Plainview child burned by firework
myplainview.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:48:00 -0500
A five year old child sustained third-degree burns after a fireworks accident Friday night.
Christ Church School offers enrichment summer camp
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:30:00 -0500
Summer vacation is in full swing for local kids, and while most would dread the thought of being at school, they may not mind being at summer camp.Christ Church School, formerly the McGowen-Stephens School of Christ Episcopal Church, is in its 59th year and is accredited through the Southwest Association of Episcopal Schools — a member of the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission.
Washington state wildfire victims return to burned homes
wacotrib.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:44:29 -0500
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Tom Bryant watched the central Washington state wildfire advance up a hillside toward his home, then turned to tell his wife it was time to evacuate.
Transgender immigration detainees may be housed by gender
wacotrib.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:04:52 -0500
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigration authorities will consider housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with in the wake of criticism about detention conditions for the populati
Asia stocks bounce back but Greece uncertainty still looms
wacotrib.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:46:42 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets bounced back Tuesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses, but investors remained worried the crisis in Greece could spread to other financially weak cou
Couple receives first license for a same-sex marriage in Bell County
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:09:00 -0500
The lobby of the Bell County Justice Center was an explosion of rainbows and smiles Monday morning as the Bell County Clerk’s Office issued the first license for a same-sex marriage in the county’s history to Tracy McLoud and Roxan Patrick, a lesbian couple.
Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on the auction block
wacotrib.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:26:46 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album.
Kansas City’s Escobar scratched against Astros
wacotrib.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:18:49 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar has been scratched from the Royals game against the Houston Astros with a finger injury.
Union sues feds over hack, says agency had ample warning
wacotrib.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:36:49 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contribut
County sets priority for renovations in new budget
wacotrib.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:33:00 -0500
McLennan County commissioners will consider a prioritized list of office renovations after a department head’s controversial request for improvements earlier this year was rejected by the court.
First lady: More foreign travel to promote girls’ education
wacotrib.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:46:26 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she'll do more foreign travel to promote education for girls in developing countries.
Veterans commission gives $450K for veterans’ assistance
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:59:34 +0000
The Texas Veterans Commission has given $450,000 in grants to two Amarillo nonprofits to help veterans and their families get back on their feet.
The Salvation Army of Amarillo has received $300,000 to provide emergency assistance for rent and utilities, and Family Support Services has received a $150,000 grant for mental health services.
Both grants will go toward assisting veterans, whether they received an honorable discharge or not, as well as their families, including spouses of deceased veterans.
US envoy confident Australia will manage gay marriage debate
wacotrib.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:35:55 -0500
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia says he is confident that the "great debate" among Australians over gay marriage would result in the best outcome for the c
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