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New school, new year: Mission Ridge Elementary welcomes students
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:05:23 MDT
Luis Hernandez walked quickly this morning behind his mother as they crossed the unpaved sidewalk to his new school - Mission Ridge Elementary.
›› Photos: SISD first day of school

Sessions to discuss fracking
LMTonline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:26:38 -0500
The Rio Grande International Study Center, an environmental organization based in Laredo, is inviting residents and communities of the Eagle Ford Shale to attend free workshops addressing how to recognize and report changes in environmental quality from oil and gas activity, and report incidents effectively.

County to propose largest salary increases ever
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:15:00 -0500
Midland County may impose what is touted as the largest salary increase ever for the upcoming fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

MPD: Woman spray-painted car, home in April
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:30:00 -0500
A Midland woman was arrested Friday for spray-painting a family member’s home and car in April, according to court documents.

Proposed immigration detention shelter would be near Clint
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:13:07 MDT
CLINT, Texas (AP) - Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally.

Balloon pilots blessed before hitting skies
news-journal.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Hours before the U.S. National Championship was to take flight early today, balloon officials took a moment Monday to pray a blessing over pilots, asking for protection and for a vigorous competition.

Local schools host student registration
amarillo.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:26:57 +0000

Registration for Amarillo Independent School District elementaries is scheduled for today and Wednesday.

Proof of residence is required, and Amarillo ISD will accept a utility bill, rent receipt or lease agreement from within the last 60 days; a recent mortgage statement; copy of tax return; tax receipt; or a contract to build or purchase a house.

Parents and guardians of kindergartners and new students should bring a birth certificate, immunization records and Social Security card.

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Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:11:00 MDT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and breaking it apart, according to an investigative report released Monday.

Word of the day for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
amarillo.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:09:11 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

paroxysm

■ par.ox.ysm

■ pa rək si zəm

Definition: (n) A sudden strong feeling or expression of emotion that cannot be controlled

Example: Each new paroxysm will get stronger and more confusing for the child as the disease worsens.


Paddie to select healthcare education committees
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
AUSTIN — State Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) has been appointed to the House Committee on Health Care Education and Training.

Longview ISD names principal at Johnston-McQueen
news-journal.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Longview ISD officials said Monday a new principal would be in place this fall at Johnston-McQueen Elementary School, but were remaining quiet about the future of the campus’ former principal.

3 charged with drug trafficking in Potter
amarillo.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:54:11 +0000

Federal authorities have charged three Decatur men with drug trafficking after a Potter County deputy found more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine and a pound of cocaine in a rental car during an Interstate 40 traffic stop earlier this month.

Michael Glenn Winters, 57, Juan Madrid, 39, and Madrid’s son, Juan, 19, were charged July 17 with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

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