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Manufacturer relocates to Dallas amid labor shortage
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:21:00 -0500
Many local companies have found themselves landlocked, challenged to find enough space for their operations.

Beilue: Amarillo’s best running back leads a quiet life
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:03:04 +0000

The best running back to ever come from Amarillo could walk — or, in this case, hobble — down almost any street in the city, or through Westgate Mall on a busy Saturday afternoon, and 99 out of 100 people would not recognize him. It might be 100 out of 100.

The man who had the best individual performance in the 55-year history of the Amarillo High-Tascosa rivalry will not be at tonight’s much-anticipated clash. No, he will be caring for four mentally impaired adults and listening to the game on the radio.

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Today last chance to cast early ballot
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Today is the last day of early voting before Tuesday’s general election.

Felony arrests for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:58:00 -0500
Colter G. Pitts, 23, of Midland was charged Wednesday with assault of a family or household member with a previous conviction.

Jefferson Strutter of Week
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
If you ask Tammara Smith, 17, the daughter of Teresa Webb and Teddy Smith, what she liked the most about being a member of the Jefferson High School drill team, the Strutters, she would say, “The bond

Longview continues to pay high price for 2011 tree damage
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The city of Longview is still feeling the effects of the 2011 drought and was forced to cut down more than 200 dead or dying trees during the last fiscal year.

DPS offers tips for safe Halloween
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:01:47 +0000

As the streets begin to fill with tiny goblins, ghosts and ghouls, the Texas Department of Public Safety has a few tips to keep kids safe on Halloween.

Drivers should eliminate distractions, slow down and not drink and drive. Those in costume should avoid toy guns and knives, as they can be mistaken for the real thing; wear light colors or reflective material and consider face paint instead of a mask that could hinder vision.

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Funding approved for Randall airport improvement
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:33:05 +0000

At its October meeting, Texas Transportation Commission approved about $44,590 for improvements at the Randall County Airport, Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Paul Braun said in a news release.

The funds will go to fund projects including a feasibility study, and a consultant will be chosen this fall. Project costs will be funded through Randall County and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which funds improvements in the state’s aviation system, the release said.

This year, TxDOT expects to provide about $60 million in funding for community airpots.

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Longview firefighters remind residents to change batteries in smoke alarms
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Longview Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary said people should change the batteries in their fire alarms Sunday when clocks are reset for fall.

Fall Festival a real treat for community
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Downtown Marshall was filled with costumed trick-or-treaters, both sweet and scary, at the annual Fall Festival on Thursday.

WT finance program among top 10, magazine says
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:22:32 +0000

Among the likes of
Columbia and Brandeis universities, The Financial Engineer magazine ranked West Texas A&M University’s Master of Science in finance and economics No. 10 in its
2015 ranking of economics and finance graduate programs.

“It is rewarding to be recognized among our peers for the excellence of our program, our faculty and our student outcomes,” said Neil Terry, dean of the College of Business.

“This recognition is one of many recent external confirmations of the university’s rising prominence.”

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Gregg offers final chance for discount on tax bill
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Today is the final day Gregg County taxpayers can enjoy a 3 percent discount on this year’s tax bill, a treat that diminishes monthly until 2015, Tax Assessor/Collector Kirk Shields said Thursday.

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