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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

Homemade, but historic
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:28:33 +0000

Ray Jeoffroy loved to shoot homemade film — family gatherings, activities around town, it didn’t matter. He often took his 16mm camera with him on the road; he was on the road a lot selling the Jeoffroy plow, a 12-shank chisel plow manufactured by his family in Amarillo.

“He traveled a lot, and always had that camera with him,” said Joe, his son. “He filmed a lot, lots of film. It was a hobby of his.”

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Education briefs — Feb. 27
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:08:38 +0000

Randall senior heads to TAFE nationals 

A Randall High School senior will advance to national competition after placing in the Texas Association of Future Educators Teach Tomorrow Summit this month.

Jamie Birkenfeld placed fifth in the job interview category after writing a cover letter and resume for a teacher aide position, as well as going through a mock interview with a panel of judges.

Birkenfeld now qualifies for nationals in April at Washington, D.C.


Holocaust survivor to speak at WT

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Good Shepherd to host ‘A Fair of the Heart’ on Saturday
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Good Shepherd Medical Center will hold its annual A Fair of the Heart, which provides free health screenings, from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ set for Friday, Sunday performances
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The Kilgore College Theatre Department will present Tom Stoppard’s comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” this weekend in Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.

Longview’s Newgate Mission director suffers stroke
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A Longview ministry is temporarily without its executive director after she had a stroke earlier this week.

Lawsuit: Dalhart eatery X in Texas to blame for salmonella
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:21:03 +0000

Attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday in Dallam County against a Dalhart restaurant linked to a salmonella outbreak this month.

A Texas Department of Health Services investigation has linked 52 salmonella cases to X in Texas, or Ten in Texas, a Dalhart steak house, spokeswoman Carrie Williams said. Seven other cases have been reported but not connected to the restaurant, she said.

The restaurant closed temporarily for a “deep cleaning,” and health officials haven’t received reports of additional cases since then, Williams said.

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Higgins pleads guilty, receives two life sentences in death of Sgt. Mike Naylor
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:58:00 -0600
Midlander Dan Higgins, 37, received two life sentences in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to charges related to the October shooting death of Midland County Deputy Sgt. Mike Naylor, according to

Midland’s drag race track closed due to lack of help
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:00 -0600
The Desert Thunder Raceway brought high-speed thrills to those in Midland and Odessa alike. But now the track sits cold and empty, its front gate shackled shut and the grandstands empty.

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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Tiempo roundup: Movie capsules, Brew at the Zoo, Cantina Malolam reviewed, Tiempo calendar
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:27:07 MST
Tiempo roundup: Movie capsules, Brew at the Zoo, Cantina Malolam reviewed, Tiempo calendar

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.

MRT Book Club: How’s your journey down the Brazos?
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:42:00 -0600
Book clubbers: We’re two weeks into reading “Goodbye to a River” by John Graves. What are your thoughts?

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