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Education in Brief for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:14:00 -0600
OC student dies in wreck

Kilgore names interim manager
news-journal.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
KILGORE — The Kilgore City Council unanimously selected Plano’s assistant city manager to run the city until a full-time chief can be found, passing on two local administrators.

Jefferson City Council meeting canceled, chamber decision at a standstill
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
JEFFERSON — At the start of the 5:30 p.m. city council meeting, to a room full of business owners, concerned residents and city leaders Tuesday night anticipating the final decision of the council to

Police: Brother stabs brother in N.E. Amarillo
amarillo.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:17:18 +0000

Amarillo police are investigating a Tuesday night stabbing in northeast Amarillo, Sgt. Jeff Hooten said.

About 9:30 p.m., officers received a call in the 1200 block of Jasmine Street.

Police are dealing with a language barrier and are working with a translator, but the stabbing appears to have resulted from an argument between two brothers, a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old. The younger brother stabbed the older brother, Hooten said.

The parties involved speak a Karen language indigenous to Burma, police said.

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Trinity students award 10 grants to nonprofits
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:53:00 -0600
Five Trinity School upperclassmen with “hearts as big as Texas” learned firsthand it’s not as easy to give away money as it may sound.

Two accused of arson
LMTonline.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:17:02 -0600
Two volunteer firefighters have been arrested for allegedly setting fire to abandoned homes in El Cenizo.

Marshall ISD approves recarpeting for $58,300
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Marshall Independent School District's administrative offices will get a new look when more than 25,000 square feet of modular tile carpet will be installed in the next few weeks.

Man arrested for theft
LMTonline.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:17:02 -0600
A man accused of allegedly stealing a trailer and selling it for scrap metal has been arrested, Laredo police said Tuesday.

Performance-based college tuition could motivate high school students
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:01:00 -0600
The third six weeks is a scary time for many teachers, especially those who teach one-semester courses. Economics and government, for example, are one-semester courses in which half of the grade is of

Sandie Classics keeps grads together
amarillo.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:50:07 +0000

In the Sandie Classics, there’s a running joke.

“We used to talk about women,” Bob Williams said, talking about 20 years back. “Now we talk about whose cardiologist is whose.”

In 1993, a few graduates of the Amarillo High class of 1962 realized they were losing some of their classmates after attending the funeral of a fellow Sandie. Five men founded the group as a way to bring them back together.

Since then, the group has met each month, starting out with mostly men and a single woman, Peggy Christian, from the class of 1962.

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Salvation Army asks for volunteers
amarillo.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:48:56 +0000

Christmas is less than 10 days away and The Salvation Army is asking for help to make sure local families in need don’t go without this holiday season.

Since November, Angels have been adopted from trees located inside local businesses.

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Rep. Paddie plans for legialative session
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
House District 9 state Rep. Chris Paddie plans to file bills related to the banning of synthetic marijuana, the enactment of the proposed Kari’s Law and more when the state Legislature convenes in Jan

City makes exclusivity window for Hotel Santa Rita developers
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:25:00 -0600
The city of Midland and developers of the proposed downtown Hotel Santa Rita No. 1 agreed on Tuesday to have exclusive negotiations on the former Midland County Courthouse property until March 31.

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