Shoppers encouraged to buy local on Nov. 29
The Laredo Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to shop local.
Two people found dead in East El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:57:40 MST
Two people were found dead inside a home in the Eastridge neighborhood on the East Side on Thursday by police who were called to check on the residents, officials said.
Former UTEP athletic director Ben Collins, wife killed crossing Mesa Street
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:19:23 MST
The University of Texas at El Paso is grieving the deaths of former athletic director Ben Wesley Collins and his wife, Mary Gene, who were hit by a truck and killed Thursday while crossing North Mesa Street.
ACE Giving Day boosts scholarship fund
amarillo.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:44:09 +0000
Thursday was Amarillo Area Foundation’s first ACE Giving Day, an all-day event with food, activities for kids and live music that aimed to raise $2 million for the ACE Scholarship Program.
So far, the program has awarded $5.2 million to about 1,100 students to pursue a certificate or degree. The ACE program has traditionally benefited students from Palo Duro and Caprock high schools but has expanded to serve Tascosa High School students who finished fifth grade at Bivins, San Jacinto or Margaret Wills elementaries.
Man charged for radiators theft
A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of dozens of radiators from a local business, the Webb County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
Area school superintendents report good months
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Waskom, Hallsville, Harleton and Jefferson independent school district superintendents are pleased with recent activities.
Telethons, hotlines set up for Texas immigrants
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:09:00 -0600
EL PASO — Attorneys and immigration groups in Texas are setting up telethons and hotlines to serve immigrants who may qualify under a new White House plan to protect them from deportation.
3 injured in Washington rollover
amarillo.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:05:47 +0000
Three people were taken to a local hospital after a rollover Thursday afternoon on South Washington Street between Interstate 40 and Wolflin Avenue.
About 5:45 p.m., a four-door maroon car that was southbound on Washington struck a blue Toyota that failed to yield as it exited the parking lot of CVS, 2012 S. Washington St. The maroon vehicle flipped and landed on its top.
The driver of the maroon car and two people in the Toyota were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Education briefs: Dumas ISD board names Hysinger superintendent
amarillo.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:24:50 +0000
Dumas Independent School District will start 2015 with a new superintendent.
On Wednesday, Dumas ISD’s board of trustees voted to name Monty Hysinger superintendent of the district, board president Johnny Schmucker said.
“Monty’s very professional, and other folks in his district had glowing recommendations,” Schmucker said.
Hysinger will succeed Larry Appel, who has served as interim superintendent since the death of Mark Stroebel in May.
Man, 92, dies from injuries in West El Paso crash
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:33:12 MST
Police on Thursday said a 92-year-old man died on Nov. 13 from injuries he sustained in a Nov. 8 crash in West El Paso.
Man indicted for smuggling meth
A Nuevo Laredo, Mexico man arrested in October while allegedly trying to smuggle $800,000 worth of methamphetamine at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge has been indicted, court documents obtained Tuesday state.
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