Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in
2012 film shooting hung over decision
LOS ANGELES — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview,” the fate of the movie’s big-screen life was all bu
Christmas at William B. Travis Elementary
Man allegedly chokes, ‘hammerfists’, bites woman during argument
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:03:00 -0600
A Midland man was behind bars Thursday after he allegedly bit a woman multiple times, choked her and used mixed martial arts “hammerfist” punches on her head, according to an affidavit.
Best of Beilue: News flash! I’m no genius
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:57:47 +0000
Editor’s note: This column, taken from Jon Mark Beilue’s book, “This Might be a Good Story ...” first appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News on Feb. 1, 2009.
Here I was on a Saturday morning taking the American Mensa test. Think about that. Me, taking the Mensa test. That’s like Helen Keller testing to get her commercial driver’s license.
Latest nursing class graduates UTTL
Sixteen East Texas area students graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler on Friday, Dec. 12.
Buckeyes snag 3rd state title
Gilmer’s second-half comeback Friday against West Orange-Stark at AT&T Stadium in Arlington landed the Buckeyes their third state championship.
Calendar for Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:36:46 +0000
Amarillo Little Theatre’s “A Christmas Story: The Musical”: 2:30 and 8 p.m. ALT Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle. Admission prices vary. 806- 355-9991 or www.amarillolittletheatre
“Silver & Gold: A Christmas Spectacular”: 10 p.m. Features Red Room Girls, Bomb City Pretties and The Turtledoves. The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10. 806-322-1806.
Last minute Christmas shopping for the gamer in your life
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:31:00 -0600
It is not too late to shop for your video game inclined friend, significant other, or family member, even if this is the final weekend for holiday shopping.
Brylee Breland: 5 days until Christmas
Name: Brylee Breland
Accused aide speaks at abuse hearing
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:24:46 +0000
An aide investigated by Child Protective Services following abuse allegations at Arden Road Elementary School has appealed her termination from the school, according to testimony in a hearing Friday at Canyon Independent School District.
Edith Lewter was fired after claims emerged that she had dragged a special education student — Dillon Wade, 7 — to a small room near the school’s cafeteria on Sept. 12.
During testimony, Lewter said she had used the room about 15 times since last school year.
Pantexans get in giving spirit
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:54:48 +0000
Christmas cheer was thick in the air as families and children celebrated Friday at the Pantex Christmas Project Party at Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.
“At the Christmas party, we give (families and children) nice gifts and deliver their presents (to their homes) before Christmas,” said Laura Bailey, Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC spokeswoman.
The event hosted 149 children from 58 families for an entertaining evening of games, food, music, dancing and a visit from Santa Claus.
Bailey said $40,000 was raised for the event this year.
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