Man charged with burglary after school lockdown
amarillo.com / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:50:40 +0000
Amarillo police arrested a man on a burglary charge after a Tuesday domestic dispute that led to an elementary school lockdown.
At 11:25 a.m., officers responded to the 4200 block of Roxton Drive on a domestic violence call. A man had reportedly broken into a house and pointed a weapon at a woman inside, police said.
When police arrived, they learned that the man, Christopher Keith Chesser, 35, of Amarillo, had left the area but was still armed, and that Chesser had talked about picking up his child at a nearby elementary school.
Stolen van crashes into light pole, 2 arrested
A man and a woman in a vehicle that had been reported stolen crashed into a light pole Tuesday and fled the scene, Laredo police said.
Perry renews local drought declaration
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:07 +0000
The drought might be less extreme, but it still has most of the Texas Panhandle and a hefty swath of the rest of the state wishing for rain.
The U.S. Drought Monitor website shows 34 percent of Texas is experiencing at least moderate drought conditions, compared to 43 percent one year ago.
Gov. Rick Perry renewed his drought disaster proclamation on Saturday, omitting only five Texas Panhandle counties.
He first issued the proclamation in July 2011.
Dancer returns to Texas in ‘Flashdance’
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:56:00 -0500
Dancer Eduardo Carrillo didn’t want to wake up his sleeping castmates, but he sounded thrilled about his upcoming performances.
Midland man arrested for meth possession
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:36:00 -0500
A Midland man was arrested and taken into federal custody Tuesday after detectives found nearly 11 grams of meth in his possession, according to press release from the city.
Sports medicine clinic opens new facility
Laredo Sports Medicine Clinic and Power PT held a grand opening Wednesday for its newest location on Texas 359, near the UISD Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex.
Teachers’ bond strengthened by breast cancer
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:44:00 -0500
Kara Moore, Terri Patton, Stephanie Arnold and Jan Lary — all elementary teachers at Midland Christian School — have been diagnosed with and battled breast cancer.
City leaders to hear progress on Rio plant
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Commissioners are set to hear a report on the completion of the Rio Ammunition construction project at Thursday’s city commission meeting.
Request for bond
A UISD teacher recently arrested on child pornography possession charges appeared in court Wednesday to request to receive bond while prosecution labeled him a flight risk, attorneys said during the hearing.
Zonta Club helps international sex traffic victims by sending bras
news-journal.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Keeping with the Zonta Club of Longview’s campaign theme for the past year, high school Z-Club members Wednesday packaged donated bras to be sent to international sex trafficking victims in hopes the
Word of the day for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:10:11 +0000
WORD OF THE DAY
■ ri ˌjÜ və ˈne- sənts
Definition: (n) a renewal of youthfulness or vigor
Example: The newly discovered oil deposits have led to a rejuvenescence of the nation’s economy.
MHS senior more than just Pink the Basin volunteer
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:04:00 -0500
Midland High School senior Chandler Hyatt admits he didn’t do a lot of community service before joining his school’s Students in Philanthropy organization.
DNA puts Lopez at scene
A man on trial for his alleged involvement in the torturing and killing of a man in August 2013 denied his involvement in an interview with a Laredo police detective, but physical evidence presented Wednesday to the jury by a DNA expert contradicted his claims, prosecutors say.
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