‘Mind blowing’ flames destroy homes in Washington state
wacotrib.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:24:54 -0500
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundred
Rodriguez: County clerks must issue marriage licenses to all couples
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:25:54 MDT
Texas Sen. José Rodríguez is reminding county clerks of their legal obligations as at least one West Texas clerk is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Voting Tuesday in Hale Center city runoff
myplainview.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:47:00 -0500
If the turnout for early voting is any indication, election workers could be busy Tuesday in regular balloting to determine the victor for a seat on the Hale Center City Council.
Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug
wacotrib.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:49:59 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first t
Supreme Court: Texas abortion clinics can remain open
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:26:00 -0500
The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas’ 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new clinic regulations and refused to keep them on hold while the clinics appealed to the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court order will remain in effect at least until the court decides whether to hear the clinics’ appeal of the lower court ruling, not before the fall.
Puerto Rico wants bondholders to postpone debt payments
wacotrib.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:05:28 -0500
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The governor has called on creditors to postpone bond payments and restructure the U.S. territory's $72 billion in public debt as the government closes out its fiscal year
Word of the day for Tuesday, June 30, 0215
amarillo.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:06:03 +0000
WORD OF THE DAY
■ leks ə käɡ rəf ē
Definition: (n) the practice of compiling dictionaries
Example: “I am not yet so lost in lexicography, as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven.”
— Samuel Johnson
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
wacotrib.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:02:31 -0500
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
Children’s Hospital bankruptcy mediation extended
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:22:46 MDT
AUSTIN >> The mediation over the El Paso Children's Hospital bankruptcy has moved into overtime. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge H. Christopher Mott earlier this month ordered the Hospital and its chief creditor, University Medical Center, to meet with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Tony M. Davis in El Paso last Thursday and Friday to see if the sides could settle their differences out of court.
Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum
wacotrib.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:33:14 -0500
CAIRO (AP) — For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him
Felony arrests for June 30, 2015
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:52:00 -0500
Chandler Abraham, 18, of Odessa was charged Friday with possession of a controlled substance of less than one gram.
Today in History for Tuesday, June 30, 2015
amarillo.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:06:16 +0000
■ In 1859, French acrobat Charles Blondin walked back and forth on a tightrope above the gorge of Niagara Falls as thousands of spectators watched.
■ In 1865, eight people, including Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd, were convicted by a military commission of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.
■ In 1908, the Tunguska Event took place in Russia as an asteroid exploded above Siberia, leaving 800 square miles of scorched or blown-down trees.
wacotrib.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:28:15 -0500
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — These Oklahoma lotteries were drawn Monday:
Rio Grande Valley