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City Council, AEDC to meet Monday
amarillo.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:13:21 +0000

Members of Amarillo City Council and the Amarillo Economic Development Corp. board will meet Monday at AEDC’s request.

“We requested the meeting after learning that the new City Council members intended to call for our resignations,” said Ginger Nelson, an AEDC board member for about five years. “None of the new City Council members have been to an AEDC meeting.

“It didn’t seem best to have them fire the entire board without having ever talked to us. We want to do what we can to help this new council and the city succeed.”

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Authorities: Suspect high on meth during Arizona killings
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:15:27 -0500
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine when he shot the husband and wife, authorities sa

Malaysian premier denies he got $700 million from state fund
wacotrib.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:13:32 -0500
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday denied news reports that $700 million ($2.6 billion) were funneled from an indebted state investment fund into his personal

Documents: Mexican army ordered troops to ‘kill criminals’
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:31:09 -0500
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A human rights group said Thursday that military documents show high-ranking officers had given Mexican soldiers standing orders to kill criminals ahead of an army mass slaying of s

Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:01:53 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Th

Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank
wacotrib.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:14:06 -0500
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of

Amarilloans want to talk police brutality
amarillo.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:11:21 +0000

A group of Amarillo residents said they delivered information to each Amarillo City Council member on Thursday inviting them to a community meeting to discuss police brutality.

The meeting, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 9 at Black Historical Cultural Center, 901 N. Hayden St., is sponsored by Amarillo Citizens for Open Government, and follows local attorneys’ accusations that Amarillo police used excessive force during a March arrest.

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Five El Paso teens aim to race in national solar car competition
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 2 Jul 2015 23:44:30 MDT
Five El Paso teenagers are building a solar-powered car they hope to race in a national competition later this month — if they get the parts and funding they need.

Independence Day closings
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 2 Jul 2015 23:15:26 MDT
Closed today • City of El Paso offices • El Paso County Courthouse • Banks • Federal offices Open • El Paso Zoo • Municipal pools • Sun Metro will run on a

FBC had budget concerns at end of 2014, council vice chair says
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:24:00 -0500
First Baptist Church’s finance committee began having concerns over the organization’s budget at the end of last year. Spending to replace old pipe infrastructure had drained the church’s capital reserves.

Prosecutors say Paxton spokesman ignores facts
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:56:34 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — Special prosecutors heading the investigation of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says a Paxton spokesman's statement calling the investigation a "political hit-job" ignores the facts

How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings
wacotrib.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:38:46 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now t

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