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Paul Pewitt student among 60 in nation selected for National FFA Band
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Paul Pewitt student is among 60 in the nation who will perform next week as a member of the National FFA Band.

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:01:19 UT
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted. World leaders and dignitaries including President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II will gather to honor the more than 150,000 American, British, Canadian and other Allied D-Day veterans who risked and gave their lives to defeat Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.

Senate candidates Cornyn, Alameel meet in only debate
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
DALLAS — Problems with the nation’s immigration system dominated a debate Friday between U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic challenger David Alameel.

Man dies from injuries after attack
amarillo.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:28:08 +0000

The Potter-Randall Special Crimes Unit is investigating a homicide after the victim of an Oct. 5 assault died Thursday of injuries suffered during the attack, unit coordinator Lt. Erick Bohannon said.

Clinton Norton Jr., 40, died of complications of blunt force trauma to the upper body, according to preliminary results of an autopsy ordered by Justice of the Peace Thomas Jones.

The suspect in the Oct. 5 assault, Blake Remington Welch, 24, was arrested Oct. 17 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Potter County jail, Bohannon said.

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Nearly 12K ballots cast so far in early voting
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:31:20 +0000

There were 2,199 ballots cast Friday, which was the fifth day of early voting for the Nov. 4 election, according to the Lubbock County Office of Elections.

So far, 11,901 ballots have been cast during early voting, which runs through Oct. 31.

For a full list of all polling areas, go to votelubbock.org

Make fright night a little less scary for pets
myplainview.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:04:00 -0500
Human beings believe that Halloween is a fun time to get dressed up in costumes, trick-or-treat and throw a party.

National magazine ranks University Medical Center among top hospital employers
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:15:29 +0000

A national magazine recognized UMC Health System as an outstanding place to work.

Modern Healthcare ranked UMC among the best hospital employers during the organization’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare Conference and Gala on Thursday night in Chicago.

UMC ranked first for providers and insurers and second overall on a list that includes providers, insurers and medical suppliers.

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  Houston City Hall will be teal next week
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:59:19 UT
Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes from Lu Quast, a lawyer, educator and cancer activist, in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection of ovarian cancer can be extremely difficult. If you’re a woman, or there’s a woman you love in your life, you’ll want to know about this. Read on: Check out the lights on Houston City Hall this week. They’re a beautiful color of teal! They’ll remain teal for the entire week first of September, so look at them now. Check out televised sessions of City Council, too, and you’ll see some of its members wearing teal on September 7th, National Wear Teal Day. Why all the [...]

Who could be the future Sinatra?
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:08:00 -0500
On Monday, Old Blue Eyes comes to town. Sort of. Or maybe it’s kind of the chairman of the board.

Greg Abbott, Chuck Norris urge East Texans to ‘get out and vote’
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
TYLER — Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott told a Tyler audience Friday his election is an opportunity to put East Texas values in the governor’s mansion.

Weatherford posts $77 million in profits, could announce two divestitures this year
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:43:00 -0500
HOUSTON — Oil field service company Weatherford International could announce at least two major divestitures before the end of the year, including one that may occur within the next week, company lead

East Texas educator named teacher of the year
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A sixth-grade English teacher in Lindale ISD was named the state’s elementary teacher of the year Friday.

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