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Industry continues to make case for lifting oil export ban
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:10:00 -0500
Permian Basin oil and gas operators continue making the case for ending the nation’s four decadelong ban on exporting domestic crude.

Man arrested after hit and run incident
LMTonline.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:31:26 -0500
A man endangered his 8 month old child when he collided into a parked pickup in South Laredo on Wednesday night, police said.

El Paso Chihuahuas Game Summary: Sacramento 13 Chihuahuas 2 - Thursday
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:02:41 MDT
The Sacramento River Cats scored nine early runs in their 13-2 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas Thursday night at Southwest University Park. The River Cats chased El Paso starter Billy Buckner from the game with two outs in the second inning, a frame in which Sacramento scored five times on two hits, a Chihuahuas error and five walks.

Witness in El Paso police officer’s fatal beating refuses to testify
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07:38 MDT
A friend of a man accused in the beating death of an El Paso police officer refused to testify Thursday and took his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself.

Proposed $826.2 million budget for 2015 up for adoption
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:10:00 MDT
The City Council on Monday will take the first of two steps toward adopting its proposed tax rate and begin to finalize the proposed $826.

Local school districts question new teacher evaluation system
amarillo.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:20:42 +0000

A Tulia Independent School District leader is considering dropping out of a statewide program to pilot a controversial evaluation system that adds standardized test scores to teacher reviews.

The Texas Education Agency is seeking an extension of its No Child Left Behind waiver, with the hope of adding a year to the pilot program set to last through the 2014-15 school year.

Last year, Texas received the waiver, which dramatically reduced the number of schools subject to federal sanctions for low performance.

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Longview considers creating international ballooning event
news-journal.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
As competitive balloonists arrive for the third in Longview’s four-year relationship with the U.S. National Championship, the city’s hot air ballooning community is considering creating a new event th

Chinese reality show stars arrive at Big Texan
amarillo.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:41:09 +0000

A Chinese tourist group filming a reality show stopped at the Big Texan Steak Ranch to try the famous 72-ounce steak challenge Thursday afternoon.

“A lot of Chinese people have dreamed of coming to Route 66.” said Lancy Zhang, travel show host for ICN TV Network. “It’s a self-driven road trip.”

About 40 tourists from China are making their way from California to Chicago, taking the legendary Mother Road.

“If we can do it, you can do it,” Zhang said.

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Weeds must go
myplainview.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:55:00 -0500
City officials are again warning local property owners and residents to mow overgrown residential and business property along with vacant lots, or face potential fines and fees if the city is forced t

ArtWalk part of visit by KCBD-TV
myplainview.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:02:00 -0500
A special edition of Downtown ArtWalk and ArtWalk Squared, a sidewalk chalk art competition, will be held tonight in connection with KCBD-TV’s Community Coverage Tour.

Man arrested for animal cruelty
LMTonline.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:31:26 -0500
A man who had a malnourished dog, with its spine and ribs easily visible through its skin, has been arrested on animal cruelty charges, Laredo police said.

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