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Calendar for Tuesday, March 31, 2015
amarillo.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:45:31 +0000


AirPower History Tour: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $10 adults, $5 children. Texas Air & Space Museum, 10001 American Drive. www.airpowersquadron

“An Adventure in Canyon: Finding the House in Georgia O’Keeffe’s ‘Roof with Snow’”: 5:30 p.m. West Texas A&M University Jack B. Kelley Legacy Hall. Free. 806-651-2794.

Poets Elizabeth Raby, Jim Raby and Alan Barecka: 7:30 p.m. The Paper Crane, 2320 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free. 806-557-4172 or www

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No classes Tuesday at Lamar Elementary School in Central El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:28:41 MDT
Students at Lamar Elementary School will not have classes Tuesday after a fire damaged a classroom at the school Monday afternoon.

El Paso lawmaker says DPS not measuring its border performance
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:44:36 MDT
AUSTIN >> The Texas Department of Public Safety has claimed success in securing the border and is asking for $123 million more to complete the job.

Little Caesars Love Kitchen helps city’s homeless
amarillo.com / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:21:29 +0000

Little Caesars Pizza sent a mobile pizza kitchen to Amarillo’s Salvation Army on Monday to feed people in need.

The Little Caesars Love Kitchen, a functional pizza cookery built into a semi-trailer, has made stops in 48 states and some Canadian provinces, feeding over 2 million people along the way.

“It’s something that Little Caesars has been doing since 1985 … we take the truck around from city to city and state to state all over the U.S. and parts of Canada,” franchise manager Adam Sherman said.

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WWII-era bomber offers tours, rides
amarillo.com / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:11:13 +0000

This week, Amarillo is getting a visit from the world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress — and rides are available.

The warplane, named Fifi, made its way to the Texas Air and Space Museum on Monday.

B-29s, developed by Boeing in 1942, were designed for the European theater, but are best known for dropping nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in August 1945, according to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Cellphone ‘disrespect,’ AK-47 assault linked to SWAT raid of Northeast El Paso home
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:57:37 MDT
A SWAT raid at a Northeast home this month was sparked by an alleged assault involving an AK-47 rifle after a customer kept talking on a cellphone during a drug deal, El Paso police said Monday.

Previous ›› 2 arrested in SWAT raid in Northeast El Paso

National quilt judge part of local guild
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:30:00 -0500
While “Birdman” took the Academy Award for best picture this year, the 1969 winner “Midnight Cowboy” made a comeback at the Midland Quilters Guild “Oscar Challenge.” Twenty-one guild members entered t

City Council may expand Downtown development borders
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:25:01 MDT
El Paso city Rep. Cortney Niland plans to appoint former City Manager Joyce Wilson to the ad hoc city charter advisory committee, according to today's El Paso City Council agenda.

MISD ponders tax rate election, budget cuts
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:22:00 -0500
As part of an overall plan to address budgetary constraints in a downturn, Midland ISD and the board of trustees might seek voter approval this budget season if the district is to propose a maintenanc

WT to receive Purple Heart honor
amarillo.com / Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:54:54 +0000

West Texas A&M University will be honored for its work with veterans today.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart will name WT a Purple Heart University at 4 p.m. at the First Floor Atrium in the Cornette Library.

The designation is based on the university’s work with veterans and active duty military.

The Purple Heart University designation honors a college’s support for men and women in each branch of the United States military.

El Paso man killed in crash with tow truck near Odessa
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:45:38 MDT
An El Paso man was killed early Monday when he ran a stop sign and collided with a tow truck on Interstate 20 near Odessa, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said.

Selena forever: El Pasoans remember and honor popular fallen Tejano star
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:41:24 MDT
El Pasoan Sandy Reyes remembers where she was the first time she heard the infectious music of Selena — in San Antonio with her husband, listening to an all-Tejano radio station. Reyes remembers where she was the first time she saw Selena perform — the now-defunct Tejas Bar on Alameda Avenue.

Related ›› Selena's dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star's death

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NSA: Car smashes into police vehicle at Fort Meade; 1 dead
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:51:00 -0500
FORT MEADE, Md. — Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, prompting po

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