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Study: Local single moms face big hurdles
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:02:35 +0000

Single moms in the Amarillo metro area are much more likely to live in poverty than their counterparts across Texas, typically earn less than men and often are uninsured, according to a detailed research study released Thursday.

More than 250 people attended Amarillo Area Foundation Women’s Philanthropy Fund annual meeting Thursday to hear a presentation on a comprehensive study of economic issues for women in Texas and Amarillo.

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Man arrested for possessing meth, pot
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:23:00 -0500
A man was arrested in Midland County for allegedly possessing more than 72 grams of illegal drugs.


Hallsville Intermediate School receives $4,580 from drive
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Marshall helped raise $4,580 in funding for Hallsville Intermediate School with Chrysler’s “Drive for the Kids” program.

Firefighters battle blaze on North Madison Street
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:09:31 +0000

Amarillo firefighters brought a blaze under control Thursday night in the 400 block of North Madison Street, Amarillo Fire Department District Chief Dan Bush said.
at 11:04 p.m., firefighters responded to the call, and found the front side of a house on the block was fully engulfed in flames.
The blaze was brought under control by 11:20 p.m., and fire investigators were en route to determine a cause.
No injuries were reported. The house is occupied, though no one was at home when the fire broke out, authorities said.


Man gets life for child sex assault
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Rusk County man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Candidate forum slated Saturday
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Registered Voters of East Texas is holding a candidate forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, featuring candidates who are vying for contested county positions in the Nov. 4 general election.

Residents turn out to express election woes
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A standing room only crowd showed up Thursday at the special-called meeting of the Harrison County Elections Commission to hear how it planned to remedy the concerns of voters, brought to members’ att


Longview continues to pay high price for 2011 tree damage
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The city of Longview is still feeling the effects of the 2011 drought and was forced to cut down more than 200 dead or dying trees during the last fiscal year.

WT finance program among top 10, magazine says
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:22:32 +0000

Among the likes of
Columbia and Brandeis universities, The Financial Engineer magazine ranked West Texas A&M University’s Master of Science in finance and economics No. 10 in its
2015 ranking of economics and finance graduate programs.

“It is rewarding to be recognized among our peers for the excellence of our program, our faculty and our student outcomes,” said Neil Terry, dean of the College of Business.

“This recognition is one of many recent external confirmations of the university’s rising prominence.”

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Breast cancer awareness event paints town pink
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:19:00 -0500
For this year’s Pink the Basin Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon, the Horseshoe Arena was transformed into a sea of pink, with decorations, tabletops and a massive crowd.

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