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Blizzard blows into Trinity
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The classrooms at Trinity Episcopal preschool were transformed into winter wonderlands for “Frozen” in the classroom last week.

Longview warned about more cyberattacks
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A man claiming to be part of the hacktivist group Anonymous said the city of Longview should expect more cyberattacks if surveillance video of a 17-year-old being shot by police officers in their stat

Flu cases up 50 percent to 2,372 in El Paso, health officials say
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:03:02 MST
Flu cases in El Paso have jumped more than 50 percent while the influenza season continues across the United States, local health officials said Tuesday.

Mayweather and Pacquiao exchange phone numbers at Heat game
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:39:26 MST
MIAMI (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have finally met - in person. And now talks might get serious about them meeting in the ring.

Amarillo City Council approves $11.7M contract
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:04:23 +0000

Amarillo City Council members approved a contract on Tuesday for an $11.7 million water pipeline to send well water over more of the city.

It will be 45 inches in diameter and will run from Northeast 24th Avenue to Southeast 34th Avenue. At 34th, contractors will connect it to a previously installed line that continues to the Osage Water Treatment Plant.

“As designed, it can move 36 million gallons of water a day with gravity flow,” said City Manager Jarrett Atkinson. “If we add a pump, it could move 54 million gallons.”

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WT professor patents nanotechnology research
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:28:30 +0000

For the first time, a West Texas A&M University professor has signed an agreement to commercialize technology developed in her WT laboratory.

Emily Hunt, head of WT’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, signed a patent rights agreement with Aggie Venture Partners to commercialize her antibacterial nanotechnology on Tuesday morning at the Amarillo Country Club. In the agreement, Hunt’s lab will receive $100,000 per year to go toward further research, said Angela Spaulding, WT’s vice president for research and compliance.

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Harrison approves corrected vote count
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
MARSHALL — Voters voiced their disappointment to the Harrison County Commissioners Court on Monday about the late inclusion of the provisional ballots from the November election.

City of Longview OKs contract for shelter, to operate it
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The city of Longview plans to run a new $5.75 million animal shelter itself, the City Council decided Tuesday, and a group of residents has been tasked to raise up to $1 million to cover the shortfall

Man allegedly kicks officer in the face
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:30:00 -0600
A Midland man was arrested Saturday after allegedly kicking a police officer in the chest and face, according to court documents.

ETBU theater presents ‘Almost Maine’
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The Department of Theatre Arts at East Texas Baptist University will present the Discovery Series production of Almost, Maine by John Cariani, directed by senior Samantha Pettigrew.

Calender for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:25:26 +0000


Dan Lesperance: 5 p.m. Rounders, 2801 Virginia Circle. Cover. 806-352-3317.

Andy Chase Cundiff: 7 p.m. 575 Pizzeria, 7710 Hillside Road, Suite 700. No cover 806-322-5575.

Fayuca: 9:30 p.m. Leftwood’s, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-367-9840.

The Tejas Brothers unplugged: 10 p.m. Hoot’s, 2424 Hobbs Road. No cover. 806-356-7548.


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Banking group asks for help with cards
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:58:58 +0000

When hackers steal banking or personal information, banks are on the line. The Independent Bankers Association of Texas, a trade association, wants legislation to lift some of that burden from community banks that pay the bill when their customers become victims of data breaches.

During a meeting with community bankers on Tuesday morning, IBAT President and CEO Chris Williston said banks continue to face this issue.

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Today in History for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:25:39 +0000

Today in History

Wednesday, Jan. 28

■ On Jan. 28, 1915, the United States Coast Guard was created as President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill merging the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service. The American merchant vessel SS William P. Frye, en route to England with a cargo of wheat, became the first U.S. ship to be sunk during World War I by a German cruiser, the SS Prinz Eitel Friedrich, even though the United States was not at war.

■ In 1547, England’s King Henry VIII died; he was succeeded by his 9-year-old son, Edward VI.

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