‘Miracle on the Hudson’ passenger to speak at Red Cross luncheon
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:15:00 -0600
Just over six years ago US Airways Flight 1549 made its miraculous water landing on the Hudson River, saving the lives of the 155 people on-board. While the pilot of the airplane — deservedly — has re
Felony arrests for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:51:00 -0600
Damien D. Barreras, 24, of Midland was charged Wednesday with possession of a prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility.
Gregg County court talks trees with city officials
The visit by a delegation of Longview city officials to the Gregg County Commissioners Court on Thursday opened a window for commissioners’ concerns about tree trimming inside the city and beyond.
Marshall ISD calls $109M bond
MARSHALL — The Marshall ISD board of trustees voted Thursday to call a $109 million bond election in May.
Thornton, Barrera are Citizens of the Year
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:15:00 -0600
A pair of familiar faces long involved in local charities – Travis Thornton and Frances Barrera – were recognized Thursday as Plainview’s Citizens of the Year for 2014.
Abell-Hanger Foundation director speaks at AFP meeting
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:30:00 -0600
The Permian Basin chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is looking to expand its membership in the philanthropic community so every nonprofit has the opportunity to access the resour
Drew Alexander offers to fund new Amarillo City Council candidates
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:05:20 +0000
Drew Alexander is still not happy with city government and is offering to pay other people’s expenses to challenge it.
He was an unsuccessful candidate two election cycles ago, drawing 2 percent of the vote in 2011 when he ran against 10 others for mayor. That included incumbent Paul Harpole, who pulled in 70 percent of votes.
Alexander ran an ad in the Wednesday Amarillo Globe-News that urged, “Let’s clean up, not shut up.” It states Harpole, all Amarillo City Council members and some city staff need to go.
MRT Book Club: How’s your journey down the Brazos?
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:42:00 -0600
Book clubbers: We’re two weeks into reading “Goodbye to a River” by John Graves. What are your thoughts?
Dozens of region’s best spellers compete for trip to Washington
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:04:32 MST
Cielo Vista Elementary fourth-grader Isaac Searle has never had a chimichanga. But the Tex-Mex food proved to be a lucky word for the 9-year-old, who spelled it correctly in the second round of the 2015 El Paso Times Spelling Bee on Thursday at Bel Air High School's Tartan Theatre.
Entryway renovations, new event venue part of Longview Comprehensive Plan goals
Two weeks before the City Council votes to accept a plan that will guide Longview’s future, key points from the document were given life Thursday as ground was broken on a park and event venue at Texa
Gun stores vs. museums: Midland likes its guns
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:24:00 -0600
Midland has welcomed its newest gun store, S&K Arms, with a flurry of activity in the last few months despite a lack of advertising. The gun store’s official grand opening was Monday, and not only
Report: Juárez last on quality-of-life matters
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:58:51 MST
JUÁREZ >> Despite making significant gains in crime reduction and job creation last year, Juárez is far from giving its citizens a better quality of life, according to a report released Thursday. Juarenses still feel unsafe and their economy hasn't improved, it said.
Lawsuit: Dalhart eatery X in Texas to blame for salmonella
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:21:03 +0000
Attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday in Dallam County against a Dalhart restaurant linked to a salmonella outbreak this month.
A Texas Department of Health Services investigation has linked 52 salmonella cases to X in Texas, or Ten in Texas, a Dalhart steak house, spokeswoman Carrie Williams said. Seven other cases have been reported but not connected to the restaurant, she said.
The restaurant closed temporarily for a “deep cleaning,” and health officials haven’t received reports of additional cases since then, Williams said.
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