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Community donates to stuff school bus with food
news-journal.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Three area school districts’ school buses were “stuffed” on Thursday to benefit four area community outreach organizations.

Empty Stocking Fund: Man battling health issues needs warm clothing
amarillo.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:16:55 +0000

Empty Stocking Fund Recipient No. 23 relies on one government check per month, requiring him to stretch and scrimp to manage day-to-day living.

The man’s Supplemental Security Income, totaling $721 a month, is his only source of income.

The money, plus financial assistance for housing and groceries, covers the man’s basic bills. But he cannot afford extras, including clothes.

The man also has health setbacks. He is HIV positive and has an artificial lens in his left eye.

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Waskom VFD
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600

Ariz. man pleads guilty in 35-pound meth bust
amarillo.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:46:47 +0000

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge linked to a New Mexico traffic stop that led to the seizure of more than 35 pounds of methamphetamine in Amarillo.

Richard Romero Rosas, 45, of Glendale, Ariz., pleaded guilty Wednesday in Amarillo’s U.S. District Court to a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams of more of methamphetamine.

About 4 p.m. on April 15, a New Mexico state trooper pulled over a 1998 Honda Accord on a speeding violation on Interstate 40.

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Miss Marion County wants to be a chemical engineer
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Beauty pageants are not typically known for crowning chemical engineers. That is, not until Ronni Bueche campaigned in the Miss Marion County pageant this past September.

Photo contest: Send us your Sun Bowl selfies for chance to win tickets
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:36:03 MST
Send us your Sun Bowl selfie photo for a chance to win a Hyundai Sun Bowl game prize package.

Abundant Living Faith Center Christmas Celebration play opens Friday in El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:17:27 MST
El Pasoans will have a chance to take a journey around the world and see how the different countries get into the Christmas spirit.

Man allegedly stabbed woman in Horizon City
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:22:44 MST
A 34-year-old man was arrested early today in El Paso on suspicion of stabbing a woman in Horizon City.

Holocaust survivor Sara Hauptman dies in El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:34:38 MST
Sara Hauptman, one of a dwindling number of Holocaust survivors in El Paso, has died. She was 96. Hauptman, a native of Poland described as a brave woman by her friends, was among 75 Holocaust

Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:19:21 +0000

■ On Dec. 19, 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice president of the United States in the U.S. Senate chamber by Chief Justice Warren Burger with President Gerald R. Ford looking on (in a first for the Senate, the proceeding was televised live).

■ In 1777, Gen. George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to camp for the winter.

■ In 1813, British forces captured Fort Niagara during the War of 1812.

■ In 1843, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, was first published in England.

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DPS offers tips to avoid vehicle thefts
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans that the holiday season can be a prime time for vehicle thefts and is encouraging individuals to take necessary precautions to protec

Tijerina shares his vision
LMTonline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:28:27 -0600
Webb County Judge Elect Tano Tijerina shared his vision for Laredo with business and city leaders Thursday, and named growing local businesses as one of his priorities when he enters office in January.

Man arrested for indecency with child
LMTonline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:28:27 -0600
A 32-year-old man has been arrested for inappropriately touching his 13-year-old relative, the Webb County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

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