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El Paso Times journalists win honors in state contest
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:35:34 MDT
WACO >> The El Paso Times has won two first place awards and several other honors today at the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors convention.

Regional Roundup: Astronaut Willie McCool’s father meets Boy Scouts
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:54:54 +0000

Editor’s note: The Regional Roundup is a new weekly series of standout stories from area newspapers. This week’s installment features a visit to Pampa by an astronaut’s father, big changes at Perryton’s Museum of the Plains and a profile on longtime Hale County farmer Tom Horsford.

The Boy Scouts of America held their annual fundraising breakfast Thursday morning in the basement of the First United Methodist Church.

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Today in History for Sunday, March 29
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:45:06 +0000

■ In 1638, Swedish colonists settled in present-day Delaware.

■ In 1790, the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler, was born in Charles City County, Va.

■ In 1812, the first White House wedding took place as Lucy Payne Washington, the sister of first lady Dolley Madison, married Supreme Court Justice Thomas Todd.

■ In 1882, the Knights of Columbus was chartered in Connecticut.

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Academic Spotlight: Sarah Thompson, 17
amarillo.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:14:38 +0000

Academic Spotlight:

Sarah Thompson, 17

Class: Senior, Tascosa High School

Nominated by: Lynn Pulliam, Tascosa High School principal

Why does this student stand out?: “Sarah is very strong academically and is also highly involved in extracurricular activities. She is a member of our varsity choir, Les Chanteurs, our show choir, Freedom Singers, and is a top performer in our theatre arts department.”

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Foul play not suspected in man’s death in West El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:38:19 MDT
Police on Saturday said they do not suspect foul play in the death of an unidentified man who was found under a freeway underpass in West El Paso.

El Paso County students begin STAAR testing Monday
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:24:32 MDT
More than 100,000 El Paso County students will join nearly 3 million across the state in taking sections of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness this week.

As state troopers surge border, tickets decline and accidents increase in Texas
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:22:13 MDT
AUSTIN >> The number of traffic citations and warnings issued statewide by Texas state troopers declined by 22 percent between 2012 and 2014 as state leaders rushed resources to the South Texas

In Rio Grande Valley, officials question the reason for DPS stops
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:22:51 MDT
AUSTIN >> Traffic stops have spiked in parts of the Rio Grande Valley since the Texas Department of Public Safety surged troopers there last year amid claims they were needed to help secure the border.

Word of the Day for Sunday, March 29
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:45:56 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

seer

■ se.er

■ sē ər

Definition: (n) someone who predicts things that will happen in the future

Example: “Travelers are fantasists, conjurers, seers — and what they finally discover is that every round object everywhere is a crystal ball.”

— Cynthia Ozick


Web shoppers keep businessman’s vintage inventory alive at South El Paso warehouse
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:41:22 MDT
Tanny Berg stood in a South El Paso warehouse jammed with never-opened boxes of black and white TVs, boom boxes, cassette recorders, 8-track tape players, Atari video games, gold-plated ballpoint pens, unboxed Lebanese tapestries, and a host of other consumer products from a long-past era.

A new era for Lake Meredith?
amarillo.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:09:17 +0000

You can see just a hint of water at Lake Meredith’s Harbor Bay, which is still mostly dry where wind surfers launched and glided over the waves more than a decade ago, and that hopeful sign might be announcing a new era.

Since Lake Meredith almost hit bottom in 2013 with a record low water level of 26 feet, it has seen a snail’s pace recovery. Final approval of a management plan for it and the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument could add to the momentum of efforts to improve and protect those resources.

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Three longtime PCA teachers retiring
myplainview.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:19:00 -0500
Plainview Christian Academy’s annual fundraising dinner and auction on Friday was bittersweet as the local private school celebrated its 30th anniversary by saying goodbye to three longtime instructor

5 Questions with Karmen Bryant, civic volunteer
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:15:00 -0500
Native Midander Karmen Bryant — a force to be reckoned with in the world of Midland fundraising and philanthropy — was recently honored by the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest as one of the 2015 Wo

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