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Beilue: Woman sleeps in camper at park
amarillo.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:21:14 +0000

A light tap on the driver’s side window at mid-morning last week woke Terri Adams, asleep in her 2002 Sierra GMC truck. In the mountain of possessions inside, her dogs — Koda, a dachshund mix, and L.T., a chihuahua mix — began to yelp.

Adams sleeps between two and four hours a day, nearly always in the morning.

It’s safer that way.

“I have trouble sleeping,” she said. “At night, it’s more scarier.”

Adams, 43, her two dogs and everything she hasn’t sold that will fit in her truck and ill-fitting camper on the back are her home.

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Marshallite named to honor roll
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Connor Scott Lloyd of Marshall was named to the President’s Honor List for the fall 2014 semester at McNeese State University has been announced.

Robotics competition teaches STEM skills
amarillo.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:18:44 +0000

Friends who invent together, stay together.

At least that’s the case for Kelton T-STEM Academy students Sarah Garner and Jasmine Betancud, who participated in the TCEA Area 16 Robotics Competition on Saturday.

The sophomore students and longtime friends invented a quiet, small, cost efficient soda machine that could be used in an array of environments.

“It’s small and out of the way,” Garner said of the lego machine they named, Legzoda.

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Today in history for Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
amarillo.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:35:05 +0000

■ In 1915, America’s first official transcontinental telephone call took place as Alexander Graham Bell, who was in New York, spoke to his former assistant, Thomas Watson, who was in San Francisco, over a line set up by American Telephone & Telegraph.

■ In 1533, England’s King Henry VIII secretly married his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who later gave birth to Elizabeth I.

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Waskom holds district UIL competition event
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Waskom Elementary School hosted the district University Interscholastic League competition this past week.

Academic Spotlight: Andrew Ezzell, 18
amarillo.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:21:35 +0000

Academic Spotlight

Andrew Ezzell, 18

Class: Senior, Canadian High School

Nominated by: Rick Berry, Principal

Why does this student stand out?: “He ranks No. 2 in his class, and he participated at a very high level on the state championship football team. He is a great all-around student athlete, very respectful, very hardworking and just a great role model for our students.”

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Body found in Grant County
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:04:56 MST
Grant County sheriff's officials on Wednesday found the body of a man near Silver City. The body was found on a dirt road near the cemetery off of Georgetown Road, officials said.

New U.S. Senate energy chairwoman Murkowski has Alaska-size plans
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:38:00 -0600
When Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski called for an end to the longstanding U.S. ban on crude exports last January, the Alaskan was entering uncharted territory.

Council positions up in May across East Texas
news-journal.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Numerous seats on area city councils will be up for election in May.


Former state senator Shapleigh discusses education issues affecting Texas at Irvin High School
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:07:36 MST
Former state senator Shapleigh discusses education issues affecting Texas at Irvin High School Former state senator Eliot Shapleigh discussed on Saturday the historical impact the Texas legislature has had on the educational system and how it is important for community members to get involved to help improve school systems.

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