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Holy Week services and Easter events
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:30:00 -0500
Churches around Midland are hosting Holy Week and Easter services and programs this week. To add your event to this list, please email Megan Buck at mbuck@mrt.com.

Officials object to pausing SPS rate case
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:10:11 +0000

The staff of the Public Utility Commission has filed an objection to a request to take a break in the $64.7 million Southwestern Public Service rate case to try reaching a settlement through negotiations.

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Today in History for Saturday, March 28
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:17:33 +0000

■ In 1515, St. Teresa of Avila was born Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada.

■ In 1834, the U.S. Senate voted to censure President Andrew Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.

■ In 1854, during the Crimean War, Britain and France declared war on Russia.

■ In 1898, the Supreme Court, in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, ruled that a child born in the United States to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen.

■ In 1930, the names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara.

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Police searching for suspect involved in 6-hour SWAT situation in West El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:31:15 MDT
Police, including SWAT, are outside at a home in West El Paso where they think a man has broken into a residence and they are attempting to reach him.

Community garden at the Chamizal area in El Paso planted
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:59:02 MDT
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›› Photos: Chamizal Community Garden in south El Paso


Fukushima disaster reporter comes to AC, WT
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:17:53 +0000

A Japanese reporter who has covered the Fukushima nuclear disaster will speak during two lectures next week at Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University.

WT and AC will host Fulbright visiting scholar Jin Nishikawa, who is currently studying at Harvard University, during lectures on March 31 and April 2, when he will speak about his research on Fukushima and nuclear waste.

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Parents, students to learn about new Purple Heart Elementary School in far East El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:09:24 MDT
Parents and future students of the new Purple Heart Elementary School north of Montana Avenue in the far East Side will have opportunities to hear about the new campus Monday and Tuesday.

Disruptive pilot sues JetBlue Airways for $16M
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:11:29 +0000

A former JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida in 2012 has sued the airline for $16 million, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill.

Clayton Osbon filed the lawsuit Friday in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit said Osbon’s behavior resulted from seizures and accused JetBlue of ignoring warning signs Osbon was not well before the plane took off.

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Pilot killed in crash outside El Paso County was concerned about weather
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:05:29 MDT
The pilot of a small Cessna airplane who was killed in a crash just outside El Paso County last week was concerned about weather conditions before the accident, a report by the National Transportation Safety Board states.

Baby gazelle Mystique reunited with herd at El Paso Zoo
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:17:53 MDT
A family of gazelles at the El Paso Zoo has been reunited as the newest baby has joined the herd, officials said.

Word of the Day for Saturday, March 28
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:18:23 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

oakum

■ oa.kum

■ ō kəm

Definition: (n) loosely twisted hemp or jute fiber impregnated with tar or a tar derivative and used in caulking seams and packing joints

Example: The strands of old junk were teased apart in the process called picking oakum.


Salaries for new Bowie, Coronado principals released
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:24:42 MDT
The new principals of Bowie and Coronado high schools will have salaries near the middle of the pay range for El Paso Independent School District principals.

Horizon City to host first wine festival in April
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:26:11 MDT
Horizon City will host its first wine festival this April, showcasing wine from across the world, officials said.

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