Fifth candidate declares in race for Fort Worth District 9 council seat
Today in history for Saturday, March 8, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 08 Mar 2014 04:27:02 +0000
Today is Saturday, March 8, the 67th day of 2014. There are 298 days left in the year. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. locally. Clocks go forward one hour.
On March 8, 1979, technology firm Philips demonstrated a prototype compact disc player during a press conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
On this date:
In 1702, England’s Queen Anne acceded to the throne upon the death of King William III.
In 1854, U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his second landing in Japan; within a month, he concluded a treaty with the Japanese.
Visual Arts Center exhibit puts spotlight on area artists
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 08 Mar 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The works of 18 local artists will be on display at the Marshall Visual Arts Center throughout the month of March beginning Monday.
Basin task force arrests man wanted in N.C.
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:25:00 -0600
A man wanted in North Carolina was arrested Friday morning in Midland by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
Calendar for Saturday, March 8, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 08 Mar 2014 04:26:25 +0000
The Sum: 2 p.m. Bracero’s Mexican Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395
Tennessee Tuckness: 6 p.m. Pescaraz Italian Restaurant, 3415 Bell St. No cover. 806-350-5430.
Stew Moss: 7 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.
Velvet Funk: 7 p.m. Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. No cover. 806-220-2588.
Pat Pruitt: 7:30 p.m. D’Vine Wine, 2600 Wolflin Ave. No cover. 806-467-9463.
Woman stabbed to death in south Fort Worth, police said
El Paso driver threatened with box cutter in “road rage” chase
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 8 Mar 2014 00:38:33 MST
A delivery van driver was allegedly threatened with a box cutter during a "road rage" chase earlier this week, El Paso police said Friday.
Granbury’s historic Brazos Drive-In reopens, going digital
Photo contest: Send us your UTEP fan photos
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 8 Mar 2014 00:39:15 MST
Are you UTEP's biggest fan? Send us your best photo of your Miner gear for a chance to be featured in the El Paso Times print edition March 15.
Spring forward: Set clocks ahead for daylight saving time
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 8 Mar 2014 00:39:06 MST
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: It's time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time.
Trace of rain likely ahead
timesrecordnews.com / Sat, 08 Mar 2014 06:28:00 -0000
The Wichita Falls area may see rain Saturday — but not much of it.
AC’s Suzuki program helps musicians get an early start
amarillo.com / Sat, 08 Mar 2014 04:36:48 +0000
Katherine Fong was too small to hold a violin when she began taking lessons, so she held a cereal box under her neck.
Fong has played violin with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 14 years. She’s also one of the many students who started out in Amarillo College’s Suzuki Program — which teaches students the language of music — and has gone on to play professionally.
Each year about 125 students from 2 to 18 years old participate in the program, which was founded in 1977 by longtime Amarillo Symphony members Helen Gerald and Suzanne Grooms.
Empty house in west Midland catches fire
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:10:00 -0600
An unoccupied house in the 3800 block of Cedar Spring Drive — near Midland Drive and Illinois Avenue — caught fire around 6:40 p.m. Friday.
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