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County passes tax rate 11 percent over effective rate
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:52:00 -0500
  Following a lengthy discussion, the Midland County Commissioners’ Court set a property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year that will raise county taxes for most residents.

Texas AG makes first post-indictment campaign appearance
wacotrib.com / Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:00:20 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has made his first campaign appearance since being indicted on securities fraud charges, addressing about 700 cheering supporters at a tea party rally.

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses
tdtnews.com / Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:55:00 -0500
ASHLAND, Ky. — A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.Rowan County clerk Kim Davis and her deputy clerks were summoned to appear before U.S. District Judge David Bunning after she repeatedly denied them marriage licenses, cited her religious beliefs and "God's authority."

Accident shuts down northbound I-35 traffic
tdtnews.com / Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:58:00 -0500
A multi-vehicle accident on northbound Interstate 35 has shut down the freeway as emergency personnel work to clear the scene.

Gay couples will try to wed as defiant clerk sits in jail
wacotrib.com / Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:28:40 -0500
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts will return to the Rowan County Courthouse on Friday for the fifth time since June to ask for a marriage license.

French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370
wacotrib.com / Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:51:13 -0500
PARIS (AP) — French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 7

Prayers for first responders planned Friday
ReporterNews.com / Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:43:40 GMT
Pioneer Drive Baptist Church will have a time set aside Friday for prayers for first responders.

Abilene, Big Country calendar 9/4 to 9/6
ReporterNews.com / Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:00:40 GMT
Abilene and Big Country meetings and events

Abilene universities say enrollment up
ReporterNews.com / Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:58:05 GMT
Early numbers show ACU, HSU and McMurry have more students

GOP’s Rubio says ‘Minecraft’ can prepare kids for future
wacotrib.com / Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:43:36 -0500
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Thursday that the popular "Minecraft" video game is a good example of how to prepare young people for the new economy.

Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world
wacotrib.com / Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:31:03 -0500
The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting.

Skirting snake issues
tdtnews.com / Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:12:00 -0500
Snakes on the campus of High Point Elementary were the subject of an email sent by Principal Amy Armstrong to parents a day after Temple Daily Telegram staffers were told the reptiles were not recently an issue.A post on Centex Snake Removal’s Facebook page confirms the call from the Belton Independent School District on Tuesday about a snake on campus. Telegram staffers spoke to the man who was called to remove snakes, a job he conducted the year before for the district.

Programs on display at VA summit
tdtnews.com / Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:30:00 -0500
The VA Mental Health Summit shined the light on a number of programs and initiatives available to veterans, but there’s plenty more to do.

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