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Hispanic Heritage Month Profile: Esequiel “Zeke” Castro Jr.
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:49:24 +0000

Editor’s note: This is a feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo’s prominent leaders in the Hispanic community. Amarillo Globe-News will publish one story each day through Oct. 15 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

There are two things Esequiel “Zeke” Castro Jr. was passionate about — education and children.

Castro was born Sept. 28, 1947, in Lamesa to Esequiel Castro Sr. and Ermelinda Castro. Education was a priority in the Castro household.

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Women files excessive force suit against Lubbock police
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:24:22 +0000

LUBBOCK — A Lubbock woman is accusing a Lubbock police officer of using excessive force against her during a 2010 arrest, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.

Veronica Hernandez, who was 15 at the time of the encounter, said Officer Adam Garrett Freeman acted maliciously when he assaulted and arrested her without probable cause, the lawsuit states.

Hernandez’s lawsuit names Freeman and the city of Lubbock as defendants in the case.

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Black: Do plants feel pain?
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:42:06 +0000

Beware connoisseurs! A new discovery might change the way America eats. Love your broccoli? Savor your home grown tomatoes? Would give your I-teeth for a blueberry pie?

This discovery could create sweeping protests and black markets like marijuana has never seen. Plants feel pain. That’s right, plants feel pain.

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Silver Spurs tradition continues
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:19:09 +0000

When former Lubbock High School football player Joshua Romo heard his alma mater would be playing in a different district than Monterey High School this year, he wondered what would happen to the longstanding Silver Spurs tradition.

As he watched his little brother, Lubbock High senior and defensive back Tommy Najera, hit the Plains Capital Park-Lowrey Field on Friday, Romo said he was happy to see the rivalry continue.

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Home for a hero - fallen soldier’s family gets house keys
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:50:30 +0000

Four-year-old Avery Taylor loves her new pink bedroom and all its Hello Kitty decor.

Her 7-year-old brother, Rylan, feels right at home in his new sleeping quarters built just for him.

Both know their dad would be proud.

Kelsey Taylor and her children accepted the keys Friday morning to their new home in Southwest Lubbock.

Built through the West Texas Homebuilders Association and Lubbock Homes for Heroes project, the homestead is dedicated to the late U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Houston Taylor. The Iraq and Afghanistan veteran was killed Oct. 13, 2011.

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