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City of Longview OKs contract for shelter, to operate it
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The city of Longview plans to run a new $5.75 million animal shelter itself, the City Council decided Tuesday, and a group of residents has been tasked to raise up to $1 million to cover the shortfall

Most teachers want to change the world
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:52:00 -0600
Last fall, I attended a conference of two-year college English teachers where, over lunch, talk to turned to assumptions that follow the title “teacher.” One of the people at the table had presented a

Senate GOP unveils budget with $3B in property tax cuts
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:23:00 -0600
AUSTIN — Tax cuts promises from Republicans began taking firmer shape Tuesday when Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled a draft Senate budget that would deliver $3 billion in property relief to Texas homeown

Longview warned about more cyberattacks
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A man claiming to be part of the hacktivist group Anonymous said the city of Longview should expect more cyberattacks if surveillance video of a 17-year-old being shot by police officers in their stat

ETBU theater presents ‘Almost Maine’
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The Department of Theatre Arts at East Texas Baptist University will present the Discovery Series production of Almost, Maine by John Cariani, directed by senior Samantha Pettigrew.

MOTRAN President: Long list of projects, not enough money
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:00:00 -0600
Only half of the available $140 million for road infrastructure work will be available for work on local road infrastructure projects with the other half dedicated to maintenance and other projects on

Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:21:00 -0600
AUSTIN — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, rejecting the argument that Perry was acting within his righ

Obama’s proposal would allow more students to be best they can be
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:54:00 -0600
President Obama says he’d use an estimated $2 billion in additional tax revenues to raise the American Opportunity tax credit, which is a $2,500, according to an article in Time magazine online.

City bus system busier
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Katy and Aston Grigsby have taken the bus nearly every day since late summer 2014 and say they have noticed the Longview Transit system getting busier.

Blizzard blows into Trinity
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The classrooms at Trinity Episcopal preschool were transformed into winter wonderlands for “Frozen” in the classroom last week.

Texas inmate set to die Wednesday wins reprieve
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:47:47 MST
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas' top criminal court called off Wednesday's scheduled execution of a death-row inmate linked to five killings in Houston, though attorneys said the court didn't

Today in History for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:25:39 +0000

Today in History

Wednesday, Jan. 28

■ On Jan. 28, 1915, the United States Coast Guard was created as President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill merging the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service. The American merchant vessel SS William P. Frye, en route to England with a cargo of wheat, became the first U.S. ship to be sunk during World War I by a German cruiser, the SS Prinz Eitel Friedrich, even though the United States was not at war.

■ In 1547, England’s King Henry VIII died; he was succeeded by his 9-year-old son, Edward VI.

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Kilgore approves
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
KILGORE — A divided City Council approved a zoning change Tuesday that will allow a developer to build 10 duplexes off busy Dudley Road despite objections from residents of the East Kilgore neighborho

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