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Marshall 4-year-old boy’s dream of becoming a police officer comes true
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Many boys dream of becoming a police officer when they grow up, but 4-year-old Victor Garcia doesn’t have to wait.

Accused aide speaks at abuse hearing
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:24:46 +0000

An aide investigated by Child Protective Services following abuse allegations at Arden Road Elementary School has appealed her termination from the school, according to testimony in a hearing Friday at Canyon Independent School District.

Edith Lewter was fired after claims emerged that she had dragged a special education student — Dillon Wade, 7 — to a small room near the school’s cafeteria on Sept. 12.

During testimony, Lewter said she had used the room about 15 times since last school year.

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Man arrested allegedly after fight over phone charger
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:58:00 -0600
A Midland man allegedly choked a woman during an argument over a phone charger, according to an affidavit.

ETBU named to national higher education honor roll
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
For the fourth consecutive year, East Texas Baptist University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Servic

Albertson’s, Lions Club shopping spree helps area non-profits
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Several shoppers from area nonprofit organizations had their buggies loaded Friday for a shopping spree funded by the Longview Lions Club and Albertson’s grocery store.

Abbott hints at tax election changes
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Texas taxpayers could be given a little more power over the government purse, if some proposals discussed by Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and area legislators become law.

Wildcat nation
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600

Pantexans get in giving spirit
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:54:48 +0000

Christmas cheer was thick in the air as families and children celebrated Friday at the Pantex Christmas Project Party at Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.

“At the Christmas party, we give (families and children) nice gifts and deliver their presents (to their homes) before Christmas,” said Laura Bailey, Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC spokeswoman.

The event hosted 149 children from 58 families for an entertaining evening of games, food, music, dancing and a visit from Santa Claus.

Bailey said $40,000 was raised for the event this year.

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Empty Stocking Fund: With stove broken, woman wishes for toaster oven
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:50:17 +0000

One Amarillo woman’s Christmas wish list includes just one item — a toaster oven.

Empty Stocking Fund Recipient No. 24 has a broken stove and no extra money to replace it. Her meals consist of cold, prepackaged foods.

The woman, who lives alone, also suffers from a variety of health problems, including a degenerative bone disease, congestive heart failure and asthma.

These disabilities prevent her from working.

She depends on $721 per month in Supplemental Security Income, plus $147 per month in food stamps.

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Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in

Church, fraternity group to continue toy giveaway
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Mike Mitchell hopes to spread Christmas cheer this Sunday by giving out toys to kids that are less fortunate.

Trinity Episcopal School holds World Bazaar event, study
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Trinity Episcopal School held a special program recently about culture. Called World Bazaar, the event is a cross curriculum, three month project that culminated in a huge presentation on Dec. 12 at T

Today in History for Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:35:35 +0000

■ On Dec. 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union as all 169 delegates to a special convention in Charleston voted in favor of separation.

■ In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was completed as ownership of the territory was formally transferred from France to the
United States.

■ In 1812, German authors Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of the first edition of their collection of folk stories, “Children’s and Household Tales.”

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