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Today in History for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:57:11 +0000

■ On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing.

■ In 1714, Britain’s Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I.

■ In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th state.

■ In 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force.

■ In 1913, the Joyce Kilmer poem “Trees” was first published in “Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.”

■ In 1914, Germany declared war on Russia at the onset of World War I.

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Swisher farming mishap kills Plainview farmer
myplainview.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:08:00 -0500
A farming mishap in Swisher County has claimed the life of a Plainview man.


Lubbock management moves into Lockney after fight
myplainview.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:34:00 -0500
LOCKNEY — Lubbock management has taken over the day-to-day action of the Lockney Housing Authority after its former manager and employee were dismissed following a fist fight between the two in early


ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann wears Chihuahuas Bark in the Park uniform on TV
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:05:57 MDT
ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann, who hosts his own nightly TV show named after him, wore an El Paso Chihuahuas uniform Wednesday night.

Well to be replaced to improve Ascarate Lake’s low water levels
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:40:38 MDT
The county will replace a 40-year-old well to help fix low water levels at Ascarate Lake. On Thursday, Public Works Director Ernie Carrizal requested Commissioners Court to authorize the purchasing


Two Sikh men seeking asylum have court hearing in El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:20:44 MDT
A U.S. immigration court agreed to a change of venue for a man from India who is seeking U.S. asylum and ordered a continuance in the case of second man's case Thursday in El Paso.

Editorial: Our community is all business; our coverage will reflect that
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:13:00 -0500
Today, we regret to inform you that another talented member of the Reporter-Telegram editorial team is moving on. Business reporter Cale Ottens is leaving Midland for Los Angeles, where he will write

Great music tells a story
myplainview.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:55:00 -0500
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French award Legion of Honor to WWII veteran Jimmy Holmes
myplainview.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:55:00 -0500
At first, World War II veteran Jimmy Holmes thought the French were cheapening one of their highest military decorations by presenting it to him this summer on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Felony arrests for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:53:00 -0500
Louis D. Alexander, 30, of Midland was charged Wednesday with burglary of a habitation.

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