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Pine Tree ISD campus steps up student security for drop-off, pickup
news-journal.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Pine Tree ISD is stepping up safety and security for its students, issuing a memo to primary school parents earlier this month reminding them to keep children buckled in a car seat while on district p

Amarillo ACO scores $2.3M in Medicare savings program
amarillo.com / Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:41:56 +0000

An Amarillo organization designed to improve care and lower Medicare costs has reported $5 million in savings during its first year.

Amarillo Legacy Medical Accountable Care Organization, or ALMA, will receive almost half of those savings — $2.3 million — as an incentive to remain in the ACO program, which was created as part of the Affordable Care Act, said ALMA CEO Dr. William C. Biggs.

“Here in Amarillo, we’ve demonstrated that patients can get better care and at lower cost, so I think everyone agrees that’s a good idea and we need to make it work,” he said.

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YISD hires Pat O’Neill as new associate superintendent
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:32:30 MDT
The Ysleta Independent School District hired Patrick "Pat" O'Neill for associate superintendent of operations.

Marshall ISD trustees discuss buying buses
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
School buses and private donations to schools in the Marshall Independent School District were at the top of the list of discussion at Thursday’s pre-agenda meeting of the MISD Board of Trustees.

WT honors Dalhart couple
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:33:04 +0000

Dyke and Terry Rogers received West Texas A&M University’s Pinnacle Award during the WT Foundation’s Old Main Society induction on Thursday.

The Rogers, both WT graduates who live in Dalhart, have donated more than $1 million to scholarships and the Leadership Education and Development Program. They also founded the Agape Charitable Foundation, which helps build leadership and entrepreneurship skills.

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Hallsville purchases Christmas decorations with money leftover from budget
news-journal.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Hallsville officials are rejoicing after good luck, great connections and leftover money from the 2013-14 budget allowed the city to buy new Christmas decorations.

WT prof to chair SPJ committee
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:26:42 +0000

West Texas A&M University Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Butler Cain will serve as chair of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Journalism Education Committee.

Cain has worked with the committee on an analysis of high school journalism programs, which will be the first update on this topic in 20 years.

Cain and Megan Moore, editor of WT’s student newspaper, The Prairie, presented on the Global News Relay panel at the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Nashville on Sept. 6 and 7.

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Local experts: Domestic violence headlines reveal need for education
news-journal.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The people who deal daily with domestic violence issues say heightened awareness brought on by recent headlines from the NFL is welcome in a fight that rarely makes front-page news.

Three people arrested, accused of abusing corpses at Central El Paso funeral home
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:07:03 MDT
El Paso County sheriff's investigators have arrested three people on corpse abuse charges after finding five bodies, including a fetus, in various stages of decomposition at a Central El Paso funeral

Downtown wreck interrupts traffic
amarillo.com / Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:17:48 +0000

Amarillo police are working a three-vehicle wreck that is holding up traffic downtown.

The wreck at Southwest 10th Avenue and South Taylor Street has traffic blocked off at South Fillmore Street

The wreck involves a black Toyota Avalon, a brown Ford F-350 and a red Saturn.

Over a hundred years of Sageser farming
myplainview.com / Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:13:00 -0500
Working the land from dawn to dusk, their family has made up the silhouette of the West Texas horizon for more than hundred years. Representing the heritage and history of the Lone Star state, the far

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