Today in History for Monday, March 2
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:07:17 +0000
■ On March 2, 1793, Sam Houston, was born near Lexington, Va.
■ In 1836, the Republic of Texas formally declared its independence from Mexico.
■ In 1865, Congress established the position of Naval Judge Advocate General.
■ In 1877, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election.
■ In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship as President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act.
Midland-Odessa economy begins year on strong note
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600
A glance at the components of the Midland-Odessa Regional Economic Index shows a continued strong economy as 2015 got underway, coming in 8 percent higher than the January 2014 index.
Realtor: City edges toward balanced market
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:26:00 -0600
Median home prices made their sharpest drop in almost two years in January, and housing inventory is at a four-year high, according to new numbers from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M.
MDC, council approve $200,000 rocket engine test facility
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:06:00 -0600
MDC and City Council furthered its investment into XCOR Aerospace’s relocation to Midland with an approval last week for a $200,000 rocket engine test stand facility at Midland International Air and S
Trial set in ‘Kari’s Law’ slaying
MARSHALL — The trial of a man accused of a crime that led to nationwide efforts to simplify making an emergency call from a hotel room is scheduled to begin this week.
No decision made on Marshall city manager
MARSHALL — The Marshall City Commission made no decision on a permanent city manager after an hour-long executive session this past week.
Kilgore man hopes to restore Dansby Village neighborhood
KILGORE — A Kilgore native who remembers when his historically black part of town was a vital community is taking steps to bring back at least a little luster to Dansby Village.
Funding tops Texas Tech’s wish list in Austin
amarillo.com / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:55:14 +0000
AUSTIN — Texas Tech University System officials and about 150 former students will be at the State Capitol on Wednesday for Texas Tech System Day.
It’s a day when school officials and alumni from across the state visit the office of every legislator to lobby for adequate funding and for other issues critical to Tech.
For Texas Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan, the wish list for this session is long and starts with adequate funding.
El Paso homeowners have until June 1 to file appraisal protests
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:37:55 MST
The El Paso Central Appraisal District expects the new appraisal notices to go out in the mail during the first week of April, giving homeowners enough time to prepare to submit potential valuation protests.
Three arrested in concert shooting of Mexican singer Alfredo Olivas
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:32:59 MST
Chihuahua state investigators arrested three men suspected in a shooting that wounded Mexican banda singer Alfredo Olivas during a concert in Parral, the state attorney general's office said Sunday.
EPISD tardy sending some transcripts to colleges
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:18:04 MST
A coding error caused El Paso Independent School District to miss the deadline to send a few students' transcripts to universities, according to EPISD officials.
Calendar for Monday, March 2, 2015
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:07:05 +0000
Old Tascosa Cycling Club ride: 6:30 p.m. Gander Mountain, 10300 W. Interstate 40. 806-223-8328 or www.oldtascosacycling.com.
Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees: Noon. Room 320, Amarillo ISD Education Support Center, 7200 W. Interstate 40. The board will discuss and take possible action on beginning the superintendent search process.
Word of the Day for Monday, March 2, 2015
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:08:01 +0000
WORD OF THE DAY
■ ep ək
Definition: (n) a period of time that is very important in history
Example: “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche
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