Empty Bowls event on Friday at LEA
The magic of Motown music hits the Laredo Energy Arena on Friday night.
American Red Cross opens large disaster supply center in Arlington
Laredoans eye ALS ice bucket challenge record
City of Laredo Councilman Roque Vela Jr. is joining the Laredo Lemurs and Uni-Trade Stadium to attempt to break the current record of simultaneous ALS ice bucket challenges after Thursday night’s game when the Lemurs take on the Amarillo Sox.
Prepping for school
An upbeat crowd of LISD teachers and staff filled the Laredo Civic Center auditorium Wednesday during the district’s 2014-2015 Back to School Convocation.
Consultant urgesPT educators to ‘Choose 2 Matter’
news-journal.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A national consultant took the opportunity Wednesday at convocation to urge Pine Tree ISD educators to put students’ feelings first, in line with a “Choose 2 Matter” initiative in the district.
Question remain on how El Paso Water Utilities fee will be charged to customers
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:20:49 MDT
The water franchise fee created by the El Paso City Council on Tuesday will balance the budget, but it has raised more questions on how the fee will be passed on to customers.
Canyon-area churches band together to get kids ready for school
amarillo.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:05:22 +0000
Though 10-year-old Scott Simms said he wasn’t looking forward to the upcoming school year, he was one of many children who attended the I Heart Canyon Festival on Wednesday evening.
Scott, who is starting fifth grade, got his curly hair chopped at the festival.
Sarah Simms, Scotts’ mother, said a coworker told her about the event.
“They really planned this out,” Sarah Simms said. “I hope they can do it again.”
Canyon-area churches collaborated for a second year to help students and parents prepare for classes.
2 killed in accident on I-10 in far East El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:12:06 MDT
Two people were killed in a traffic accident Wednesday night on Interstate 10 in far East El Paso, police said.
Mexico travel warning
A new travel warning from the U.S. State Department urges U.S. citizens to take precautions against violent crimes while traveling in Mexico.
Rack Room Shoes opens in Laredo
LMTonline.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:03:27 -0500
Shoe lovers in Laredo now have a new place to do their shopping.
Marshall woman warns of IRS scam
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Carolyn Williams was a bit shaken up Monday when she received an unsolicited call from a person claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, threatening to put her in jail for fraud.
Towering sculpture at Sun Bowl Drive and Glory Road celebrates UTEP’s history
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:20:55 MDT
The roundabout at Sun Bowl Drive and Glory Road at the University of Texas at El Paso is looking a lot more colorful as Seattle-based artist Koryn Rolstad is putting the finishing touches on her towering sculpture.
Plane makes cautionary stop in Amarillo
amarillo.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:01:28 +0000
A small aircraft made a cautionary stop in Amarillo for minor repairs Wednesday, authorities said.
About 9:30 a.m., several emergency response units were dispatched to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in response to an aircraft emergency, Amarillo Fire Department authorities said.
Pilots of the small, four-person aircraft feared fuel had been leaking during flight.
No one was injured in the incident. The plane had taken off and was back on course by 10 a.m.
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