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Beilue: Clements choir is the voice of changing men
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:43:12 +0000

With the harmonized strains of “Amazing Grace” having just faded to silence, it was Russ Hirner’s turn to speak to an audience that numbered 45.

“We’d like to communicate this message tonight,” he said, “and that’s this — for God, no man is beyond saving. We serve a great and mighty God. So you listen as we continue to sing about him.”

With that, Hirner and seven others, with Andrew Argent leading them, broke into “Great is the Lord Almighty.” And the audience returned to nodding heads and tapping feet.

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Thousands turn out for health screenings sponsored by Longview hospitals
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Paul Walker does a health screening every year with his doctor, but that didn’t stop him from taking Good Shepherd Medical Center up on a free health check Saturday.

Service dog truly vet’s best friend
myplainview.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:40:00 -0600
Not all dogs are cut out to be service animals, say Taylor and Jessica Olson.

‘50 Shades’ stirs pot in religious circles
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:19:34 +0000

“Fifty Shades of Grey” has caused quite a stir in Amarillo area religious circles.

“First of all, I totally did not think it would reach the movie theater,” said Shay Wesley, 42, owner of Shay Wesley Photography. “I thought it would go straight to video.”

Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Dallas went as far as baptizing the book during weekend services, according to a news release.

“By baptizing the fantasy of that book and raising to life the reality of God’s plan, I want to show people that it comes down to one thing — fantasy versus reality,” Young said.

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El Paso Times Photos of the Week
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:56:56 MST
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El Paso Exploreum’s new bowling exhibit explains the nuts and bolts of pins and balls
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:06:50 MST
With the U.S. Bowling Congress Championships coming to town next week, the El Paso Exploreum children's museum is ready to use the tournament as a teaching tool.

Historical marker erected at iconic Longview restaurant Johnny Cace’s
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Although Johnny Cace’s Seafood &amp; Steakhouse will close its doors this month, an historical marker dedicated Saturday will live on.

Open Carry Texas braves snow
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:20:38 +0000

They marched on Soncy Road through the snow and the wind with rifles and shotguns on their back, pausing occasionally to wave to drivers showing support with honks.

“In a lot of the bigger cities, we’ll usually have at least one person who screams at you,” said CJ Grisham, president and founder of Open Carry Texas. “I didn’t hear a single person scream at us.”

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Probation office bids farewell to Miller
myplainview.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:48:00 -0600
Hale County's Community Supervision and Corrections Department said farewell to the work of a longtime friend on Friday as the adult probation office held a retirement ceremony for Richard Miller.

MFD responds to blaze across from Station 10
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:38:00 -0600
Firefighters at Midland Fire Department’s new Station 10 fought a blaze in their own neighborhood Saturday morning.

Farm Briefs: Sorghum leaves a lot to consider
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:23:42 +0000

There are enough choices of sorghum for silage to make your head spin, and since feedlots and dairies create high demand locally for silage, researchers looked at 90 varieties of forage sorghum in 2014 to find out the benefits of each.

Getting the most nutrition through digestibility can be a benchmark as can higher yields, depending on the end use. And then there’s water use.

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‘I still get to be her mom’
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Candy Miller says despite the recent death of her daughter, she will always be the teenager’s mother — it is, after all, a lifelong commitment.

Today in History for Sunday, March 1
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:43:16 +0000

■ On March 1, 1565, the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded by Portuguese knight Estacio de Sa.

■ In 1790, President George Washington signed a measure authorizing the first U.S. Census.

■ In 1815, Napoleon, having escaped exile in Elba, arrived in Cannes and headed for Paris to begin his “Hundred Days” rule.

■ In 1867, Nebraska became the 37th state.

■ In 1890, J.P. Lippincott published the first U.S. edition of “A Study in Scarlet” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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