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Reclusive suspect’s words draw focus to abortion rights fight
tdtnews.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:09:00 -0600
Robert Lewis Dear told authorities “no more baby parts” after being arrested for the shooting of a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, according to a law enforcement official, part of a rambling statement that investigators are parsing to understand the reasoning behind an assault that left three dead.Colorado Springs Police on Sunday said they would not disclose any information on the motive for the attack, a move that guarantees further speculation over the intention of Dear, whom acquaintances described as an odd, reclusive loner, as he prepares for his initial appearance in state court today.Planned Parenthood cited witnesses as saying the gunman was motivated by his opposition to abortion. He killed a police officer and two civilians who were accompanying separate friends to the clinic: Jennifer Markovsky, 36, a mother of two and Ke’Arre Stewart, 29, an Iraq War veteran and father of two.

Time spent as a POW incorrect
tdtnews.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 04:00:00 -0600
I thoroughly enjoyed the article on Elton “Buck” Turner. However, the label on the Facebook page stated Mr. Turner was a Japanese prisoner of war for five years.

Cold, wet weather lingers in Central Texas
tdtnews.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:03:00 -0600
Those who ventured out Sunday encountered the same disagreeable weather — cold and wet under gray skies.The cumulative rainfall measurement in Temple from Thanksgiving Day through noon Sunday was 1.48 inches, said Jamie Gudmestad, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. A South Temple rain gauge showed 2.00 inches for that same time period. The NWS cumulative measurement for Bell County was about 2.75 inches, she said.There were a few minor weather-related traffic accidents on Sunday, but nothing major, said a traffic control dispatcher for the Temple Police Department. All four lanes of Interstate 35 were open on Sunday afternoon, with moderately heavy traffic moving slowly.

George Bush’s advice: Don’t paint your mom or wife
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:40:50 UT
WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush doesn't readily offer political opinions, but when it comes to portraits, he has some broad-brush advice: Bush has said that an essay by Winston Churchill on painting inspired him to take lessons after leaving office.

Transgender entertainer Barbette blossomed from Texas roots
tdtnews.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:15:00 -0600
Barbette flew through the air with the greatest of ease on her flying trapeze. Her audiences marveled because she was a picture of feminine loveliness, athletic grace and theatrical polish.Her family knew her as their loving brother born Vander Clyde Broadway (1899-1973), the loving son of Joe Broadway and Hattie Broadway Wilson. Barbette lived life never quite airborne, never quite grounded; never quite female, never quite masculine.One thing for certain, Barbette was the consummate chameleon.

Temple City Attorney’s office adds fifth deputy position
tdtnews.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:13:00 -0600
Last week the Temple City Council approved the addition of Deputy City Attorney James Kachelmeyer, expanding the city’s legal office to five deputy attorneys total.

More flooding possible in southern Plains
tdtnews.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:06:00 -0600
A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more rain Sunday on already swollen rivers in parts of North Texas and Arkansas and made driving dangerous in parts of Oklahoma.The band of storms that has been moving through parts of the Plains and the Midwest since Thursday has been blamed for at least 14 deaths, including eight in Texas and six in Kansas.

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