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Jefferson fundraiser grisly good time for costumed
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A good crowd was on hand Wednesday night at the Opera House Theatre Players-sponsored Monster Karaoke and Krazy Kostume Kontest held at the DB Frachise restaurant in downtown Jefferson.


$1.5M in cocaine seized
LMTonline.com / Sat, 1 Nov 2014 03:28:40 -0500
CBP said Halloween unfortunately will be a little less sweet for two toddlers after its officers at a Laredo port of entry seized $1.5 million in alleged cocaine hidden in a vehicle driven by a Laredo mother with her children in tow.

Early voting turnout uninspiring
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:13:49 +0000

The two weeks of early voting closed Friday with uninspiring turnout statewide and similar situations in Potter and Randall counties.

Local totals were in the neighborhood of the turnout in the last election with a governor’s race included. Friday’s total for the two counties was 22,052, including 6,670 in Potter County and 15,382 in Randall County.

As in the state, the general trend was slightly more votes. In 2010, the last comparable election, the total for Potter and Randall combined was about 20,000.

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Judge allows phone findings in murder-for-hire trial
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:34:45 +0000

LUBBOCK — Cellphone records show Dr. Thomas Dixon and Neal David Shepard were in contact the day Shepard killed Dr. Joseph Sonnier, a detective testified Friday in Dixon’s capital murder trial.

The fifth day of the trial began with Judge Jim Bob Darnell ruling he would allow into evidence information pulled from Dixon’s and Shepard’s phones, including a transcript of text messages.

Dixon’s defense attorneys argued the information from the phones would mislead jurors because it was not compared against a phone bill and could not show possibly deleted messages.

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Word of the day for Nov. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:26:06 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

abnegate

■ ab·ne·gate

■ ab ni gāt

Definition: (v) deny, renounce

Example: “The fact of so little cultivation does not abnegate the existence of industry on the part of the villagers.”

— Mayne Reid


62 fugitive immigrants
LMTonline.com / Sat, 1 Nov 2014 03:28:40 -0500
Federal officers arrested 62 immigrants with criminal records in a three-day operation throughout Central and South Texas, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Analyst: EPA’s hydraulic fracturing investigations can have significant impact
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500
Surging use of advanced hydraulic fracturing technology, especially in areas not accustomed to oilfield activity, has given rise to studies on the technology’s impact on water.

Space companies, city: Safety is a priority
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:33:00 -0500
XCOR CEO Jeff Greason said that Friday’s explosion had been hard, but that such accidents have always been a part of pushing new forms of transportation forward.

Man’s death under investigation after Oct. 16 assault
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:09:01 +0000

Potter-Randall Special Crimes Unit detectives are investigating a man’s death after an assault earlier this month on East Amarillo Boulevard.
At 8:34 p.m. on Oct. 16, police responded to an assault call at 3001 E. Amarillo Blvd. Officers found Michael Todd Williams, 47, lying in a parking lot. Williams was unresponsive and transported by ambulance to a hospital.

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Rivalry heats up Halloween night
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:28:59 +0000

Amarillo High School and Tascosa High School faced off once again Friday night in district competition. The teams’ deep-seated rivalry and the fans’ excitement was palpable at Dick Bivins Stadium as the teams poured onto the field for a game that really mattered for the first time since 2011.

Bridget Carrillo, a Class of ’88 alumna, watched the Rebels creep closer and closer to a touchdown as she recalled her days at Tascosa, the rivalry that began years before and how the nature of the contest has changed over the years.

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