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Baby gazelle Mystique reunited with herd at El Paso Zoo
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:17:53 MDT
A family of gazelles at the El Paso Zoo has been reunited as the newest baby has joined the herd, officials said.

Calendar for Saturday, March 28
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:16:49 +0000

Entertainment

Freedom in Music Project fundraiser: 4 p.m. Moe Dog’s, 3515 S.W. Sixth Ave. Features The High Desert Blues Band. no cover; donations accepted. 806-374-0097, www.goldenlightcafe.com or www.thefreedominmusicproject.com.

Cimarron Moon: 6 p.m. Pescaraz Italian Restaurant, 3415 Bell St. No cover. 806-350-5430.

James Olen: 7 p.m. Eddie’s Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. No cover. 806-220-2588.

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Community garden at the Chamizal area in El Paso planted
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:59:02 MDT
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›› Photos: Chamizal Community Garden in south El Paso


Fukushima disaster reporter comes to AC, WT
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:17:53 +0000

A Japanese reporter who has covered the Fukushima nuclear disaster will speak during two lectures next week at Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University.

WT and AC will host Fulbright visiting scholar Jin Nishikawa, who is currently studying at Harvard University, during lectures on March 31 and April 2, when he will speak about his research on Fukushima and nuclear waste.

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USDA Extends ARC and PLC deadlines
myplainview.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:23:00 -0500
WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverag

Texas Community Futures Forum is April 7
myplainview.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0500
The Texas Community Futures forum will be held in Hale Country to assist local Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service agents and the Leadership Advisory Board identify the most critical issues affec


Word of the Day for Saturday, March 28
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:18:23 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

oakum

■ oa.kum

■ ō kəm

Definition: (n) loosely twisted hemp or jute fiber impregnated with tar or a tar derivative and used in caulking seams and packing joints

Example: The strands of old junk were teased apart in the process called picking oakum.


El Paso County unemployment rate of 5.3 percent remains below national rate
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:06:48 MDT
El Paso County's unemployment rate was below the national rate in February for the second consecutive month — something that has not happened in years, data released Friday show.

January 1980 kept farm doctor busy
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:49:32 +0000

January, 1980 is a month I’ll never forget. It all started out about Jan. 7. The previous spring I had a big hand in selecting the bulls we were gonna use on Albert and Louie’s heifers.

Albert had 400 head and we decided to artificially inseminate them one cycle, then use clean up bulls.

After much discussion with the local AI man I chose a Brangus bull; an easy calver, the book said. For Louie’s 125 heifers, I bought him six brown Swiss bulls.

That fateful morning I called Albert on the phone:

“Mornin’, Albert! How’s it going?”

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Officials object to pausing SPS rate case
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:10:11 +0000

The staff of the Public Utility Commission has filed an objection to a request to take a break in the $64.7 million Southwestern Public Service rate case to try reaching a settlement through negotiations.

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Midland unemployment rate still below same month in 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:46:00 -0500
Midland’s unemployment rate inched higher for a second consecutive month, with the February rate coming in at 2.8 percent, up from 2.6 percent in January but below 3.2 percent last February.

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