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Truck stop shooting
LMTonline.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:52:04 -0500
Laredo police shot and killed a man early Saturday at a truck stop in West Central Laredo after receiving a report of a person armed with a weapon.

Local butcher places 4th in competition
LMTonline.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:54:36 -0500
Laredo butcher, Mike Compean, competed in the National Meat Cutting Challenge last Tuesday in San Antonio, placing fourth out of nine competitors.

TAMIU group recognized for service
LMTonline.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:36:16 -0500
Texas A&M International University’s College of Education students added a new accomplishment to the students’ growing number of volunteer service hours as they recently received recognition from the Special Olympics of Texas.

Today in history for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:08:25 +0000

■ On Sept. 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

■ In 1159, Pope Adrian IV, the only English pope, died.

■ In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr was found not guilty of treason. (Burr was then tried on a misdemeanor charge, but was again acquitted.)

■ In 1894, the Great Hinckley Fire destroyed Hinckley, Minnesota, and five other communities, killing more than 400 people.

■ In 1914, the last passenger pigeon in captivity, “Martha,” died at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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Search on for elderly man with Alzheimer’s
LMTonline.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:36:16 -0500
The Webb County Sheriff’s Office remains on the lookout for a missing elderly man and is asking for the community’s help in locating him.

Boys Ranch Rodeo fans give boost to competitors
amarillo.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:13:42 +0000

About 10,000 people supported the residents of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch at the 70th annual Boys Ranch Rodeo.

The weekend event offered families a chance to participate in games, have a home-cooked meal and watch over a dozen rodeo events.

Of the many ingredients that make up a rodeo, residents at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch said the people who come out to support them outweigh everything else.

“It gives us confidence in our hearts and gives us a goal to meet,” said Robin Hicks, a 15-year-old Boys Ranch resident.

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Voter ID fight heads back to court
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:59:46 +0000

AUSTIN — As with every election in Texas since last year, voters casting ballots in the
Nov. 4 general election must show government-issued photo identification.

But will that requirement still exist two years from now when Texans, like millions of Americans, vote in the 2016 presidential election and in numerous other races?

A federal court in Corpus Christi will have a lot to say on the matter.

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Stronger oilfield activity injects momentum into economy
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500
The impact of higher oil and gas activity, fueled by a run-up in crude prices, continued to flow into the general economies of Midland and Odessa in July.

Beat the heat with frozen treats
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500
Although Labor Day weekend might seem like the end of summer, that doesn’t mean the heat is going anywhere. So, we looked into local fare that can keep Midlanders cool.

State lauds Gruver ISD for student readiness
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:59:15 +0000

Gruver Independent School District is one of 26 school districts in the state to earn a distinction for postsecondary readiness, according to Texas Education Agency.

“I’m so incredibly proud of (the students and teachers),” Superintendent David Teal said. “They set that standard so high, and for the staff and kids to achieve it was really a surprise.”

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