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Three longtime PCA teachers retiring
myplainview.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:19:00 -0500
Plainview Christian Academy’s annual fundraising dinner and auction on Friday was bittersweet as the local private school celebrated its 30th anniversary by saying goodbye to three longtime instructor

Calendar for Sunday, March 29
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:46:20 +0000

Entertainment

12 Gauge Band: 6 p.m. Amarillo Area Singles Dance Club. Ages 39 and older. VFW Post 1475, 1401 W. Eighth Ave. Cover. Nonsmoking. 806-383-3411.

Buckcherry with Sleep for Dreaming: 9 p.m. Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St. Cover $22.50 at door for ages 18 and older. 806-358-7083 or www.midnightrodeoamarillo.com.

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Foul play not suspected in man’s death in West El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:38:19 MDT
Police on Saturday said they do not suspect foul play in the death of an unidentified man who was found under a freeway underpass in West El Paso.

El Paso County students begin STAAR testing Monday
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:24:32 MDT
More than 100,000 El Paso County students will join nearly 3 million across the state in taking sections of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness this week.

Guilty pleas for Sunday, March 29, 2015
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:29:00 -0500
Guilty pleas accepted and sentences imposed March 16-20 by district Judges George D. Gilles, Robin Malone Darr, Elizabeth B. Leonard and Rodney W. Satterwhite:

Regional Roundup: Astronaut Willie McCool’s father meets Boy Scouts
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:54:54 +0000

Editor’s note: The Regional Roundup is a new weekly series of standout stories from area newspapers. This week’s installment features a visit to Pampa by an astronaut’s father, big changes at Perryton’s Museum of the Plains and a profile on longtime Hale County farmer Tom Horsford.

The Boy Scouts of America held their annual fundraising breakfast Thursday morning in the basement of the First United Methodist Church.

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Today in History for Sunday, March 29
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:45:06 +0000

■ In 1638, Swedish colonists settled in present-day Delaware.

■ In 1790, the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler, was born in Charles City County, Va.

■ In 1812, the first White House wedding took place as Lucy Payne Washington, the sister of first lady Dolley Madison, married Supreme Court Justice Thomas Todd.

■ In 1882, the Knights of Columbus was chartered in Connecticut.

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A new era for Lake Meredith?
amarillo.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:09:17 +0000

You can see just a hint of water at Lake Meredith’s Harbor Bay, which is still mostly dry where wind surfers launched and glided over the waves more than a decade ago, and that hopeful sign might be announcing a new era.

Since Lake Meredith almost hit bottom in 2013 with a record low water level of 26 feet, it has seen a snail’s pace recovery. Final approval of a management plan for it and the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument could add to the momentum of efforts to improve and protect those resources.

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Crime Roundup: Escaped inmate found under bed
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:12:41 +0000

An escaped inmate and the woman who gave him a ride in a stolen car were arrested Thursday when deputies found the man hiding under a bed.

Michael Christopher Bailey, 28, was arrested about 11:45 a.m. at 2001 N. Walker St. after a three-hour search, authorities said.

Savannah Marie McKay, 29, was also arrested after deputies said she picked Bailey up in a stolen Ford Mustang after he left work detail Thursday morning.

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As state troopers surge border, tickets decline and accidents increase in Texas
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:22:13 MDT
AUSTIN >> The number of traffic citations and warnings issued statewide by Texas state troopers declined by 22 percent between 2012 and 2014 as state leaders rushed resources to the South Texas

In Rio Grande Valley, officials question the reason for DPS stops
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:22:51 MDT
AUSTIN >> Traffic stops have spiked in parts of the Rio Grande Valley since the Texas Department of Public Safety surged troopers there last year amid claims they were needed to help secure the border.

South El Paso event to celebrate César Chávez will start at Border Farm Workers Center
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:33:32 MDT
Carlos Marentes, co-founder of the Sin Fronteras Organizing Project, has a lot of memories of the late labor leader César Chávez who coined the "Si Se Puede," or "Yes We Can," slogan.

Academic Spotlight: Sarah Thompson, 17
amarillo.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:14:38 +0000

Academic Spotlight:

Sarah Thompson, 17

Class: Senior, Tascosa High School

Nominated by: Lynn Pulliam, Tascosa High School principal

Why does this student stand out?: “Sarah is very strong academically and is also highly involved in extracurricular activities. She is a member of our varsity choir, Les Chanteurs, our show choir, Freedom Singers, and is a top performer in our theatre arts department.”

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