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First at MRT.com ... Weekend rains raise Lake Thomas from 2.5 to 26.1 percent full
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:09:00 -0500
NWS: Midland Airport receives 2.52 inches of rain Sunday; Midland International 0.03 of an inch

State debates requirements for teachers
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:51:54 +0000

Texas education officials took an initial step toward asking the state to reconsider raising the minimum college GPA needed for prospective educators to enter certification programs.

“A little nod ... saying ‘we know you can do it, and we support you in this’ would be a positive thing,” said State Board of Education Chairwoman Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands, who added the change would help restore “pride and value” to teaching.

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El Paso’s most wanted fugitives of the week
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:28:11 MDT
Crime Stoppers of El Paso each week releases photos and descriptions of El Paso's most wanted fugitives for the El Paso Police Department. Anyone with information on the profiled fugitives may call 566-8477. Callers may remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.

$45M North Hills Crossing shopping center breaks ground
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:31:40 MDT
The 250,000 square-foot, 45 million North Hills Crossing shopping center will be at Martin Luther King and U.S. Highway 54 in Northeast El Paso.
›› Photos: North Hills Crossing breaks ground

More than 1 inch falls today at Midland Airpark
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:53:00 -0500
National Weather Service reports Midland International still pretty dry

Hispanic Heritage Month profile: Manny Perez
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:49:03 +0000

Editor’s note: This is a feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo’s prominent leaders in the Hispanic community. Amarillo Globe-News will publish one story each day through Oct. 15 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Many words have been used to describe former boxing champion and Potter County Commissioner Manny Perez Villasenor, but many people would agree that he was extremely passionate about serving his community.

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The Texas Tribune: Against the odds, finding refuge in El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:15:07 MDT
EL PASO - In a seafood restaurant where most of the wait staff and clientele preferred Spanish to English, Dekha Hassan-Mohamed mustered some dry wit that reflected how she was slowly adapting to her surroundings on the Texas-Mexico border.

RRC’s Craddick talks about ‘sustained economic growth,’ not ‘boom’
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:58:00 -0500
Craddick deconstructs the boom at Texas Tribune Festival

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