Texas government week in review
ReporterNews.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 04:18:00 -0000
A look back at the week's state news
National Weather service preditcts drought will persist
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 06:29:42 +0000
It’s no surprise: Lubbock has seen wetter days.
According to the National Weather Service, the city has had 0.17 inches of precipitation so far in 2014. The average for this time of year is about 1.62 inches.
And the rain seems to be keeping its distance.
“For the seasonal outlook, in regards to the drought, it looks like it’s going to persist,” said Felecia Bowser, a meteorologist with NWS.
MATTHEW WALLER: Battleground Texas in for long game
GoSanAngelo.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 01:46:00 -0000
AUSTIN — State Sen. Wendy Davis might not win this coming general election. Even so, the network of Democratic activists working to put her in the governor’s seat are in it for the long game, making Davis’ legacy that of a foundation for turning Texas blue.
Austin tech firm had 20 employees on missing Malaysia Airlines plane
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 9 Mar 2014 00:04:51 MST
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An Austin, Texas, technology company says 20 of its employees were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the South China Sea.
Lubbock Fire Department rescues elderly woman from house fire
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 02:26:43 +0000
Lubbock firefighters rescued an elderly woman trapped in a house fire early Saturday morning.
According to a release from the Lubbock Fire Department, firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 9710 Jordan Ave. at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8.
The blaze was caused by a member of the household smoking in bed while on oxygen.
Smoke detectors woke two of the home’s occupants. The pair attempted to rescue the elderly woman, who was trapped in the room where the fire began, but were unsuccessful. The woman was eventually rescued by firefighters.
Beilue: If he clears it, they will come
amarillo.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 02:11:59 +0000
Ping ... ping ... ping. The sound of an aluminum bat connecting with a baseball goes well into the night, for hours almost every evening during the high school baseball season for the last 20 years.
It’s not a baseball field, but a barn, one that’s 80 feet long and 40 feet wide, located one mile east of tiny Darrouzett in the northeast corner of the Texas Panhandle. Holding court inside is not a high school coach, but Jerry Robertson, who will be 79 next month.
Vernon woman, friends, start animal shelter
timesrecordnews.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 06:00:00 -0000
Donna Pate has always been an animal lover. She has been putting that love into action since 2011 when she started taking rescue Rottweilers into her home.
Local educators support SAT revamp
amarillo.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:09:00 +0000
Sharpen those No. 2 pencils — or don’t — for a streamlined, more
computer-friendly version of the SAT college entrance exam.
Educators at Amarillo Independent School District, Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University are generally in favor of the changes to the test announced last week in Austin by the College Board.
The new test will be administered starting in 2016.
Fort Worth diocese settles in abuse case
ReporterNews.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 03:42:00 -0000
The Fort Worth Roman Catholic Diocese has reached another settlement involving sexual abuse claims against a former priest who died in 1999.
Nominations open for Star Students
timesrecordnews.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0000
For the second year, Star Students wants to shine a light on outstanding young leaders in our community.
Patrons’ interests a top priority at library
GoSanAngelo.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0000
I’d like to introduce you to Jill Donegan, library director. It just became official Feb. 18 when county commissioners voted unanimously to take the recommendation of the library board of directors after a nationwide search. Donegan has served as TGC Library’s associate director of technical services and collection development since 2009.
Western Antiques & Collectibles Show wrangles a healthy turnout
amarillo.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 02:11:23 +0000
Willie Harris of Lubbock has strived for decades to make his
“See all these hinges?” he said, pointing to a model wooden gate with a tiny saddle resting over the top. “I make all these from scratch. I don’t buy these. That’s the way they made them back then.”
A penchant for Old West authenticity was a constant among vendors Saturday at the 30th Western Antiques & Collectibles Show in the Amarillo Civic Center Complext Heritage Ballroom, which continues today.
West Texas police close probe on found fetus
ReporterNews.com / Sun, 09 Mar 2014 05:42:00 -0000
West Texas authorities say they have closed their investigation into a fetus found last month in a park.
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