Highway funding experts urge Nov. 4 ballot
A trio of highway funding experts urged Longview business leaders Thursday to support a Nov. 4 referendum that would dedicate billions from the state’s emergency reserves for highway infrastructure wo
Longview City Council to meet early, talk budget
The Longview City Council will have an early start to Thursday’s meeting to work through how the city’s comprehensive plan may affect next year’s budget.
Pizza Hut restaurant catches fire
A fire ignited at the Pizza Hut at Guadalupe and Meadow on Thursday afternoon after a delivery truck took down a power line that landed on the restaurant’s roof.
Jury indicts Vera
A Laredo city councilman charged with felony drug possession and filing a false police report has been indicted by a grand jury, the Webb County district attorney’s office said Thursday.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center renovation won’t cancel holiday performances
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:55:19 +0000
Plans to renovate the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center’s theater and banquet hall won’t interrupt the annual Christmas festivities the Lubbock landmark is known for, but other programs may have to find a new venue — at least for 2015.
An annual Ballet Lubbock show is one.
“The only thing it will really affect is our school performance, which is typically either the second or third week of May,” said Nicholas Dragga, executive director of Ballet Lubbock. “We will have to find a different performance venue for that.”
Ribbon-cutting at Legacy Elementary School opens campus to parents and students
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:24:08 +0000
Casey Glass said she and her husband moved their family to Frenship Independent School District deliberately last year, only to find out a month later that their future kindergartner wouldn’t be in the school they wanted.
But as Glass and her daughter, Ziba, came to Legacy Elementary School’s meet-the-teacher night on Thursday, they were both excited about the new school building with the same principal, Cheryl Booher, from the school they had hoped to attend.
Felony arrests for Friday, August 22, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:42:00 -0500
Karlos M. Carter, 35, of San Bernardino, California, was charged Wednesday with being a fugitive from justice.
Mustang Stampede to spotlight P-51s, show cars
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:39:00 -0500
Automobiles and airplanes will be on display this weekend during the third annual Mustang Stampede.
ETBU staff overwhelms new students, parents with help during move-in day
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
East Texas Baptist University’s campus bustled with activity Thursday as staff and teachers helped students move into their new dorms.
United Way kicks off 2014 campaign
amarillo.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:10:28 +0000
There was a slight twist on the campaign goal announced Thursday by the “Big Three” campaign co-chairmen during the 2014 United Way of Amarillo & Canyon Kickoff Luncheon in Amarillo Civic Center Complex.
Instead of couching the goal in financial terms, co-chairmen Chris Stone, William Ware and Canyon Mayor Quinn Alexander cheered on volunteers as they flipped over cards to reveal a goal of 108,000 lives to be improved by this year’s campaign.
Pine Tree hosts scrimmage to benefit special needs coaches, athletes
A scrimmage to benefit the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation Benevolence Fund will kick off today at Pirate Stadium.
A man was found dead Thursday in the driveway of a residence in Central Laredo, police said.
Kilgore board stands behind RR quiet zone
The Kilgore Main Street Advisory Board on Thursday officially recommended the city spend about $41,000 to make a railroad quiet zone downtown.
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