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Men arrested on cocaine possession charges
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:00:00 -0600
Two men were arrested Thursday after officers allegedly found them smoking marijuana and in possession of a stolen firearm and cocaine, according to court documents.

United Way board hires new executive director
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:30:00 -0600
The United Way of Midland board of directors has selected Mark Alexander as its new executive director, effective Jan. 1.

Panhandle Community Services adds public technology hubs
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:08:24 +0000

Panhandle Community Services is branching out computer technology to its locations throughout the Texas Panhandle to help seniors and low-income residents access Social Security, medical care and other services.

The Amarillo nonprofit has budgeted more than $100,000 to create computer hubs in Amarillo, Borger, Canyon, Childress, Clarendon, Dalhart, Dimmitt, Dumas, Hereford, Pampa, Perryton, Shamrock and Tulia.

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State-funded steroid tests likely ending
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:09:31 +0000

Editor’s note: Before the Texas Legislature is back in session Jan. 13, Amarillo Globe-News is taking a closer look at issues that, though the related bills might not necessarily pass, are expected to get the lawmakers’ attention.

AUSTIN — Like other state agencies, the University Interscholastic League issues news releases quite regularly.

But a bulletin the governing body for competition programs in Texas’ public schools issued in mid-summer convinced state lawmakers that a steroid testing program for high school athletes might be defunded next year.

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Jade McNew: 3 days until Christmas
news-journal.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Name: Jade McNew

TxDOT road report for the week of Dec. 21
news-journal.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Here’s a look at road work for this week across Northeast Texas by the Texas Department of Transportation:

Empty Stocking Fund: Man with Parkinson’s, cancer needs tools to stay limber
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:10:26 +0000

Disease threatens to take away one man’s passion.

Empty Stocking Fund Recipient No. 26 enjoys working with his hands, helping others with household projects. But the onset of Parkinson’s disease and arthritis restricts his abilities.

He also has been diagnosed with cancer of the mouth and stomach.

The man’s monthly income is minimal.

He receives $563 per month in Supplemental Security Income, $165 per month in Social Security and $18 per month in food stamps.

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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:33:00 -0600
NEW YORK— Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has g

Longview transportation center takes step
news-journal.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Duane Edwards was working until 1 a.m. this past Monday moving things out of the former A-1 Service Air Conditioning & Heating company building on East Pacific Avenue — property that eventually wi

Longview road report for the week of Dec. 21
news-journal.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The city of Longview has scheduled the following projects that may affect traffic this week across the city:

Congress acts to help ease vets on to Honor Flights
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:28:00 -0600
AUSTIN -- It shouldn’t take an act of Congress to help expedite the airport screening process for elderly World War II vets headed to Washington to see the monument this nation built for them. It shou

As statewide smoking ban stalls, cities go it alone
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:24:00 -0600
A decision by the Paris City Council in March to ban smoking in public places, including restaurants, angered Brent McKee.

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