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Body believed to be missing California girl found
wacotrib.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:12:10 -0500
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a dumpster at a complex in Northern California where she was last seen riding h

Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:13:11 MDT

NEW YORK >> The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

El Paso County to release new judicial report
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:21:52 MDT
A new report that allows the public to see how long it takes a court to dispose a case, the cost to clear a case and the number of cases that are outstanding on a docket was introduced by the county on Monday.

Motorcyclist who died in Sunday night crash identified
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:44:24 MDT
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has identified the motorcyclist killed in a crash Sunday night in Montana Vista.

Texans’ Clowney won’t be ready for start of training camp
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:22:54 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have placed outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on the physically unable to perform list.

AP source: Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays
wacotrib.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:46:38 -0500
DENVER (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki has been traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects in a stunning swap of star shortstops, according to a person

MPD: Man shoots another man after argument
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:48:00 -0500
A Midland man was charged Sunday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an alleged assault July 10.

Casali hits 2 HRs to help Rays top Tigers 5-2
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:26:17 -0500
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Desperate for some offense, the Tampa Bay Rays got it from a catcher hitting .214 and batting ninth.

Girl Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 1 Dec 2014 13:34:26 UT
For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. There are important e-lessons here, scout officials said, such as better articulating and tracking goals, learning to handle customers and money in a new way, and more efficiently processing credit card information. "A lot of people have asked, 'What took you so long to get online?' We spend a lot of time thinking how do we make this safe, scalable and smart," Kelly M. Parisi, chief communications executive for Girl Scouts of the USA, said at a recent demonstration for select media. For web-based sales, scouts customize their pages, using their first names only, and email prospective customers with links to click on for orders. The mobile platform offers tabs for tracking sales and allows for the sale of bundles of different kinds of cookies. Girl Scouts use their cookie money to pay for community service work or troop activities such as camping and other trips. [...] personal information is as protected as any digits out there, for both the scouts and customers, using encryption in some cases.

Texas Tech football players deliver toys, visit with Covenant Children’s pediatric patients
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:45:24 +0000

Cameron Cruz was sitting at a table Monday coloring a Texas Tech symbol in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Covenant Children’s Hospital when the hall began filling with Texas Tech football players.

The 9-year-old’s eyes lit up when the players walked in and one — Breiden Fehoko, a freshman defensive tackle — headed straight for the chair beside him.

Emmett Jones, director of player development for Tech football, said more than 15 players volunteered to go out to the kickoff event for the 14th annual Quarterback S.A.C.K., and several had to be turned away.

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Frenship principal named to Wylie assistant superintendent position
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:28:30 +0000

A 20-year educator from Frenship High School is moving to Wylie Independent School District, where she will serve as the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

Kim Spicer, who has served as the principal of Frenship High for the past decade, will start her new job on Aug. 10.

As the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, Spicer will direct the instruction focus for Wylie’s 900 teachers and 14,000 students.

Wylie is about 30 miles northeast of Dallas.

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Prison employee accused of helping 2 killers escape in court
wacotrib.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:12:48 -0500
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A New York prison employee accused of helping two murderers break out by smuggling in tools is due in court.

4 sheriff’s employees on leave after sex assault accusation
wacotrib.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:03:31 -0500
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — Authorities are investigating allegations of sexual assault at a Williamson County gathering that included three sheriff's deputies and a corrections officer.

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