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Gregg, Harrison judges detail highway projects to state board
news-journal.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Two Northeast Texas transportation projects were met favorably Thursday by the state highway board in Austin, including a massive overhaul of Interstate 20 and a proposed route the long-planned I-69 w

Marshall ISD recognizes Above and Beyond employees
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Marshall ISD's Board of Trustees issued Above and Beyond certificates to staff members Shirley McNamara, transportation; Debbie Crooms, curriculum projects coordinator; and Angela Huffhines, ELA Curri

Ariz. man pleads guilty in 35-pound meth bust
amarillo.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:46:47 +0000

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge linked to a New Mexico traffic stop that led to the seizure of more than 35 pounds of methamphetamine in Amarillo.

Richard Romero Rosas, 45, of Glendale, Ariz., pleaded guilty Wednesday in Amarillo’s U.S. District Court to a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams of more of methamphetamine.

About 4 p.m. on April 15, a New Mexico state trooper pulled over a 1998 Honda Accord on a speeding violation on Interstate 40.

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PHS students get new course options 12-19-14
myplainview.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:26:00 -0600
Plainview High School students beginning next fall will have six new course options following action Thursday by the Plainview school board.

Empty Stocking Fund: Man battling health issues needs warm clothing
amarillo.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:16:55 +0000

Empty Stocking Fund Recipient No. 23 relies on one government check per month, requiring him to stretch and scrimp to manage day-to-day living.

The man’s Supplemental Security Income, totaling $721 a month, is his only source of income.

The money, plus financial assistance for housing and groceries, covers the man’s basic bills. But he cannot afford extras, including clothes.

The man also has health setbacks. He is HIV positive and has an artificial lens in his left eye.

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Live coverage Friday: UTEP vs. Arizona men’s basketball
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:52:10 MST
Follow live coverage of the UTEP vs. Arizona men's basketball game starting at 8:45 p.m. Friday on elpasotimes.com.

Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:19:21 +0000

■ On Dec. 19, 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice president of the United States in the U.S. Senate chamber by Chief Justice Warren Burger with President Gerald R. Ford looking on (in a first for the Senate, the proceeding was televised live).

■ In 1777, Gen. George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to camp for the winter.

■ In 1813, British forces captured Fort Niagara during the War of 1812.

■ In 1843, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, was first published in England.

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Airway artwork officially lighted in East-Central El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:44:15 MST
The new public artwork on Interstate 10 near Airway Boulevard was officially lighted this evening in East-Central El Paso.

New Mexico Bowl: What you need to know about Saturday’s game
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:52:33 MST
UTEP Miners vs. Utah State Aggies in the ninth annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Middle-aged woman becomes first to die of the flu in El Paso this season
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:18:28 MST
An El Paso woman who had tested positive for influenza has died, city health officials said today.

City makes move against synthetic pot, WASP gains another victory.
myplainview.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:58:00 -0600
Plainview’s war against synthetic pot has recently claimed some significant victories, especially after Thursday when the city council voted 8-0 to pass a resolution calling upon the United States Con

Best of Beilue: It’s true! Famous actor moving to Amarillo
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:56:57 +0000

Editor’s note: This column, taken from Jon Mark Beilue’s book, “This Might be a Good Story ...” first appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News on April 1, 2011.

At the risk of starting major traffic jams and having fans invent all sorts of excuses to make drives through the Wolflin area, this crazy rumor, which began about two years ago, is indeed no crazy rumor at all. It’s a hard-to-believe fact.

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Runoff elections to take place Saturday
LMTonline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:28:27 -0600
Voter turnout tends to drop significantly in runoffs, and this year appears to be no exception.

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