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Gander Mountain outdoor sports chain’s El Paso opening draws hundreds of shoppers
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 23:26:30 MDT
Hundreds of people were lined up outside Gander Mountain on Thursday morning when the national outdoor sporting goods chain opened its first El Paso store at Zaragoza Road and Joe Battle Boulevard in a booming and growing retail area on the far East Side.

Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples
wacotrib.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 01:22:15 -0500
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A record crop of apples, coupled with the West Coast port slowdown earlier this year, is taking a toll on Washington apple growers.

Flight returns to gate at San Francisco to remove passenger
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 17:13:50 -0500
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Virgin America flight from San Francisco to Austin, Texas, has been delayed out of concerns over one of the passengers.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘All or Nothing Night’ game
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 22:28:25 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Night" game were:

Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 21:36:15 -0500
BALTIMORE (AP) — A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘All or Nothing Evening’ game
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 18:10:12 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:

Google unveils Android’s latest technological tricks
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 22:00:39 -0500
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels w

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.

THE LATEST: Call for revote if World Cups awarded corruptly
wacotrib.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 03:51:12 -0500
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:

Timothy Cole bill heads to governor’s desk
amarillo.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 01:58:01 +0000

AUSTIN — A bill named in honor of Timothy Cole is finally going to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for his signature.

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of House Bill 48, a measure that would create the Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission.

The final vote was 138-5, with all House members from the Texas Panhandle/South Plains delegation voting for the legislation.

“Thank you. I just want to briefly say that I appreciate those who stood by me,” state Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, said while surrounded by more than 50 of her colleagues.

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Legislature to reimburse county for ‘American Sniper’ trial
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 17:52:24 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature is reimbursing a North Texas county for costs incurred during the trial of a man who killed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend.

Mentors celebrate with a splash
tdtnews.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 22:16:00 -0500
Wildcat mentors and their fifth-grade mentees celebrated the end of a school year and the end of their mentorship Thursday afternoon at Lion’s Junction Water Park.Most fifth-grade mentees spent the afternoon floating in the lazy river and racing one another down the slide, while mentors cheered the children on and encouraged them from the sidelines. A few brave mentors joined their mentees for a cool dunk in the water, but lightning followed by rain cut the event short.

Local Spelling Bee participant eliminated at national level
amarillo.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 03:35:46 +0000

Amarillo’s representative in the Scripps National Spelling Bee has been eliminated.

Olivia Chen, a 10-year-old student from Windsor Elementary School, was eliminated during the vocabulary portion of Round Three.

During that round, contestants were asked to define the word “desuetude,” which Scripps defines as “apparently abandoned.” Chen incorrectly defined the word as “in pain.”

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