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WT names new VP of business affairs
amarillo.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:26:45 +0000

Sherri Bays, who recently served as vice president of business affairs at Western New Mexico University, will take on the same position at West Texas A&M University in September, pending the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents’ approval.

Bays will take over the position left vacant after Gary Barnes became vice president for finance and controller of Texas A&M University in January.

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Balloon race: Volunteers work long hours, love the work
news-journal.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:27:00 -0500
Rainy weather grounded balloon flights Thursday, but it didn’t stop volunteers from starting their shifts at 5:30 a.m.

Police seek fugitive wanted for 2 years
amarillo.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:35:43 +0000

Amarillo police are asking residents for information that will help locate a man wanted for two years for a parole violation warrant stemming from a possession of a controlled substance charge.

Police have sought Quentin Adam Sanders, 43, since July 30, 2012. Authorities warn that Sanders is aware he is being hunted and is actively avoiding police.

Sanders is described as a black man with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds.

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Today in History for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:57:11 +0000

■ On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing.

■ In 1714, Britain’s Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I.

■ In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th state.

■ In 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force.

■ In 1913, the Joyce Kilmer poem “Trees” was first published in “Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.”

■ In 1914, Germany declared war on Russia at the onset of World War I.

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Wild horse, burro adoption set for today, Saturday in Sulphur Springs
news-journal.com / Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will have a wild horse and burro adoption in Sulphur Springs today and Saturday.

Upshur County moves toward tax increase, raises
news-journal.com / Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Most Upshur County commissioners and community members responded positively Thursday to a proposed tax rate hike that would generate an extra $775,000 revenue to help rebuild the county’s depleted sav

Restaurant review: El Paso staple Elmer’s Family Restaurant worth first (second, third, fourth) visi
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:38:01 MDT
I've rediscovered a breakfast favorite. From a fluffy and flavorful omelet to a crispy and tasty waffle sandwich, Elmer's Family Restaurant in East Central El Paso still gets breakfast right.

Basin operators increase interest in shipping oil by rail
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:00:00 -0500
Billions of dollars have been pouring into the Permian Basin in recent years as pipelines rush to help producers move their crude and natural gas to market.

Lubbock management moves into Lockney after fight
myplainview.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:34:00 -0500
LOCKNEY — Lubbock management has taken over the day-to-day action of the Lockney Housing Authority after its former manager and employee were dismissed following a fist fight between the two in early

Editorial: Our community is all business; our coverage will reflect that
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:13:00 -0500
Today, we regret to inform you that another talented member of the Reporter-Telegram editorial team is moving on. Business reporter Cale Ottens is leaving Midland for Los Angeles, where he will write

Harrison County NAACP branch to hold first ever game night to benefit group
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Harrison County branch of the NAACP will hold its first ever Fun and Game Night to give residents a chance to relax and raise money for the branch’s needs.

EP Energy Dedicates New Big Lake Office
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:26:00 -0500
EP Energy has officially dedicated its new Big Lake office location in a ceremony attended by company officials.

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