial seizure of 14 grams of meth and 2.8 grams of cocaine.

On Wednesday, DPS troopers stopped a 2012 GMC pickup on U.S. Highway 287 south of Memphis based on information of criminal activity.

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Flag from Battleship Texas flies again for D-Day
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 23 May 2014 04:32:59 UT
A cacophony of shouting men and the constant boom of exploding shells filled the air. In honor of the 70th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, invasion, the flag that was aloft will go on public display Friday for the first time since World War II in an exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science thanks to a crewman who gifted the flag. The USS Texas' 17-by-9 foot battle flag was raised on its mast June 5, as 156,000 Allied soldiers prepared to cross the English Channel and face the Germans. The USS Texas, which already had fought in World War I, was tasked with drawing enemy fire so the troops could land, Smith said. The rounds came so fast and so furiously, the troops on the beach were relieved when they saw the USS Texas and its constant barrage, Ernest Hemingway described as a correspondent for Colliers magazine. For years, as Saul finished school, got married, raised two daughters and enjoyed a long career with the Coast Guard, the massive wool and linen flag with just 48 stars remained carefully folded in storage.

1 killed in wreck near Bushland
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:48:00 +0000

One person was killed Friday night in a one-
vehicle rollover near Bushland, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said.

The rollover occurred at 8:16 p.m. near 16900 W. County Road 34. Troopers have not identified the victim.

Today in History for Nov. 22, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:33:15 +0000

For release Saturday, Nov. 22

Today is Saturday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2014. There are 39 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, in the same open car as the president, was seriously wounded. Suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested.

On this date:

In 1718, English pirate Edward Teach — better known as “Blackbeard” — was killed during a battle off present-day North Carolina.

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Black: Organic farmers need to wake up
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:14:17 +0000

In the land of Nod a movement sprung up to build houses without the use of power tools. The advocates of organic construction (OC) supported the movement because it prohibited the recovery and use of the carbon coal and oil.

To be OC, any lumber used must be hand-hewn, and saws must be manually operated. Mule power is approved. Machine-made tools must be made by a blacksmith and made from stones, dug and formed by hand.

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Juárez teen allegedly posed as 6th-grader to possibly recruit child porn victims
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:47:32 MST
A Juárez teen is facing child pornography charges in Tarrant County in a twisted case in which he allegedly posed as a 12-year-old boy to recruit victims for himself and his older lover.

Bethesda celebrates 147th anniversary
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their 147th anniversary Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m.

With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:31:00 -0600
After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out Friday, but so did predictions of flooding.

TxDOT issues road advisory in wreck
news-journal.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Motorists traveling U.S. 259 near Mount Enterprise this morning are advised to use caution, Texas Department of Transportation officials said Friday.

Guide to giving back during the holidays
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:02:00 -0600
The holiday season for many Midlanders means out-of-town trips to reunite with family around a dinner table filled with Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham.

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