Author: Poverty hurts our students
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:15:32 +0000
Donna Beegle grew up in extreme poverty, a world where her parents constantly faced choosing between covering the cost of rent, groceries or garbage services. She got married at 15 and became pregnant at 17, but earning a GED at 26 led to college and postgraduate studies — a path that was not without its challenges.
During Texas Convening II, a local education summit, Beegle recalled a GED instructor who berated her for asking what Watergate was, an experience that left her feeling humiliated.
Grand Prairie man sending $2.8 million worth of medicine to Liberia
Word of the day for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:44 +0000
WORD OF THE DAY
■ in ˈvi gə ˌrāt
Definition: (v) to give life and energy to something
Example: ““Her sentences march under a harsh sun that bleaches color from them but bestows a peculiar, invigorating, Pascalian clarity.”
— John Updike
Police release sketch of robbery suspect
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:09:48 +0000
Amarillo police released a sketch Wednesday depicting a possible suspect and a photo of a possible witness from an armed robbery at Whataburger, 4111 S.W. 45th Ave.
At 4:45 a.m. Sept. 27, police responded to the armed robbery call, where witnesses said a man wearing navy coveralls with a white t-shirt and a hockey mask covering his face demanded money from store employees.
The man, who was armed with a handgun, fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash. No injuries were reported in the robbery.
Man displays gun, lands in county jail
A man landed behind bars for having a gun sticking out from the back of his pants Tuesday evening, Laredo police said.
Three vie for District III seat
With a little more than two weeks before early voting begins, candidates for Laredo City Council District III are informing the public about their platforms.
The light gray sky bloomed with the neon pink as dozens of breast cancer survivors participated Wednesday night in the fourth annual “No Me Olvides” candlelight vigil at Laredo Medical Center.
Today in History for Thursday, Oct. 2
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:07 +0000
■ On Oct. 2, 1944, German troops crushed the 2-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people were killed.
■ In 1780, British spy John Andre was hanged in Tappan, New York, during the Revolutionary War.
■ In 1835, the first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers fought Mexican soldiers near the Guadalupe River; the Mexicans ended up withdrawing.
■ In 1950, the comic strip “Peanuts,” created by Charles M. Schulz, was syndicated to seven newspapers.
Naval Air Station locked down after driver failed to stop
Pink to Do walk Saturday at LCC
From green and gold to pink, the LCC South Campus will once again serve as the home to the 12th annual Pink to Do Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, continuing the college’s commitment to help the Pink to Do organization bring breast cancer awareness to the community, LCC said.
‘No risk right now’
While a patient in Dallas has been confirmed to have the Ebola virus, Dr. Hector Gonzalez, director of the Laredo Health Department, said Wednesday he is more concerned with influenza and enterovirus D-68.
Shots fired in northeast Amarillo
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:43:14 +0000
Amarillo police are investigating a Wednesday night shots fired call in a northeast Amarillo neighborhood.
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