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Boys charged with arson in school fire
amarillo.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:59:50 +0000

Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office investigators found arson to blame in a fire at a local elementary school gym that caused an estimated $250,000 to $400,000 in damage two weeks ago, fire officials said Friday.

The Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office and Amarillo Police Department’s Juvenile Division arrested two boys, 11 and 13 years old, in connection with the fire at Mesa Verde Elementary School, 4011 Beaver Drive, fire officials said.

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Historic Jefferson Railway salutes National Day of the Cowboy
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Historic Jefferson Railway salutes “National Day of the Cowboy,” July 26 as they recognize pioneering men and women who helped establish America’s frontiers.

UTEP vice president, former El Paso Times editor, leaves university
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:38:51 MDT
Chris Lopez, the vice president of communications for the University of Texas at El Paso, is no longer with the university.


Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:01:13 MDT
PHOENIX (AP) - Yes! Yes! Yes! Police say a former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week.

Firefighters battle Geronimo Road blaze
amarillo.com / Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:28:37 +0000

Potter County firefighters battled a blaze Friday evening at a Geronimo Road home.

At 7:10 p.m., authorities responded to the call at 405 Geronimo Road. Occupants were able to escape the fire and no injuries were reported. Firefighters had the fire under control by 8 p.m.

Potter County Fire Rescue Capt. Craig Jusiak said the attic fire was in a single-story home. Firefighters entered the garage at the back of the home to put out the fire, Jusiak said.

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Mental health experts push early intervention
amarillo.com / Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:16:02 +0000

After a slew of behavior problems, Terri Witt took her 4-year-old son to a counselor, who recommended institutionalization. Witt refused, but her son had a troubled childhood, eventually dropping out of school and living in abandoned houses.

He left the state, and when he returned to Amarillo, he lost seven jobs in his first year back. It wasn’t until then that Witt learned he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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Commissioners discuss putting Boogie Woogie funding on election ballot
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The possibility of having an item on an election ballot regarding funding for the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Program could become a reality after a discussion by city commissioners Thursday.

Theft of power line equipment still a concern in Longview
news-journal.com / Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A retired electrical engineer says the theft of copper ground wires from power poles in Longview is the worst he has ever seen.

Overton alcohol petition submitted; request to be verified, presented to city council
news-journal.com / Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A vote on whether to allow beer and wine sales for off-premise consumption in Overton will likely appear on the November election ballot after proponents of the measure secured 190 signatures.

Marshall could vote on Boogie Woogie program
news-journal.com / Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
MARSHALL — The Marshall City Commission could let voters decide the fate of the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Program.

East El Paso crime log: Street racing arrests
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:27:34 MDT
Street racing, a car burglary and an observant officer spots a "beer run" in progress in recent cases at the El Paso Police Pebble Hills Regional Command.

El Paso’s UMC lays off more than 50 employees due to budget problems
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:35:46 MDT
University Medical Center of El Paso laid off 56 employees because of El Paso Children's Hospital's inability to pay rent and services that might total $71 million, UMC officials announced Friday.

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