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Waskom teacher honored for 40 years of service
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Waskom ISD Superintendent Jimmy E. Cox recently awarded a 40-year service pin to long-time employee, Ernestine Johnson.

Waskom VFD observes annual National Fire Prevention Week
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Waskom Fire Department is fighting fire with knowledge by observing National Fire Prevention Week this year in the same week that National Night Out occurs.


School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:15:00 -0500
WASHINGTON — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they’ll count the ways:

Calendar for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:21:22 +0000

Entertainment

Mike Fuller: 6 p.m. Burger Bar, 614 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-376-4700.

Dan Lesperance: 6 p.m. Rounders, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317.

Solano Project: 6 p.m. Ruby Tequila’s Mexican Kitchen, 2001 S. Georgia St. 806-358-7829.

Live music: 7 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.

Andy Chase Cundiff: 7 p.m. 575 Pizzeria, 7710 Hillside Road, Suite 700. No cover 806-322-5575.

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Perry compares nation’s struggles to Holocaust
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:38:59 +0000

LUBBOCK — After placing his hand on the Bible and taking the oath of office, state Sen. Charles Perry compared what he called the “spiritual battle” brewing across the nation to the Holocaust.

God has a place in the government, Perry explained in his inaugural speech as he vividly recalled a recent trip to a former concentration camp in Berlin.

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3 people hurt in Loop 335 wreck
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:37:06 +0000

Three people were hospitalized in a rollover wreck involving two pickups Tuesday evening on Southeast Loop 335 near South Washington Street, Randall County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Alexander said.

About 6:30 p.m., an eastbound Chevrolet pickup rear-ended an eastbound Ford pickup on the Loop west of Washington, causing the Ford to roll. Alexander said two occupants in the Ford and the driver of the Chevrolet were hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Both directions of traffic were blocked as emergency responders worked the wreck.



World War II warbirds prepare to take flight
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:22:00 -0500
Engines roared as warbird fighters prepared to take flight Tuesday at the Commemorative Air Force’s Main Hangar.


Man struck by van expected to survive
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:32:33 +0000

A man suffered serious injuries after being struck by a minivan Monday night on East Amarillo Boulevard.

About 9:15 p.m., Little Arthur Clayton, 57, was walking across the Boulevard when he was hit by a 2001 Plymouth Voyager minivan traveling east in the inside lane, police said.

Sgt. Ephraim Contreras said Clayton might have been leaving the Mi Tierra bar, located at East Amarillo Boulevard and North Hayes Street. Police said alcohol was a factor in the incident.

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Road rage attack
LMTonline.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:05:46 -0500
A couple who attacked a pregnant woman and a man during a road rage incident in early September at a local retail store have been arrested, Laredo police said Tuesday.

Longview native begins statewide marathon to raise funds for cancer patients
news-journal.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
When Oleus Lilly crossed the finish line in Longview in December 2010 after a 27-day jog from Fort Worth to Longview, he had a larger goal in mind.

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