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Thornton, Barrera are Citizens of the Year
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:15:00 -0600
A pair of familiar faces long involved in local charities – Travis Thornton and Frances Barrera – were recognized Thursday as Plainview’s Citizens of the Year for 2014.

New criminal assesment mitigates crowded prisons
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:05:00 -0600
States around the nation are trying to address inflated prison populations by new and innovative methods for diverting low-risk offenders into rehabilitative programs rather than prisons.

Men sentenced in heroin-overdose death
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:26:00 -0600
Two Midland men were sentenced Thursday to federal prison for their roles in the heroin-overdose death of a local teen.

Former El Paso Catholic Diocese school board member pleads guilty to downloading child porn
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:33:03 MST
A former Catholic Diocese of El Paso school board member pleaded guilty to one count of downloading child pornography on Thursday in U.

Perry attorneys ask appeals court to toss case
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:00:00 -0600
AUSTIN — Attorneys for former Gov. Rick Perry have asked a Texas appeals court to dismiss felony charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate on free speech grounds, arguing that what's "a

EPISD Board of Trustees: Two more enter, one withdraws from race
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:06:44 MST
Two more El Pasoans have filed paperwork to seek seats on the El Paso Independent School District Board of Trustees, while one candidate has withdrawn from the race.

Woman allegedly flees police for drug possession
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:11:00 -0600
A 24 year-old Midland woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly evading an officer in a vehicle at high speeds and being in possession of marijuana, according to court documents.

Plainview ISD will have 2-hour delay on Friday
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:52:00 -0600
At 9:43 p.m. Thursday, Plainview ISD announced a two-hour delay for the start of classes on Friday.

Ready for the Road
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A new state law that combines vehicle inspection stickers with annual registrations begins Sunday, and officials say convenience and reducing fraud are the goals.

Dozens of region’s best spellers compete for trip to Washington
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:04:32 MST
Cielo Vista Elementary fourth-grader Isaac Searle has never had a chimichanga. But the Tex-Mex food proved to be a lucky word for the 9-year-old, who spelled it correctly in the second round of the 2015 El Paso Times Spelling Bee on Thursday at Bel Air High School's Tartan Theatre.

State historical marker going up at Cace’s on Saturday
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A historical marker is scheduled to be installed at 3 p.m. Saturday on the property of Johnny Cace’s Seafood & Steakhouse — a month before the restaurant on East Marshall Avenue closes its doors.

Drew Alexander offers to fund new Amarillo City Council candidates
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:05:20 +0000

Drew Alexander is still not happy with city government and is offering to pay other people’s expenses to challenge it.

He was an unsuccessful candidate two election cycles ago, drawing 2 percent of the vote in 2011 when he ran against 10 others for mayor. That included incumbent Paul Harpole, who pulled in 70 percent of votes.

Alexander ran an ad in the Wednesday Amarillo Globe-News that urged, “Let’s clean up, not shut up.” It states Harpole, all Amarillo City Council members and some city staff need to go.

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Glass Dragon trio faces new charges
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Three members of a family facing charges related to selling synthetic drugs from three Longview stores are scheduled for arraignment next week on a new indictment that would increase their prison time

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