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Report: Juárez last on quality-of-life matters
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:58:51 MST
JUÁREZ >> Despite making significant gains in crime reduction and job creation last year, Juárez is far from giving its citizens a better quality of life, according to a report released Thursday. Juarenses still feel unsafe and their economy hasn't improved, it said.

Man arrested on child porn charges
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:05:49 +0000

Police arrested an Amarillo man on charges of possession of child pornography, police said Thursday.

Police arrested Michael Clarence Kemp, 63, about 2 p.m. Wednesday after witnesses contacted police to report seeing sexually explicit images of children Kemp had inadvertently left displayed on a laptop monitor, police said.

One witness who saw the children thumbed through other images on the computer and even dug into Kemp’s cellphone, police said, where more explicit images were discovered.

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Former El Paso Catholic Diocese school board member pleads guilty to downloading child porn
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:33:03 MST
A former Catholic Diocese of El Paso school board member pleaded guilty to one count of downloading child pornography on Thursday in U.

More snow expected overnight
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:21:00 -0600
The inch of snow received early Thursday morning could be just a prelude of heavier accumulations today and throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Crime Spot: Man steals daycare van’s battery
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:47:55 MST
El Paso police are looking for a man who stole the battery from a daycare center's van this month in the far East Side.

Homemade, but historic
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:28:33 +0000

Ray Jeoffroy loved to shoot homemade film — family gatherings, activities around town, it didn’t matter. He often took his 16mm camera with him on the road; he was on the road a lot selling the Jeoffroy plow, a 12-shank chisel plow manufactured by his family in Amarillo.

“He traveled a lot, and always had that camera with him,” said Joe, his son. “He filmed a lot, lots of film. It was a hobby of his.”

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Marshall ISD calls $109M bond
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
MARSHALL — The Marshall ISD board of trustees voted Thursday to call a $109 million bond election in May.

New criminal assesment mitigates crowded prisons
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:05:00 -0600
States around the nation are trying to address inflated prison populations by new and innovative methods for diverting low-risk offenders into rehabilitative programs rather than prisons.

Education briefs — Feb. 27
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:08:38 +0000

Randall senior heads to TAFE nationals 

A Randall High School senior will advance to national competition after placing in the Texas Association of Future Educators Teach Tomorrow Summit this month.

Jamie Birkenfeld placed fifth in the job interview category after writing a cover letter and resume for a teacher aide position, as well as going through a mock interview with a panel of judges.

Birkenfeld now qualifies for nationals in April at Washington, D.C.


Holocaust survivor to speak at WT

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Calendar for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:27:02 +0000


Kwahadi Dancers’ Winter Night Ceremonials: 7 p.m. Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Admission $5; $15 with 6 p.m. dinner. 806-335-3175 or www.kwahadi.com.

Amarillo Little Theatre’s “Deathtrap”: 8 p.m. ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991 or www.amarillo

West Texas A&M University Brass Choir: 7:30 p.m. Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Free. 806-651-2840.

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Warren Flye is LaVern Roach Award recipient
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:57:00 -0600
Plainview High School senior Warren Flye was selected from 11 nominees as the 65th recipient of the LaVern Roach Award, the most prestigious recognition and the highest honor given to PHS male seniors

Men sentenced in heroin-overdose death
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:26:00 -0600
Two Midland men were sentenced Thursday to federal prison for their roles in the heroin-overdose death of a local teen.

Woman allegedly flees police for drug possession
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:11:00 -0600
A 24 year-old Midland woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly evading an officer in a vehicle at high speeds and being in possession of marijuana, according to court documents.

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