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Family seeks records in ‘Bernie’ case
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Marjorie Nugent’s family believes correspondence between the Panola County district attorney and the people who made a movie about the elderly woman’s killer will show a conflict of interest in the ca

KW International buys Midland-based AFM
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:41:00 -0600
The Permian Basin is getting a new player in the oil industry as Houston-based K.W. International has bought Midland-based Advance Fabrication & Measurement L.L.C. to expand KWI’s Permian Basin we

County to begin paying 2015 stipends 12-21-14
myplainview.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:41:00 -0600
County commissioners will do their part on Monday to spread the Christmas spirit by starting the process of distributing more than $380,000 in 2015 funding stipends to 29 groups and organizations.

Timmins presented plaque at city commission meeting
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
At Thursday night’s city commission meeting, Zephaniah Timmins was honored for his years of service to the city with a crystal plaque from Mayor Ed Smith.

Animal shelter ‘not a boarding facility’
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:33:46 +0000

Looking at the big picture, interim Animal Management and Welfare Director Scott McDonald thinks there is some public misunderstanding about the mission of the shelter and the department as a whole.

“The purpose is to house impounded animals, and the purpose of Animal Management is to control zoonosis,” he said.

Zoonosis diseases are those such as rabies, anthrax, Lyme disease or plague that can be transferred from animals to humans.

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Marshall local graduates McNeese University
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
McNeese State University awarded diplomas and certificates to 689 students at the university’s fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 13, at Burton Coliseum.

How a Texas city banned hydraulic fracturing
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:45:00 -0600
DENTON — Cathy McMullen taps the brakes of her Toyota Prius after driving through a neighborhood of mostly one-story homes in Denton, about an hour northwest of Dallas. “There,” she says, nodding towa

Gift distribution a blessing for Longview recipients, volunte
news-journal.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Clay and Angela Crawford knew they needed to spice up their Christmas to teach their three daughters the reason for the season.

Tea2Go buys gifts for kids
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:37:54 +0000

A nationwide company with roots in Amarillo decided to give back this Christmas season by buying gifts for local children.

About 128 kids ran through Toys ‘R’ Us on Saturday, picking out Christmas gifts thanks to Tea2Go and CEO Jeff Hunt.

“I wouldn’t be successful if it wasn’t for the community itself,” Hunt said. “We who are blessed to some degree owe it to our community to give back.”

The company calls the event, Christmas for Kids, a time for families who might not be able to buy Christmas gifts to get together and do just that.

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Five questions with Megan Rico
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:30:00 -0600
Megan Rico plays Clara in today’s final performance of Midland Festival Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Rico, 14, is in ninth grade at Midland Classical Academy. At this time, she’s debating whether to dan

Today in History for Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:45:02 +0000

■ On Dec. 21, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman concluded their “March to the Sea,” which had begun in Atlanta on Nov. 15 and ended with the capture of Savannah, Georgia.

■ In 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts.

■ In 1879, the Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll’s House” premiered at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen.

■ In 1913, the first newspaper crossword puzzle, billed as a “Word-Cross Puzzle,” was published in the New York World.

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Marshall Police Department officers’ acts of kindness earn them MVP status
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
When word got out about an officer performing an act of kindness, no matter how small, officials noticed.

Man shoots wife, self
LMTonline.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:38:22 -0600
A man with a history of domestic violence shot his wife Thursday before turning the gun on himself, according to Laredo police.

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