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US gov’t to review mystery of slow 1st quarter growth
wacotrib.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 16:47:39 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's something strange about the U.S. economy in the first three months of every year: It frequently grows at a much slower pace than in the other nine months.

Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory
wacotrib.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 23:05:27 -0500
ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspe

DPS increases Memorial Day patrols
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 03:02:17 +0000

Wearing a seat belt, obeying the speed limit and driving sober are just a few ways to avoid a stop by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers on patrol this weekend.

From Friday to Monday, DPS will increase the number of troopers on duty in an effort to ensure Texans have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

The troopers will be on the lookout for drunken driving, speeding and other violations.

As part of the “Click It or Ticket campaign,” they’ll also be watching for seat belt law violations.

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Plane Talk
myplainview.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 12:27:00 -0500
FRIDAY: Brooks Terrell flew in from Taos, New Mexico, for fuel and lunch with his parents, Donald Lee and Corky Terrell, and later flew onto McKinney in his Cessna 400 Columbia. Mark Sorenson flew to

NY judge: Release testimony by Rosenberg brother in spy case
wacotrib.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 16:39:37 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered the unsealing of key grand jury testimony from 1950 that may give new fuel to suspicions that Ethel Rosenberg was unjustly convicted of espionage and put to death f

AP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not working
wacotrib.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 23:39:07 -0500
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem may be in North Korea, but she is as outspoken as ever.

Biker group gets proclamation from Waco City Council
wacotrib.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 17:41:00 -0500
Days after a biker shootout at a Texas restaurant, the same group that organized the motorcyclists' meeting that turned violent received a proclamation from the Waco City Council designating May as "M

Texas bill limiting veterans’ tuition benefits delayed
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 23:33:07 MDT
AUSTIN >> State Rep. César Blanco, D-El Paso, working with colleagues late Friday, forced a delay in the passage of a bill that would limit tuition benefits to veterans' children.

Texas Senate OKs open carry bill
tdtnews.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 21:51:00 -0500
AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers pushed closer to approving the licensed open carry of handguns, but only after a fierce Senate debate over restricting police powers to question people carrying guns if they are legal.The open carry bill was expected to easily pass the Republican-majority Senate but got tangled in a bipartisan move to add a ban on police from stopping someone solely because they are visibly carrying a handgun.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Evening’ game
wacotrib.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 18:10:12 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension
wacotrib.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 00:38:46 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extens

B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas
wacotrib.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 23:34:21 -0500
LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues ro

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