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Church fires common, but usually not the result of arson
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:39:54 -0500
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — While investigators probe the cause of a fire that destroyed a rural black church in South Carolina, statistics show church fires aren't unusual and happen dozens of times a

Altuve helps Astros sweep Royals with 6-5 win
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:12:16 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — After the Kansas City Royals tied Wednesday night's game in the seventh inning, manager Ned Yost felt pretty good about his team's chances with a bullpen that has the American League's

Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:20:20 -0500
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks

Billy Joel bests Elton John, sets new record at MSG
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:35:22 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel has set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show, besting Elton John.

Community churches unite
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:52:55 +0000

Laughter, yells and singing from children echoed throughout the parks at San Jacinto and Margaret Wills elementary schools, as more than 400 people come
together for the weeklong
4 Amarillo In-Town Mission project.

“This week, we have built wheelchair access ramps at five houses and have hosted two weeklong block party vacation Bible schools,” said the Rev. Reed Redus, associate pastor of First Baptist Church. “The block parties are in communities that our churches are trying to serve throughout the year, but this week is certainly a highlight
for us.”

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Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:19:37 -0500
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago wi

Barbecue kicks off 4th festivities
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:30:00 -0500
About 150 individuals came to Yettie Polk Park to feast on barbecue sandwiches, sausage wraps and sodas to celebrate the start of Belton’s Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday.

UMC-Children’s Hospital dispute headed for court
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 1 Jul 2015 23:08:26 MDT
The breakdown in the latest mediation effort between University Medical Center of El Paso and El Paso Children's Hospital did not surprise a local bankruptcy expert who said, in effect, that the time for talking is over and the fight now moves to the courtroom.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Cash 5’ game
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:28:11 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

Temple to discuss distance between bars and parks
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:30:00 -0500
The Temple City Council will meet today to consider a resolution waiving distance requirements between bars and public parks and between bars and churches in part of West Temple.

Chicharito injures collarbone as Mexico ties Honduras
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:44:17 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — Mexico's Gold Cup chances could take a hit after Tuesday's tune-up game with Honduras. Star forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez left the scoreless draw with a collarbone injury.

Fireworks stands expect banner year after heavy rains
wacotrib.com / Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:30:00 -0500
The Hallsburg American Fireworks Superstore on East Highway 6 quadrupled its business this year, which manager Billy Dehart credits to the rain and the new building’s ability to stock more and larger

High number of El Pasoans in new class at medical school
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 2 Jul 2015 01:55:12 MDT
The newest class of medical students began orientation Wednesday at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso — with the largest group of El Pasoans yet.

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