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4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:26:14 UT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago. Prosecutors accused him of coordinating the delivery of large shipments of cocaine from Mexico to the U.S. He's also accused of collecting and laundering drug money.


A terrible fascination: Zombies in current culture
myplainview.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:04:00 -0500
Nowadays the undead seem to come to life everywhere -- from novels to films to comic books.

99 busted in Houston prostitution sting
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 6 Aug 2014 18:50:00 UT

Twenty-three alleged prostitutes and 76 of their alleged customers have been arrested in a three-week sex trafficking sweep by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.


Friday last day for early voting
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:11:29 +0000

Friday the last day
for early voting

Polls closed Thursday after 2,540 people voted, according to the Lubbock County Elections Office.

So far, 22,951 Lubbock County residents have cast early voting ballots for Tuesday’s general election.

Early voting ends Friday.


Thousands celebrate Halloween early at LCU trunk-or-treat fundraiser
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:41:03 +0000

Lubbock Christian University athletes celebrated Halloween early as they handed out 20,000 pieces of candy during the first-ever Make-A-Wish Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Festival.

Becca Walters, associate athletics director, estimated more than 2,000 people attended the event Thursday in the parking lot of the Cardwell Welcome Center.

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Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:23:14 UT
The head of Mexico's federal police, Monte Alejandro Rubido, said suspect Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested Tuesday, in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood along with another man, two guns and several packages of synthetic drugs. There have long been complaints that private security firms that provide guard and bodyguard services in Mexico, are often poorly regulated and infiltrated by criminal elements.

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:18 UT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. Analysts believe the economy is maintaining momentum in the current quarter, with a big fall in gas prices expected to bolster consumer spending. Business spending on equipment grew at a 7.2 percent rate in the third quarter, and residential construction grew at a 1.8 percent rate. Much of the optimism for the economy going forward stems from the strength of job growth, which has lowered the unemployment rate to a six-year low of 5.9 percent. The additional workers should translate into more income and consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. [...] they viewed the Fed's statement as a warning that if the economy strengthened more than expected in coming months, rate hikes could start occurring sooner than investors think.

Felony arrests for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:58:00 -0500
Colter G. Pitts, 23, of Midland was charged Wednesday with assault of a family or household member with a previous conviction.

Police seek public’s help finding chase suspect
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:38:52 +0000

Police seek public’s help finding suspect

Lubbock police are seeking the public’s help locating a suspect who led them on a 9-mile chase through Lubbock on Thursday morning.

Police say they attempted to stop a black sport utility vehicle for a traffic violation about 2:36 a.m. in the 9200 block of University Avenue. Rather than pull over, the suspect continued driving. The driver eventually drove into an off-road area near 36th Street and Utica Avenue and then fled the vehicle.

Officers located the SUV but are still searching for the suspect.

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Conaway: GOP control will open up oil markets
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:15:00 -0500
Congressman Mike Conaway blamed the slow recovery of the nation’s economy on the Obama administration, the Affordable Care Act, and a broken tax system.

Ex-husband of missing Kilgore woman arrested on separate charge
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Harrison County man, who is a person of interest in the disappearance of his ex-wife in Kilgore, was arrested Thursday at his home outside Hallsville in what authorities say is an unrelated case.

Prostitute accused of killing yacht-owning client with heroin
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 9 Jul 2014 02:01:09 UT
Police arrested a prostitute on homicide charges Friday after they say she administered a lethal dose of heroin to a client and left him to die on a yacht in Santa Cruz last year. After obtaining e-mails and text messages between Tichleman and her clients, including the victim, police learned she had met with the man the night he died and provided him with heroin, police said. Rather than call police, investigators say Tichleman gathered her belongings, including drugs and paraphernalia - at one point stepping over the victim's body to finish a glass of wine - before leaving the boat and lowering the blinds to conceal the body, police said.

Hallsville High School’s production of acclaimed Broadway play set for Sunday afternoon
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Hallsville High School senior theater student Serdalyer Darden has learned a life lesson while working on the school’s fall play — people should be careful what they wish for.

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