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DPS offers tips for safe Halloween
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:01:47 +0000

As the streets begin to fill with tiny goblins, ghosts and ghouls, the Texas Department of Public Safety has a few tips to keep kids safe on Halloween.

Drivers should eliminate distractions, slow down and not drink and drive. Those in costume should avoid toy guns and knives, as they can be mistaken for the real thing; wear light colors or reflective material and consider face paint instead of a mask that could hinder vision.

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Jefferson Strutter of Week
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
If you ask Tammara Smith, 17, the daughter of Teresa Webb and Teddy Smith, what she liked the most about being a member of the Jefferson High School drill team, the Strutters, she would say, “The bond

Fall Festival a real treat for community
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Downtown Marshall was filled with costumed trick-or-treaters, both sweet and scary, at the annual Fall Festival on Thursday.

Conaway: GOP control will open up oil markets
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:15:00 -0500
Congressman Mike Conaway blamed the slow recovery of the nation’s economy on the Obama administration, the Affordable Care Act, and a broken tax system.


Man arrested for possessing meth, pot
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:23:00 -0500
A man was arrested in Midland County for allegedly possessing more than 72 grams of illegal drugs.

Doctor’s lawyers question police
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Attorneys for a plastic surgeon charged with the death of a hospital pathologist who was dating the surgeon’s former girlfriend say authorities missed another potential suspect.

State’s early voting numbers flat
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
AUSTIN — If voters are overly excited about electing the first new Texas governor in 14 years and wholesale changes across state government, the turnout so far hasn’t shown it.

Candidate forum slated Saturday
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Registered Voters of East Texas is holding a candidate forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, featuring candidates who are vying for contested county positions in the Nov. 4 general election.

Funding approved for Randall airport improvement
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:33:05 +0000

At its October meeting, Texas Transportation Commission approved about $44,590 for improvements at the Randall County Airport, Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Paul Braun said in a news release.

The funds will go to fund projects including a feasibility study, and a consultant will be chosen this fall. Project costs will be funded through Randall County and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which funds improvements in the state’s aviation system, the release said.

This year, TxDOT expects to provide about $60 million in funding for community airpots.

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Trooper, bystander save driver from burning car
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:42:27 +0000

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and a bystander helped rescue a crash victim from a burning vehicle Thursday morning on Farm to Market Road 1541, Trooper Christopher Ray said in a release.

About 11:50 a.m., Trooper Judy Haley came across a two-vehicle wreck just south of Camp Don Harrington.

A 2014 Ford Edge had crossed the center stripe of the highway, colliding with a 2005 Chevrolet pickup towing a travel trailer before crashing into a fence.

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Today last chance to cast early ballot
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Today is the last day of early voting before Tuesday’s general election.

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