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Word of Day for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:08:09 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

ballad

■ bal·lad

■ ba ləd

Definition: (n) a slow popular song that is typically about love

Example: “And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty.”

— Gen. Douglas MacArthur


Beat the heat with frozen treats
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500
Although Labor Day weekend might seem like the end of summer, that doesn’t mean the heat is going anywhere. So, we looked into local fare that can keep Midlanders cool.

Energy reform education deal signed by institutions
LMTonline.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:36:16 -0500
Local, state and Mexican officials gathered last week in Monterrey, Mexico to establish a partnership — one based on the education of energy reform — between TAMIU and La Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

New Diana ISD voters reject tax increase
news-journal.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:05:00 -0500
New Diana ISD residents rejected a tax rate increase Saturday to generate more state and local funding and boost staff pay by a 247 to 169 margin, Superintendent Carl Key reported.


Search on for elderly man with Alzheimer’s
LMTonline.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:36:16 -0500
The Webb County Sheriff’s Office remains on the lookout for a missing elderly man and is asking for the community’s help in locating him.

Calendar for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:07:44 +0000

Entertainment

David Waddle: 6:30 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.

Asleep at the Wheel: 8 p.m. Tickets $35 at door, $45 with dinner. 812 Broadway St., Plainview. 806-438-2396 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com.

Community

Atomic Piledriver Comedy Show of Doom: 8 p.m. Friendz Cocktail Lounge & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5; $2 for open-mic participants. 806-331-7305.

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City adds trucks, tweaks routes
news-journal.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Longview Sanitation division will add three vehicles to help pick up trash and recycling this week as it continues to battle slow collection times under a new, simplified collection plan.



Labor Day closures announced
LMTonline.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:36:15 -0500
In observance of Labor Day, some local entities will be closed.

Region’s water districts setting tax rates
amarillo.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:12:46 +0000

The tax rates of area water districts for the coming budget year will continue to have minor impacts on the wallets of taxpayers.

The North Plains Groundwater Conservation District is the only one proposing boosting rates, but that would only mean raising the tax bill of a residence worth the average taxable value of $74,486 by less than $2. It will hold a public hearing on the proposal at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Hampton Inn meeting room, 2010 S. Dumas Ave. in Dumas.

The rate would go from 2.5 cents per $100 of taxable property value to 2.7 cents.

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Voter ID fight heads back to court
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:59:46 +0000

AUSTIN — As with every election in Texas since last year, voters casting ballots in the
Nov. 4 general election must show government-issued photo identification.

But will that requirement still exist two years from now when Texans, like millions of Americans, vote in the 2016 presidential election and in numerous other races?

A federal court in Corpus Christi will have a lot to say on the matter.

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