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Abbott pushes for open carry law
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:47:29 +0000

AUSTIN — On the eve of the Nov. 4 election, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said in a statewide teleconference that he would sign an open carry bill if it hit his new desk.

Then, the morning after his landslide victory over Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth, Abbott reaffirmed his support for legislation that would allow lawful gun owners to carry their firearms in full view.

“Texas, as I understand, is one of only about seven or so states in the United States of America that does not have open carry,” Abbott said in his first news conference as

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Community rallies to help children
myplainview.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:08:00 -0600
Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a series of stories about community generosity that will run intermittently.  If you have a story please share it with the Plainview Herald.

Organizer of Ferguson rally in Longview a mystery
news-journal.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Longview police are preparing for a possible rally or protest after a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decides whether to indict a police officer in connection with the shooting of an unarmed man in tha

Recordings: Kilgore College official broke asbestos laws, covered it up
news-journal.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
In secretly recorded conversations, a Kilgore College official admits to covering up asbestos violations and talks about withholding environmental reports from the public.

Plainview native featured on ABC Nightline news
myplainview.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:33:00 -0600
Plainview’s native star continues to rise, as singer and choreographer Todrick Hall was featured in a special segment on ABC’s Nightline news program Thursday.

Senator Rodríguez has high ambitions for new Senate
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:40:11 MST
@martyschladen on Twitter AUSTIN — Texas Sen. Jose Rodriguez, D-El Paso, knows that when the biennial Legislative session convenes in January he'll face a Senate that is more Republican and

Roast brings in more than $50K for charity
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:44:17 +0000

Short jokes and jibes about the death of the newspaper industry filled the air Saturday at the inaugural Amarillo Celebrity Charity Roast.

Les Simpson — publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News, which sponsored the event — took the brunt of the (probably tongue-in-cheek) stinging retorts as the roastee, but it was all for a good cause, he said.

Simpson, who sat on stage taking notes as the laughs and groans grew louder, also took some shots of his own at the seven live roasters and several others who contributed via video.

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A perilous stretch
LMTonline.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:07:02 -0600
REYNOSA, Mexico — Juan Marcos Guardado Salinas ran his thumb across the scars on his scalp, a painful reminder of beatings suffered as prisoner to the ruthless Gulf Cartel, he said.

Kilgore College auditorium open before air test results known
news-journal.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
KILGORE — Kilgore College Rangerettes rehearsed Friday afternoon in Dodson Auditorium, despite the college president saying earlier that the building would remain closed pending air quality tests afte

TAMIU online programs ranked
LMTonline.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:07:02 -0600
Texas A&M International University has been ranked the state’s ninth Most Affordable Online College by Affordable Colleges Online in its recently published research of not-for-profit Texas universities and colleges that offer online programs.

Gregg County commissioners to consider insurance for volunteers
news-journal.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Gregg County Commissioners Court on Monday is scheduled to consider insurance coverage for law enforcement volunteers and an annual fund transfer to participate in a federal program to help fund i

Academic Spotlight: Hazel Nevarez, 17
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:43:23 +0000

Academic Spotlight

Hazel Nevarez, 17

Class: Senior, Palo Duro High School

Nominated by: Staci Unger,
pre-AP world history teacher
and class sponsor

Why does this student stand out?: “Hazel is an outstanding young lady and a wonderful representation of our high school. She is involved in many advanced classes and extracurricular activities, and she will delight you with her achievements and good character.”

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