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Today in History, Feb. 25
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2015. There are 309 days left in the year.

‘Live From Nashville’ show to perform in Marshall March 13
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The continued rise of “Nashville” in popular culture has inspired Matt Davenport Productions (“MDP”) to create a new touring production, “Live from Nashville,” celebrating the many faces of “Music Cit

David Curtis
YourHoustonNews.com / Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:00:23 -0600
David Lawrence Curtis, beloved husband, father, son and brother, began his life's journey November 18, 1956 in Casper, Wyoming and arrived at the end on February 6, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Oh, what a

Bold agenda: Can Abbott pull it off?
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:16:00 -0600
If Texas Gov. Greg Abbott can follow through on his five “emergency items” of pressing early childhood education; prioritizing higher education research initiatives; ensuring sustainable funding for t

Scenes from the USW strike at Motiva Enterprises
beaumontenterprise.com / Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:08:07 UT
At 6 a.m. Monday, union workers in camo jackets and overalls unloaded wood from their trucks to fill fire pits in the parking lot across from Motiva's main gate as six of them took over for strikers who had spent the night in near-freezing temperatures. United Steelworkers employed at Motiva Enterprises – a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil Co. and a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's national oil company – walked off their jobs early Saturday morning, expanding a nearly month-long strike to the nation's largest refinery and upping the stakes in Southeast Texas. On Saturday, Shell released excerpts from an internal communication it sent to its employees, in which the company said the central issue standing in the way of a settlement is not safety and fatigue as the union claims.

Economic development tops area’s legislative wish list
news-journal.com / Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Job growth and economic development are behind the top five issues a 14-county government coalition encouraged state lawmakers to address during a reception in Austin this past week.

Echoes of Auschwitz: Survivor’s legacy shines on through grandchildren 70 years after liberation o
YourHoustonNews.com / Sat, 14 Feb 2015 22:15:00 -0600
Whenever his grandchildren asked what the number tattooed on his arm meant, John Wiernicki would tell them that it was his phone number — that he had put it there so he wouldn’t forget it.

SWIMMING AND DIVING: County athletes impress at state prelims
YourHoustonNews.com / Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:08:00 -0600
AUSTIN — Area swimmers and divers have high hopes for Saturday’s state finals if Friday’s preliminaries are any indication.


Man convicted in deaths of ‘American Sniper’ author, friend
beaumontenterprise.com / Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:02:37 UT

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn intense interest, in part because of the blockbuster film based on former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's memoir about his four tours in Iraq. Since prosecutors didn't seek the death penalty in the capital murder case, the 27-year-old receives an automatic life sentence without parole in the deaths of Kyle and Kyle's friend, Chad Littlefield. While trial testimony and evidence often included Routh making odd statements and referring to insanity, he also confessed several times, apologized for the crimes and tried to evade police. A police video shown by prosecutors showed officers trying to coax him from the truck while he makes comments including: "I don't know if I'm going insane" and "Is this about hell walking on earth right now?"


Hallsville Bobcat Belles to present Winter Show
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
HALLSVILLE — Hallsville Junior High School’s auditorium was a flurry of activity Thursday night as girls danced while outfitted in sparkles and ruffles of all colors.

BOYS HOOPS: TWCA seeks redemption heading into playoffs
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:04:00 -0600
The Woodlands Christian Academy is looking for a bit of redemption.

Man hit by Conroe train in urgent condition
YourHoustonNews.com / Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:40:00 -0600
A man was hit by a train Friday night in Conroe and is in urgent condition, medical and police officials have confirmed.

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