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Plane makes cautionary stop in Amarillo
amarillo.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:01:28 +0000

A small aircraft made a cautionary stop in Amarillo for minor repairs Wednesday, authorities said.

About 9:30 a.m., several emergency response units were dispatched to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in response to an aircraft emergency, Amarillo Fire Department authorities said.

Pilots of the small, four-person aircraft feared fuel had been leaking during flight.

No one was injured in the incident. The plane had taken off and was back on course by 10 a.m.

Congressman Gohmert to visit Texas State Technical College in Marshall
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Congressman Louie Gohmert will visit the campus of Texas State Technical College in Marshall today.

Word of the Day for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:39:51 +0000



■ im·pugn

■ im ˈpyÜn

Definition: (v) to criticize a person’s character, intentions, etc. by suggesting that someone isnt honest and shouldn’t be trusted

Example: “There’s no way that I remotely tried to impugn his character.”

— Jean Schmidt

Watch videos of El Pasoans taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, submit yours
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:05:36 MDT
Have you taken part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Abernathy Teacher of the Year sees deafness as motivation, not obstacle
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:43:50 +0000

ABERNATHY — Keri Moore’s most-used phrase as a child was, “I can do it myself.”

It didn’t matter that she was born deaf.

Now a math teacher at Abernathy Middle School and the district’s newest Teacher of the Year, Moore wants her students to live by that philosophy too, she said in an interview Monday.

When Moore was 2 years old, a doctor said she would never function in the hearing world, Moore’s parents, Raymond and Martha Sue Lusk, said in a written statement.

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Program in Gregg County offers free teaching resources expectant parents
news-journal.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Maria Tidwell was apprehensive when, during her pregnancy, her doctor asked her if she would like to start meeting at home with a nurse.

Marshall woman warns of IRS scam
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Carolyn Williams was a bit shaken up Monday when she received an unsolicited call from a person claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, threatening to put her in jail for fraud.

Highland Park ISD board lowers tax rate
amarillo.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:14:46 +0000

The Highland Park Independent School District Board of Trustees lowered its tax rate for this year and approved staff and faculty raises during its regular meeting Wednesday evening.

The new tax rate approved by trustees devotes $.1219 per $100 of valuation to debt service and $1.04 per $100 of valuation to maintenance and operations, for a total rate of $1.1619 per $100 of valuation. With the new rate, which is $0.0056 lower than last year in its debt service portion, an owner of a $100,000 house would owe about $1,160 in taxes.

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Court affirms verdict for Muñoz
LMTonline.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:03:26 -0500
The Fourth Court of Appeals, based out of San Antonio, affirmed a trial court’s decision in a case involving business partners of the now closed night club, Vamp Ultra Lounge & Café.

Medicine or food? More families forced to choose, hunger study shows
amarillo.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:42:49 +0000

Hunger is a growing problem for children and seniors in the Texas Panhandle, according to information released Wednesday by High Plains Food Bank.

About 92,000 of the estimated 460,000 people living in the region received food assistance from the food bank and partner agencies over the past year, according to the Hunger in America 2014 study issued by Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief charity.

As part of the study, food bank workers traveled from Bovina to Spearman and all points between to gather information on hunger in the area.

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Land commissioner candidate calls for audit
news-journal.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Vietnam war veteran and former El Paso mayor John Cook called Wednesday for audits of companies doing business with the Texas General Land Office he hopes to lead.

Laredoans eye ALS ice bucket challenge record
LMTonline.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:03:26 -0500
City of Laredo Councilman Roque Vela Jr. is joining the Laredo Lemurs and Uni-Trade Stadium to attempt to break the current record of simultaneous ALS ice bucket challenges after Thursday night’s game when the Lemurs take on the Amarillo Sox.

Las Cruces Sun-News: Pichacho Middle School student hit by lightning remains in critical condition
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:59:25 MDT
LAS CRUCES >> Hunter Keffer, the 13-year-old Pichacho Middle School student struck by lightning Tuesday, remained in critical condition at El Paso Children's Hospital, officials said Wednesday.

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