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Volunteers clean rio, trail
LMTonline.com / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:51:43 -0500
Several local environmental organizations held the 20th annual Dia del Rio, Paso del Indio Nature Trail workday at Laredo Community College’s Fort McIntosh campus Saturday morning.

Early voting for Nov. 4 election starts Monday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:22:21 +0000

The state reached a record number of Texans who registered to vote ahead of the Nov. 4 general election, but the number of registered voters is not a record locally.

Kim Davis, spokeswoman for the Lubbock County Elections Office, said 157,273 Lubbock County residents are registered to vote as early voting kicks off Monday.

“Texas has a record number of Texas voters,” Davis said. “It is not a record for us. We have had tons in the past that have been higher.”

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Bed catches fire in Midland home, no injuries
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:40:00 -0500
A woman likely will be displaced from her home after her bed caught fire Sunday night and caused significant smoke damage throughout the house.

Experts: Get ready to fight flu
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:46:17 +0000

Lost in the shuffle of all the recent news stories and talk about Ebola and West Africa and air travel is a problem that many health experts say is even more important — the flu.

It’s easy to find numerous references to the idea that “Ebola is bad, but flu is worse.” And Amarillo health professionals also say that idea has some merit.

Jarrod Hayes, a pharmacist at Southpark Pharmacy, said that’s because the flu virus is so easily spread between people.

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Fishermen oblivious as hotel guests cry “Shark!”
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:14:00 UT

A couple of early morning waders looking for a catch in the Gulf of Mexico have become an internet sensation after onlookers video'd them standing innocently by as a hammerhead shark swam right towards them.

Corruption runs deep
LMTonline.com / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:51:43 -0500
A thirst for power, money and greed led to one of the most corrupt years Webb County has seen in its more than 160-year history.

Subpoenas for sermons in Houston draw outrage
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:20:59 +0000

A legal battle between the city of Houston and religious leaders has erupted into a national debate about religious liberty and freedom of speech, even as Mayor Annise Parker argued the controversy was based on a misunderstanding.

Conservative lawmakers and activists expressed outrage upon learning that lawyers acting on behalf of the city had sent subpoenas this month to pastors who had vocally supported a failed petition drive aimed at repealing Houston’s equal rights ordinance.

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Felony arrests for Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500
Victor R. Brown, 48, of Midland was charged Saturday with theft.

Hallsville Outreach Center to start planting for community garden
news-journal.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
HALLSVILLE — Once flourishing with the greenery of squash, okra, peppers and purple hull peas, the Rusty Clark Community Garden in Hallsville awaits the begrimed hands of volunteers to sow the seeds o

Guilty pleas for Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:45:00 -0500
Guilty pleas accepted and sentences imposed Oct. 6-10 by District Judges George D. Gilles, Robin Malone Darr, Elizabeth B. Leonard and Rodney W. Satterwhite:

‘I am back’
news-journal.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
MARSHALL — After collapsing during football practice, eighth-grader Khalil Wallace is back.

Valls helps fill voids in WWII record
LMTonline.com / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:51:43 -0500
In the suffering discomforts of the final battles of World War II against Hitler’s Third Reich in the European continent, there are some events that did not make a commander’s report to superiors.

Residents enjoy sausage from centuries-old recipe
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:18:36 +0000

SLATON — Shanda Rodriguez reminisced about her German roots on Sunday during the 45th annual Sausage Festival.

Every year, she looks forward to feasting with her family.

“You can’t get anything like that,” she said of Lubbock. “It’s different.”

The festival began in 1969 with a 200-year-old secret Austrian recipe, which was multiplied to serve 524 pounds of sausage. Now, 45 years later, 8,000 pounds of sausage were produced and sold for the 45th annual event.

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